Satys continues the development of its Aftermarket and VIP Painting Business Unit with the operation of two new paint hangars, based at the Bombardier Singapore Service Centre, the largest private aircraft maintenance center (MRO) in South East Asia.
Bombardier’s line of business jets is the most comprehensive of any original equipment manufacturer (OEM), with three leading aircraft families. Its line of Learjet, Challenger and Global jets allows customers to grow within the Bombardier business aircraft family as their travel requirements evolve. Bombardier has more than over 4,800 business aircraft in operation, in more than 115 countries. With a worldwide network of Service Centers, Mobile Response Trucks and Parts and Component Repair and Overhaul Facilities, Bombardier’s Service and Support teams offer comprehensive capabilities and deliver the highest quality service by the technicians who know Bombardier aircraft best.
“We are very pleased to be working with Satys to provide impeccable paint capabilities at the Singapore Service Centre, offering enhanced service and support options for our Asia-Pacific based customers,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Experience, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Customer satisfaction is always a top priority at Bombardier and this key partnership will enhance reliability and expectations, further strengthening our support to our customers.”
According to Fabien Roualdes, Satys Managing Director: “Satys is honored and thrilled to work with Bombardier in developing MRO capacities in South East Asia. This partnership perfectly fits both companies’ strategies and we look forward to delivering the best service to our customers.”
This facility is also capable of accommodating any private jets but also commercial single aisle aircrafts for the Airlines market. It is scheduled to open in the spring of 2020.
Bombardier, Learjet, Challenger and Global are registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
site employees of Châteauroux with Christophe Cador, CEO, Fabien Roulades, Managing Director and Thierry Melet, Aftermarket & VIP Painting Director of Satys
The Commercial Court of Toulouse on 10 October 2019 chose the industrial project of the Toulouse Satys Group to take over the ATE (Aéro Technique Espace) aircraft painting site in Châteauroux. ATE has been in recovery proceedings since 17 May 2019.
Based at the Marcel Dassault Airport in Châteauroux, ATE employs about forty people and has four paint hangars for wide-body aircraft. This site will complete Satys Group’s range of services, a key industrial player that has experienced steady growth over the last few years.
Châteauroux, Satys Group’s centre of excellence in Europe for repainting aircraft
“Châteauroux will become our centre of excellence in Europe for the repainting ("Aftermarket Painting") of long-haul aircraft in Europe with a target of 50 aircraft per year. The know-how of the Satys Group combined with that of the Châteauroux teams will enable us to offer a quality and competitive service that meets the requirements of air operators. We will invest in this site. And we are taking on this challenge in France”, said Christophe Cador, Satys CEO.
“By 2019, we will have painted a total of 250 aircraft for the Aftermarket Painting activity and expect the activity to double by 2022,” explained Thierry Melet, Satys Aftermarket & VIP Painting Director.
“I would like to highlight how the professionalism and recognized competence of both the Satys and ATE teams in Chateauroux played an important role in this recovery operation. I would also like to thank our customers and the Centre-Val de Loire Region, owner of the Marcel Dassault Airport in Châteauroux for their ongoing trust,” emphasized Christophe Cador.
The French Industrial Group Satys further develops its “aircraft repainting” business in Europe by acquiring Air Livery (UK)
On October 1st Satys acquired the company Air Livery one of Europe’s leaders in the aircraft repainting business for more than 25 years.
The Air Livery headquarters are located at the Norwich Airport and it operates eight hangars on five sites in the United Kingdom (Norwich, Manchester, East Midlands, Cambridge and Southend) as well as one in Bratislava, Slovakia. The company paints over 200, long and short-hauI aircraft as well as corporate jets per year. It forecasts a turnover of £17m for 2018/19 and has 170 employees.
This acquisition will allow Satys to consolidate its repainting activity (“aftermarket”) and complement the current network: Paris - Le Bourget, Lelystad, Casablanca, Haikou (China) and Dubai (opening scheduled end 2019).
Operations will be supplemented with a long-range hangar in Europe in 2019.
This acquisition offers new possibilities as Air Livery has expertise in support and engineering (Part 145), graphics, external markings and sticker production.