The maintenance and repair section of CHEP Aerospace has achieved certification from both the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the repair and maintenance of aviation equipment.
This move is a major breakthrough for CHEP and applies under regulation Part 145 and is so far valid for a total of sixteen stations within the CHEP Aerospace network.
The FAA and EASA certification is aimed at enabling airlines to further reduce on fuel costs and also limit their carbon footprint by having their containers, pallets and galley carts repaired at the stations where they were damaged while still complying with the airworthiness approval requirements of the relevant aviation regulatory bodies.
Stations certified within the USA are Dallas, New York Newark, Washington (IAD), Houston, New York Kennedy, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco airports.
European certification applies to airports in four countries.
These are The Netherlands (Amsterdam), Belgium (Brussels), Denmark (Copenhagen), and four in the United Kingdom - namely London Heathrow, London Gatwick, East Midlands Airport and Manchester.
New in Dubai
CHEP Aerospace has also announced that they will open a new MRO facility in Dubai (DWC) in addition to its existing repair station in DOH.
This move is made to ensure what CHEP sees as a far better coverage to meet demand for their services in the Middle East for the repair of ULDs and galley carts.
The company boasts more than thirty ULD management customers worldwide and sees itself as the leading provider of outsourced ULD and galley cart solutions to the aviation industry.
John Mc Donagh