The foundation of a successful aviation group began with two events in 1967, the launch of an engineering company and months later with the formation of an airline.
Towards the end of 1966, two directors of British Eagle, Don Peacock and Bill Hodgson, planned an aircraft maintenance company to serve an emergence of independent airlines through the sixties. These plans became a reality when Airline Engineering Limited (the original name of Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited) was formed in January 1967.
Since its foundation, MAEL has built a solid reputation with the emphasis on safety and quality over a wide range of maintenance and overhaul solutions and services for a network of winning customers.
MAEL has a strong market position and reputation. Through strong leadership, industry leading deliverables, motivated and high performing teams who have embraced lean processes, the business has grown significantly to become a major player in a global market. From its initial premises of a 40 year old hangar at Luton Airport, MAEL now has a client base located across Europe, the Middle East, Australia and North America with heavy maintenance hangar facilities at Birmingham and Luton in the UK.
As well as having a superior knowledge in maintaining legacy fleets, MAEL is also a leading MRO for new technology aircraft, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, having provided maintenance support to the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner operating in Europe. MAEL is one of a small number of Boeing-approved GoldCare providers worldwide.
|1967||Airline Engineering Limited was incorporated|
|1968||Opened hangar facility at Luton Airport|
|1971||Entered jet aircraft maintenance|
|1979||Opened line maintenance facility at Manchester Airport|
|1980||Airline Engineering changes its name to Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited|
|1981||Opened line maintenance facility at Gatwick Airport|
|1984||Opened hangar facility at Luton Airport|
|1987||Boeing 757 major modifications and engine retrofits|
|1988||Opened hangar facility at Luton Airport|
|1990||Opened line maintenance facility at Birmingham Airport|
|1996||Opened hangar facility at Manchester Airport|
|2001||Opened line maintenance facilities in Spain and Canaries|
|2007||Opened logistics centre at Luton Airport|
|2008||Opened line maintenance facility in Kiev, Ukraine|
|2010||Awarded Boeing 787 Dreamliner GoldCare|
|2011||Ranked 9th in the top 10 MRO's in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East - Airline Economics|
|2012||Completed 100th Airbus Rear Spar modification for easyJet|
|2012||Opened line maintenance facility in Warsaw, Poland|
|2012||Supported first European operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner|
|2012||Recruited 700th Aircraft Engineering Apprentice|
|2013||Opened Monarch Aircraft Engineering Training Academy at Luton Airport|
|2013||Secured maintenance approvals on Boeing 737NG, Bombardier Q400 and Embraer E-Jet series|
|2013||Added Boeing 787 Dreamliner training capability|
|2013||Secured GCAA Part 21 approval|
|2013||Opened hangar facility at Birmingham Airport|
|2014||Ranked 3rd in the top 10 MRO's globally - Airline Economics|
|2014||Highly commended at the ATE&M Awards|
|2014||Secured GCAA Part 147 approval|
|2014||Monarch Group acquired by Greybull Capital LLP|
|2015||Contracted by Boeing at their facility in Copenhagen to provide GoldCare|
|2007||European Airline MRO of the Year Award - Aviation Week|
|2012||The ap&m Exhibitors Award - ATE&M|
|2013||MRO of the Year Award - The Aviation 100 Awards|
|2013||Through-Life Engineering Services Award - The Manufacturer|
|2014||WorldHost Recognised Business - status for excellent customer service|
|2015||Silver Award - Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme|