Cairns MRO facility, Australia

Heston MRO expands capabilities with Cairns MRO acquisition

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Cairns MRO facility, Australia

Australasian independent MRO organisation Heston MRO is to acquire Jet Aviation’s Cairns MRO facility.

Cairns MRO is the largest MRO centre in Far North Queensland, attracting customers from Australia, Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia, specialising in heavy maintenance and avionics repairs in a 5,400 square metre facility.

Upon completion, the new acquisition will expand Heston MRO capabilities into full heavy maintenance for regional aircraft, as well as state-of-the-art avionics repairs shops for wider range of aircraft types.

“We are excited to add Cairns facility to the Heston MRO family,” said Jonas Butautis, Director and Partner at Heston MRO. “Over the last couple of years our company has been looking for the best options how to expand into heavy maintenance and components repairs in Australia. Having done the analysis on Cairns facility, its professional and experienced staff, range of capabilities and growth potential, we decided that it fits well into the overall Heston MRO vision of becoming a Total Care partner for airlines in the Australasian region. Once the transaction is complete, Heston MRO will be offering line, base, components, engines MRO capabilities, as well as technical training and other services. With selected services we will be able to cover the full suite of aircraft types, from smaller regionals like ATR and Dash 8 Q400, narrowbodies like Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s, to large widebodies like Boeing 777s and 787s, and Airbus A350s and A380s.”

Australasia's largest MRO provider - Heston MRO

Heston MRO extends into Europe

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Australasia's largest MRO provider - Heston MRO

Heston MRO, one of the largest independent MRO organisations in Australasia, has expanded into Europe with the establishment of subsidiary, Heston MRO Europe.

Based in Lithuania, Heston MRO Europe, plans to operate local European warehouses and have AOG support and logistics teams located next to its European customers and suppliers.

‘Heston MRO realises that the pace of aviation recovery varies significantly between different regions’, commented Asta Zirlyte, CEO of Heston MRO. ‘It has always been in our plans to expand geographically beyond our home region in Australasia, following the actual needs of airline customers and asset owners. Faster post-Covid recovery in the Northern Hemisphere repositioned our strategic goals and accelerated that decision. We have established our presence in Europe to capture the local MRO opportunities driven by the recovering travel.’

‘Based in the European Union- Lithuania, Heston MRO Europe will aim to service operators and asset owners in EMEA and CIS markets’, said Kestutis Volungevicius, CEO of Heston MRO Europe. ‘Having started with Components and Asset Management solutions, we aim for organic customer driven expansion into other adjacent MRO offerings like engineering services, engines solutions, and other technical support services’.

Heston MRO Europe has tailored its Components and Asset Management solutions for narrow body aircraft, covering B737 and A320 families through spare parts support, AOG coverage, asset part-outs and trading. The company is seeding its European stock with own part-out projects and partnerships with asset owners.