Wright International, a subsidiary of FL Technics, and Flair Airlines announce the start of a partnership, covering line maintenance services for the fleet of 13 Boeing B737 MAX 8 aircraft at Toronto Pearson Airport and the Region of Waterloo International Airport. The services will include transit and overnight services as well as A checks in dedicated hangar space.
This is an important milestone for both companies, securing long-term partnership in a strategic expansion plan and ensuring rapid development of operations in North America. The contract represents the mutual approach and values of both companies, with a focus on efficiency and quality.
Flair currently operates in 20 Canadian cities and is expanding to the US market this fall. Such ambitious growth requires dependable and efficient line maintenance support and Wright International, the FL Technics subsidiary, is leveraging necessary own as well as group’s expertise in servicing airline carriers worldwide.
“I believe that the success of Flair Airlines is embedded in the expertise and know-how of the management team. Their decisions led to unprecedented growth and I am glad that now our team has been chosen to maintain Flair Airlines operations. I am confident that our experience and resources in the largest independent line maintenance network will grant efficient and precise services in Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo airports. Furthermore, FL Technics, being part of Avia Solutions Group, creates a whole new range of opportunities to support Flair Airlines in their growth with extensive knowledge within interconnected aviation industry, from ground handling services, to financing and fleet management,” states Zilvinas Lapinskas, CEO of FL Technics, member of the Board of Directors of Avia Solutions Group.
While being an important achievement to Wright International, this contract also marks the successful stage of development of Flair Airlines business plan in North America.
“Toronto and Kitchener are very important cities for Flair, and we look forward to a high level of maintenance support from Wright International and FL Technics teams.“ says Guy Borowski, VP Maintenance of Flair Airlines.
Mario Sturino, President and Director of Maintenance at Wright International, emphasises the contract as the outcome of synergies and new capacity, after a merger with FL Technics in late 2020. “What we see now is the result of decisive business development for both companies. I am glad that the recent merger into the global group of FL Technics brought new opportunities and capabilities for Wright International to deliver extended scope of services to new clients, expanding the current pool of leading operators and carriers that Wright International provide services to in Canada. Our team and myself are glad to see and support the successful development of our clients in the region,“ says Mario Sturino.
The deal symbolises the gradual recovery of the industry in North America and worldwide as Wright International, part of FL Technics, and Flair Airlines have established the grounds for strategic long-term operations, and found new ways to operate and partner under uncertain circumstances with COVID-19 related restrictions still in place.