(Luton, UK – 29 September, 2017) – Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL), the engineering division of Monarch, a leading low cost airline and holiday company, has signed a base maintenance agreement with Virgin Atlantic.

The airline is a new customer for MAEL who will carry out C1 checks for Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 787-9 fleet between 2017 and 2021. All the maintenance work will be carried out at Monarch Aircraft Engineering’s state of the art facility at Birmingham Airport and is due to commence at the end of September 2017.


Chris Dare, Managing Director at Monarch Aircraft Engineering, said: “We are extremely happy to have secured Virgin Atlantic as a new customer for our Birmingham facility. This yet again proves our ability to secure new business with the very best customers in an extremely competitive market.

“Our expanding customer base at Birmingham is testament to our efficient, reliable and high quality base maintenance team. As a new customer we look forward to welcoming 17 of the airline’s Boeing 787 aircraft into our Birmingham hangar over the next four years.”

Phil Wardlaw, Vice President Engineering & Maintenance at Virgin Atlantic commented:

“I am delighted to have signed this agreement with Monarch Aircraft Engineering for our B787 C1 checks. We have selected MAEL based on the high quality maintenance services they provide. We look forward to working with MAEL at their Birmingham facility over the coming years.”