FEAM Aero’s Major Repair and Recovery Division Achieves Rapid Global Growth
FEAM Aero, a provider of aircraft line-maintenance services in the United States, witnesses success and growth in its Major Repair & Recovery (MRR) division. Established two years ago, the division has seamlessly integrated into FEAM Aero's repertoire of services, leveraging the company's renowned reputation for excellence in aircraft maintenance and repair.
“Higher level technical requests from our clients and customer base were becoming increasingly frequent,” says Cam Murphy, president of FEAM Aero. “It was imperative for us to establish an effective solution to accommodate this type of complicated service.”
To lead the division, FEAM Aero hired Michael Turpin as the VP of Major Repair & Recovery. With over 38 years of technical expertise, including a significant tenure at McDonnell Douglas, Turpin's leadership has been instrumental in the success of the MRR team.
Since completing its first major repair job in Madrid during the fourth quarter of 2021, FEAM Aero's MRR team has accomplished 20 major repair events, supporting customers across several cities and eight countries, growing from an initial 5 technicians to a team of over 30 Major Repair & Recovery experts.
“Our MMR team is the best in the industry, with vast engineering knowledge and countless hours of structural and mechanical training. Our U.S.- and European-based MRR teams give us the ability to dispatch our experts and tooling anywhere in the world on short notice,” explainsTurpin.
With a total investment of 1.7 million dollars in cutting-edge equipment as well as narrow-body and wide-body aircraft mobile wing jacks, shoring and related tools, FEAM Aero MRR can support any aircraft type worldwide. To date, the FEAM Aero MMR team has supported A319/320/321 and 330 aircraft and B737/747 family/757/767 and 777 aircraft.
“The use of our CVG hangar space is transforming how we handle major repair events. Offering a controlled environment with top-notch tooling ensures efficiency and quality,” says Turpin. “In a recent A320 tail-strike incident in Dulles, our MRR team was dispatched, performed a temporary repair, and ferried the aircraft to our CVG hangar, completing the fix in under 30 days. This exemplifies our commitment to exceptional service in an optimized environment."
Expansion of the MMR team is currently underway with plans to establish a third mobile team. This growth will enable FEAM Aero to support more than three major repairs simultaneously across multiple countries utilizing its mobile hangar capabilities.
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