The SCA team hosted an MRO event at Western House in Ayr on 2 March, giving local and regional MRO service providers the opportunity to meet with Storm Aviation, and gain an insight into how to enter their supply chain.
Storm Aviation – a leading international line maintenance and training provider, operating AOG 24-hour comprehensive support for commercial aircraft operators, as part of the Avia Solutions Group – recently took over Chevron Aircraft Maintenance at Prestwick.
Director of Maintenance, Mike Stewart, gave an overview of Chevron’s history and capabilities, as well as outlining Storm’s business activities and their global customer base which Chevron serves. Seventeen MRO and Tier 1 companies attended, along with representatives from the Department of International Trade and NMIS (National Manufacturing Institute Scotland).
SCA’s Aerospace Procurement Specialist Daniel Hood said: “This was a very productive event, with several companies identifying a number of potential opportunities to become involved in the Storm supply chain. It also gave attendees an insight into what can be done within the Scottish MRO network and the business expansion potential, to provide further opportunities to the Avia Group globally.”
The SCA’s sister project, the Aerospace Digital Visualisation Suite (ADVS) supported the event by outlining the role of XR technology in aerospace, and the training opportunities available to MROs at the Skypath Aero Training Centre at Prestwick to develop the attendees’ workforce.
Following the introductions made at this event, individual companies will now hold discussions directly with Storm, while the SCA team will continue to engage with the Storm procurement team to promote the services and capabilities of attendees, and how they can assist with Storm’s operations at both Prestwick and Stansted.