Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage (APAS), a prominent entity in the aircraft storage and maintenance domain, recently achieved a notable milestone in its operations. The company proudly announced the reception of its first European registered aircraft, an Airbus A330-300, designated for short-term storage. This event marks a significant expansion in APAS’s service portfolio, specifically highlighting its capacity to cater to diverse international standards.

The Airbus A330-300, a model highly esteemed for its operational efficiency in commercial aviation, has a long history of service, though this particular aircraft is relatively young, being only six years old. Its arrival at APAS’s facility reflects the strategic decision of its owners to leverage APAS’s expertise and optimal storage conditions. This choice by the customer underscores the trust and confidence placed in APAS’s capabilities to maintain aircraft in top condition.

Significantly, this Airbus A330-300 is the first European registered aircraft to be accommodated by APAS under its European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 Maintenance Approval. This certification is a testament to APAS’s adherence to the highest standards of safety and operational excellence, ensuring compliance with rigorous European regulations.

The storage of the aircraft will be managed under a specific programme, meticulously designed to align with the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (OEM) guidelines. APAS’s engineering teams are committed to diligently adhering to these OEM-approved specifications, ensuring that every aspect of the aircraft’s maintenance and storage meets the precise standards set forth by the manufacturer. This approach not only guarantees the preservation of the aircraft’s integrity but also prepares it for a seamless re-entry into service.

The Airbus A330-300 is slated to be a part of the A330 short-term parking program. This specialized storage solution, tailored by APAS, caters to the unique needs of aircraft owners and operators during periods when the aircraft are not in active use. The program aims to maintain the aircraft in a state of readiness, facilitating a prompt return to service, which is anticipated to occur in mid-2016.

This achievement signifies a pivotal moment for APAS, enhancing its global presence and reputation as a versatile and dependable provider in the field of aircraft storage and maintenance. As APAS continues to adapt to the evolving demands of the global aviation sector, its ability to meet the diverse needs of international clients cements its position as a critical player in the industry.