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Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) Foundations

The foundation of a successful aviation group began with two events in 1967, the launch of an engineering company and months later with the formation of an airline.

Towards the end of 1966, two directors of British Eagle, Don Peacock and Bill Hodgson, planned an aircraft maintenance company to serve an emergence of independent airlines through the sixties. These plans became a reality when Airline Engineering Limited (the original name of Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited) was formed in January 1967.

Since its foundation, MAEL has built a solid reputation with the emphasis on safety and quality over a wide range of maintenance and overhaul solutions and services for a network of winning customers.



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Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) Today

MAEL has a strong market position and reputation. Through strong leadership, industry leading deliverables, motivated and high performing teams who have embraced lean processes, the business has grown significantly to become a major player in a global market. From its initial premises of a 40 year old hangar at Luton Airport, MAEL now has a client base located across Europe, the Middle East, Australia and North America with heavy maintenance hangar facilities at Birmingham, Luton and Manchester in the UK.

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