By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services (AMES), a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group (Nasdaq:ATSG), has been granted approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to perform heavy and line maintenance services on Airbus A318, A319, A320, and A321 aircraft.
"Adding Airbus to our Operational Specifications is a natural progression to our long history in maintaining commercial aircraft," said AMES President Brady Templeton. "We are pleased to extend our core competency to the Airbus A320 family."
Over 5,900 aircraft from the A320 family are currently in operation throughout the world, according to Airbus.
The capability for Airbus complements the broad range of services in heavy maintenance, line maintenance, engineering, component repair and overhaul, manufacturing, and material sales that AMES already provides to Boeing 737, 757, 767, and MD-80 customers.
"In June, AMES added a new 100,000-square-foot hangar to our existing 250,000-square-foot operation," noted Templeton. "We look forward to serving both Boeing and Airbus customers with our expanded facilities." About Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc.AMES is a one-stop aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) provider with an exceptional record of supplying timely, reliable, and cost-effective services in heavy maintenance, line maintenance, engineering and manufacturing, component repair and overhaul, and material sales. AMES holds a Part 145 FAA/EASA Repair Certificate and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group (NASDAQ:ATSG). Visit AMES on the web at www.airbornemx.com. About Air Transport Services Group, Inc.ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. ATSG, through its leasing and airline subsidiaries, is the world's largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. Through its principal subsidiaries, including two airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, aircraft maintenance services and airport ground services. ATSG's subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; Air Transport International, Inc.; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; and Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc. For more information, please see www.atsginc.com.
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