German MRO provider airplus Maintenance has formed a partnership with EASA-approved design organization Q.C.M. Design that will enable the engineering teams from the two companies to support each other on large projects. Both companies have developed supplemental type certificates (STCs) on airplanes and rotorcraft, and their capabilities range from interior refurbishment to avionics upgrades to structural work.
“Q.C.M. is well known in our industry for very reliable and high-quality services,” said airplus COO Florian Kindzorra. “Besides helping airplus and Q.C.M. by using the broad knowledge base, list of existing approvals, and number of experts in our teams, our customers will benefit from game-changing STC solutions and optimized turnaround times.”
Based at Friedrichshafen Airport, airplus, which is part of the European Air Service Group, has a maintenance hangar for midsize aircraft and a larger structure for aircraft up to a Boeing 737/Airbus A320. It holds Part 145, Part 21J, ADOA, and CAMO approval. Q.C.M., which has an in-house burn-test laboratory for flammability testing, is based in Berne, Switzerland, with an office in Vienna.