The Cardiff based aviation maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) business chaired by Bruce Dickinson, has won a contract to maintain Ryanair planes at its St Athan facility over this coming winter.

Under the deal, Caerdav’s MRO facility will undertake two lines of heavy maintenance to support Ryanair’s fleet expansion over the coming years. According to Ryanair, the agreement allows flexibility to where it places its aircraft for the upcoming winter maintenance season.

Ryanair’s director of operations, Neal McMahon, said:

“Our five-year growth plan will grow our fleet to over 600 aircraft and we are pleased to announce this agreement with Caerdav to conduct maintenance at their modern MRO facility in Cardiff this winter. This agreement will allow Ryanair to utilise two heavy maintenance slots, with aircraft coming in nose to tail for the upcoming winter season.

Caerdav has an excellent reputation for a quality service offering in the industry and we are pleased to be announcing this new deal, which will ensure that Ryanair has flexibility as to where it places its aircraft for the winter maintenance season.”

Richard Pitts-Robinson, head of commercial at Caerdav said:

“We are delighted that Ryanair has felt they can put their trust in Caerdav. As a team we take great pride in offering our customers a world-leading service, and to be able to demonstrate this to an airline the size of Ryanair is very exciting indeed – we’re looking forward to welcoming the first aircraft into St. Athan.”