CHEP Aerospace Solutions has been awarded Part 145 certification for repair and maintenance of aviation equipment from both the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency.
The company says the certification will enable it to reduce fuel costs and its carbon footprint by repairing containers, pallets and galley carts at the station where they were damaged.
CHEP says it will be able to carry out repairs in the US at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport, John F Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. In Europe the certificate will cover Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Brussels Airport, Copenhagen Airport, East Midlands Airport, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport and Manchester Airport.
CHEP plans to set up maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities in the Middle East at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central and Hamad International Airport in Qatar to meet rising demand in the region.