Virgin Atlantic Airways has awarded Aeropeople Engineering Services, part of Aeropeople Ltd, a three-year multi-million-pound contract to manage cabin interior maintenance, repair and refurbishment across its entire global fleet.
As part of the contract, the largest in Aeropeople’s history, an 80-person team will be established at Heathrow where they will work in partnership with interiors service provider Cabinair to provide an end-to-end service for the airline across its Boeing 787 and Airbus A330/A350 aircraft.
Aeropeople Managing Director Ian Peart explained: “We have been providing recruitment services to Virgin for around 15 years and now look forward to extending that partnership in what is genuinely a ground-breaking deal that enables us to provide our customer with a turnkey solution that will minimise aircraft downtime whilst driving efficiency and value across all elements of the supply chain.
Aeropeople will set up a Line Maintenance operation at Heathrow to support front line cabin interior maintenance as well as establishing a deeper scheduled maintenance and refurbishment operation in the Virgin hangar at the airport.
Following a recruitment and training drive, work on the first aircraft was expected to commence the week of 11 January 2021.