Shannon firm breathes new life into aircraft


John Drysdale (left) handing over aircraft to Bravo Airways Chief Engineer
John Drysdale (left) handing over aircraft to Bravo Airways Chief Engineer

IN A collaboration with Shannon Airport based companies, Sentinel Aviation Services Limited, (SASL), gave wings to an ex-Transaero operated Boeing 737 to its new owner Kamair which will be operated by Bravo Airways.

This project involved the input of many companies based in and around Shannon Airport and this successfully demonstrated the partnerships and willingness to cooperate in delivering first class transition projects for which larger base maintenance facilities would not have slots during the busy months.

The project team and aircraft records were based at the company’s facilities in Shannon Airport House where SASL provided 24/7 customer support from a technical and financial standpoint enabling a smooth managed transition from the previous owner.

“We worked with ASL (formally Air Contractors) for airframe and hangarage support and Vortex Aviation who provided the engine maintenance services sometimes in parallel while the aircraft was in the ASL hangar. In addition we also used the services of Eirtech Aviation for the ships new livery, West Coast Aviation who provided component and parts support and Signature Flight support for crew handling and departure. Having these companies close by who all showed a willingness to deliver first class customer service on a true 24/7 basis ensured we could provide very short turnaround solutions with such issues as engine shop support, APU replacement etc.” John Drysdale, SVP Technical said.

SASL is an Irish owned company with offices in Shannon and Dublin.

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