Aero Norway invests in skilled workforce as demand for
specialist independent engine maintenance soars

Stavanger, Norway, February 2nd2017:Norway-based engine MRO facilityAero Norway AShas moved to a shift work programme to increase its production capacity as the rate of engine inductions at the facility continues to grow.  Over the next few months its skilled and experienced engineers will supervise the training of ten new apprentices as the Company reinforces its commitment to knowledge sharing and deepening the expertise and certification of its internal resource pool.

CFM authorised repair station, Aero Norway, is specifically designed for CFM56® engine maintenance and has capacity for up to 120 engines per year.  Services cover the entire spectrum of repair and maintenance across all three engine models – CFM56-3, CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B; and recent approval by the Civil Aviation Administration of China means that the Aero Norway engine MRO centre is now multi-releaseFAA, EASA, TCCA and CAAC certified, with application for DGCAalso underway.

“We are seeing a pattern of increased demand stimulating the need for more technicians and multiple shifts, and it has always been a fundamental part of our business ethos to invest in apprenticeships” explains Glenford Marston, General Manager – Aero Norway.

“Aero Norway focuses on continuous improvement and finding ways to deliver the optimum EGT margins. We are also rapidly increasing our internal engine component repair capabilities as part of our drive to cut costs and improve TAT for our customers. We need the right team of highly qualified engineers working 24/7 to sustain this level of service.”

At the recent aircraft finance conferences in Dublin it was evident in discussions with lessors and operators that Aero Norway’s determination to deliver these advantagesin the commercially competitive environment of engine MRO hits a nerve.Marston adds: “Multi-release certification broadens our scope and appeals to operators seeking the flexibility of an independent engine MRO that can align itself to their requirements.Ensuring we have highly motivated, engineering teams delivering precision perfect engines and working round the clock to achieve this for our customers is paramount.”

Aero Norway AS is an authorised CFM repair station based in Stavanger Airport, Sola, Norway. The modern facility was designed specifically to provide MRO services for CFM56® engine variants and is fully equipped with all the necessary equipment to provide high quality maintenance services with industry recognised EGT margins for CFM56-3, CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines. Aero Norway AS purchased the Norway Engine Centre from Pratt & Whitney in 2013 and offers a full range of engine MRO services: engine repair & overhaul; maintenance & repairs; engine test cell runs; full restoration; back shop parts repair; engine investigation; special customer requests; and non-destructive testing & diagnostics.Visit

Company Contact:
Sonia Tindall, Manager –GlobalSales & Marketing, Aero Norway AS
Tel:  +47 5164 2000

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Aero Norway, CFM56 engine MRO celebrates International Women’s Day. Siv Janne Aarrestad, HR & HSE Manager, discusses diversity and explains how Aero Norway encourages young women to flourish as they pursue a career in aircraft engine maintenance engineering.
Why do you think diversity in the workplace is so important?
Having diversity in the workplace is important to Aero Norway because we believe that a mix of people fosters better team dynamics, promotes creativity, encourages innovative thinking, and ensures a better a perspective when solving problems. Diversity at Aero Norway means we employ the best qualified person, irrespective of background, and we see that this leads to a better working environment for everyone.
Our society is constantly developing. Increased immigration, demographic changes and competitive pressures lead to a more complex global society. Successful businesses capitalise on the wealth of resources generated within a composite group.
What advice would you give to women who want to pursue a career in aviation maintenance or similar aircraft engineering roles?
I would give the same advice irrespective of gender – pursue the career that makes you happy. That saying, I definitely encourage young women to pursue a career within aviation maintenance or aviation engineering because the aviation industry is a dynamic and exciting world.
In our desire to contribute to a sustainable aviation industry Aero Norway is identifying new and smart ways of working. To be able to do this effectively, we need a diverse workforce, able to come up with new ideas. By that we mean diversity within gender, age, background, and culture.
Other advice I would give women is not to worry that an industry or workplace might seem to be male dominated. Be confident in yourself and your competence and what you can contribute.
At Aero Norway in particular, what actions are taken to promote the inclusion of women in the business?
Aero Norway has set a strategic goal to increase the number of women at all management levels in our company. Remuneration is based on experience and competence, and we actively encourage women to apply when we are recruiting.
What career options can be pursued after an apprenticeship in engine maintenance?
Our current CEO started as an engine mechanic which demonstrates that you can start as an engine maintenance apprentice at Aero Norway and work your way up to the top. Not everyone will become a CEO of course, but the are many other career opportunities after completing 2-year apprentice period.
We have a focus on internal mobility and various career opportunities in our company. It is important to us that our employees develop their potential and enjoy what they do.