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Ian Foster Joins Bii.aero as MRO Director

: Oct 15, 2020 - : 12:39 am

Bii.aero, a provider of aircraft parts, repairs and services for the commercial, governmental/military and rotary aviation sector, has appointed Ian Foster as MRO Director.

Bii has recently purchased a Boeing 737-800 aircraft (MSN28381) that was previously owned by lessor Aircastle and operated by Indonesian carrier, Sriwijaya. The material generated is designed to deliver a regular throughput of certified rotables, with all repairs managed by Foster and his team at Bii.

Streamlining processes and supervising workshop repairs during a period of supply-chain uncertainty due to COVID-19 has been challenging, Foster says, but establishing relationships and building trust is key. “The repair network we have created has been underpinned by our own requirements throughout this teardown project. We have negotiated fixed-price agreements across a wide spectrum of part numbers and that is the bedrock of a compelling service for our existing customers and new prospects.”

“Air travel will return. By acting early and with flexibility, aircraft support companies like Bii can help airlines better adapt to the changing demands of the whole travel industry,” Foster said. “With prolonged uncertainty over supply, demand, and the availability of resources, COVID-19 will be the trigger for many operators to transform.”

Bii.aero is personalising repair programmes for portfolios of part numbers. “We’re encouraging our customers to do that rather than pick off one part at a time individually” said Foster.

Prior to joining Bii.aero, Ian Foster was MRO Manager at AJW Aviation. Before that, he was Jet Spares Manager at BAE Systems.

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