Aerocare, Inflite Partner on Paint, MRO Services

 - May 24, 2023, 4:19 PM
Sebastien Albouy and Pauline Monksfield of Inflite The Jet Centre and Peter Mankelow of Aerocare Aviation Services (l to r) celebrate their new partnership at EBACE 2023. (Photo: Aerocare)

UK-based Aerocare Aviation Services and Inflite the Jet Centre have agreed to collaboratively offer their respective business aviation customers an extended range of paint and MRO services, the companies said at EBACE Wednesday.

Aerocare’s dedicated VIP paint facility at Hawarden Airport in Chester, UK, will accommodate Inflite’s MRO customers requiring aircraft painting during their maintenance visits. Customers can simultaneously book paint jobs and MRO on the business aircraft types Inflite supports, offering a one-stop-shop solution for all maintenance requirements.

The collaboration allows Inflite to extend its Part 145 approval to provide EASA and FAA certification across the aircraft types it supports, including the Embraer Phenom 100 and 300, Praetor, and Legacy families and Bombardier Challenger 600 Series jets while their aircraft receive updated or new paint liveries at Aerocare.

The partnership will provide Aerocare with access to new markets, along with the ability to deliver its existing client base an extended Part 145 coverage. The capability reduces the need to position engineers and specialized tooling between the North West and Inflite’s London Stansted, Essex home when providing the necessary engineering support during painting, significantly reducing downtime and cost.

Part 145 MRO provider Aerocare has operated for more than three decades, providing maintenance, repair, modifications, interior refurbishment, and exterior paint, all to OEM standards. Inflite ranks as the longest-serving Embraer Authorized Service Centre in EMEA, covering all maintenance requirements for the entire Embraer Executive Jets portfolio. Inflite also provides maintenance for the Bombardier Challenger and Global (BD700) as well as Boeing's 737 BBJ.