Engineers & Technicians In this day and age of increased CRM and safety awareness, a forum for the guys and girls who keep our a/c serviceable.

Monarch Engineering

Old 13th Dec 2018, 22:02
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: over the hill
Posts: 2
Monarch Engineering

It looks very bad for Monarch Aircraft Engineering at the moment.
After the badly handled Flybe split they're losing contracts. Apparently there is an announcement from the big man tomorrow.
I've been told it's very grim in the hangar at BHX.
Good luck to all the engineers, remember there's a shortage at the moment and there are better companies to work for.
jester engineer is offline  
Old 14th Dec 2018, 11:41
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 102
Not looking good, company is now up for sale. If they are losing/lost a number contracts, why would anybody buy them?
Flyboy543 is offline  
Old 14th Dec 2018, 20:27
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Exmouth
Posts: 19
Boeing and lufthansa interested by all accounts , Ditching flybe was one of their better decisions,
Great facility at BHX someone will snap it up without doubt
Doc Q is offline  
Old 14th Dec 2018, 20:50
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: BHX
Posts: 253
wBoeing’s maintenance arm is the favourite i hear .https://www.mro-network.com/maintena...gineering-sale

Last edited by Brigantee; 16th Dec 2018 at 00:20.
Brigantee is offline  
Old 25th Dec 2018, 10:10
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: wales
Posts: 442
not good new developments yesterday , doors closing imminently
bvcu is offline  
Old 26th Dec 2018, 10:02
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: LUTON
Posts: 2
MAEL

So sad, was at MAL for 28 years, still get upset about it. I hope MAEL survives.
iawn is offline  
Old 31st Dec 2018, 07:59
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Stansted
Posts: 10
Vulture Capitalism

Mismanagement by the shareholders who didn’t invest as promised. Hopefully a reputable aviation company will take over and realise the true potential of the business.
Rebel without a clue is offline  
Old 31st Dec 2018, 19:08
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: wales
Posts: 442
Keep up ! they've gone !
bvcu is offline  
Old 1st Jan 2019, 09:00
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: LTN
Posts: 1
Originally Posted by bvcu View Post
Keep up ! they've gone !
Care to expand?
FlyAway192 is offline  
Old 1st Jan 2019, 19:00
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Gatwick
Posts: 1,960
Well, they no longer have line mainteance, so just the base facilities at BHX and LTN (and an unfinished composite building up the M1). So, defualting on monies owed to your supply chain may not have been the best move, unless the administrators knew all along that it would "cause" the wind up.
Litebulbs is offline  
Old 3rd Jan 2019, 12:53
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Milton Keynes-on-sea
Posts: 127
In the current edition of Flight International they report that Quote - MAEL debt was £138m and had a ''cross company guarantee'' inherited from Monarch Airlines. The approved CVA will allow the MRO provider to cut the amount it owes or give it longer to pay. It was approved by 90% of the creditors. The guarantees are with two off shore companies who own 75% of the debt, one of which has bought MAEL for £1.- Unquote.

So, IMHO whoever wants to pick up MAEL will face a tough negotiation and a big bill. Having worked for it's forerunner AEL, I hope someone does.
falcon12 is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2019, 04:52
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: EGGW
Posts: 1,940
Have gone into administration as of today, no more base (hangar) maintenance, but the Training Dept and the CAMO are going to continue to trade under administration, while a buyer is found.
Mr @ Spotty M is offline  
Old 4th Jan 2019, 13:59
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Hanging off the end of a thread
Posts: 15,672
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/news...cid=spartandhp
NutLoose is online now  
Old 4th Jan 2019, 17:32
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Qwerty
Posts: 335
Ring Jet2, or apply on line or how ever you have to do it in this day and age. Opportunitiess coveringa all aspects of the engineerimg operation.

Engineering

Road show, Birmingham next Wednesday, might be bit busier than they originally expected.

https://www.google.com/search?q=jet2...bs&htivrt=jobs

Last edited by Council Van; 5th Jan 2019 at 08:00.
Council Van is offline  
Old 5th Jan 2019, 04:53
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: On the Edge
Posts: 32
As an ex MAEL’er, good luck to all the guys in LTN & BHX.
DHC4 is offline  
Old 5th Jan 2019, 22:35
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Europe
Posts: 57
Very sad to hear, MAEL have some very good guys !
If any of you are looking for a job (sorry for the short notice) Altitude Global are holding recruitment roadshows at the following addresses
  • Birmingham Airport. 7th and 8th January. Hilton Garden Inn.
  • Warsaw Chopin Airport. 14th and 15th January. Hampton by Hilton.
Good luck !
Webby737 is offline  
Old 6th Jan 2019, 22:10
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Plymouth
Posts: 72
Originally Posted by Doc Q View Post
Boeing and lufthansa interested by all accounts , Ditching flybe was one of their better decisions,
Great facility at BHX someone will snap it up without doubt
Flybe is Monarch's biggest customers, so falling out them was an idiot move, which in turn put off other companies. Flybe has snapped up 138 engineers at Birmingham & Manchester so their gain. Thankfully Flybe has more structure to it than Monarch so will probably survive.
airsouthwest is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2019, 20:59
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle Earth
Posts: 896
I understand the hangar at Birmingham was owned by MAEL, as they're looking for a buyer for the training and CAMO side of the business, is the hangar is not included in that sale?

FC
Fried_Chicken is offline  
Old 22nd Jan 2019, 21:49
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: UK
Posts: 72
MAEL's assets are to to be auctioned off, where a lot of maintenance history will go under the hammer next week
https://www.hilcoind.com/sale/MAEL/featured
Many excellent aircraft Engineers around the world did their apprenticeships over 50 years at MAEL (& previously ATG).
JetMender is offline  
Old 24th Jan 2019, 10:49
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hyperspace
Posts: 585
An extremely sad ending........Some of those Douglas tugs at LTN are seriously old and have been extremely well looked after (I remember them being used on Britannia's!)
boeing_eng is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.