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Cebu Pacific’s Aplus MRO Subsidiary Inaugurates Improved Hangar for Airline Customers

Cebu Pacific’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Aviation Partnership Philippines (Aplus) has inaugurated a new Hangar to better serve their airline customers. Aplus is a key player in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business in the aviation industry.

Cebu Pacific's Wholly-Owned MRO Subsidiary, Aplus, Inaugurates a New Hangar on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - Courtesy Cebu Pacific

On Tuesday (December 15, 2021), Cebu Pacific announced the inauguration of a new hangar to better serve airline customers of their wholly-owned subsidiary, Aviation Partnership Philippines (Aplus). Aplus is a key player in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business in the aviation industry, providing services such as line maintenance, light aircraft checks and technical ramp handling to Cebu Pacific and other carriers. The company offers MRO services to airlines with hubs in Manila, Cebu, Clark, Davao and Clark, as well as secondary airports in the Philippines and beyond.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Cebu Pacific’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Michael Ivan Shau, said,

“This is a milestone not only for Cebu Pacific but more so for our subsidiary, Aplus. This inauguration is very timely and in line with the airline’s preparations for the expected recovery of the aviation industry.”

Also commenting on the new hangar inauguration, Aplus’ General manager, Rico Ugdoracion, said,

“The Aplus hangar will allow for a reduced turnaround time for our existing and future airline customers. Working under a roof will surely boost personnel productivity and further enhance the quality of our services. Having a hangar will give our foreign airline customers confidence that in case their aircraft gets grounded in Manila, a hangar can be provided by Aplus to perform the needed maintenance activities for aircraft recovery.”

The renovation of the 3,112 square meter Aplus hangar was completed in November 2021 and can accommodate Airbus A320, A321neo and ATR aircraft. The facility will be used to perform phased C-checks. C-Checks are performed approximately every 20-24 months or after a specified number of flight hours, and require a large majority of the aircraft’s components to be inspected. The check typically places an aircraft out of service for 1-2 weeks, and the aircraft must not leave the maintenance facility until the C-Check is completed. Cebu Pacific acquired Aplus in November 2020, as part of the carrier’s move to optimize operations, ensuring the airline is on a strong post-pandemic path to recovery.

Source: Cebu Pacific

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