Competitive tender process wins aviation specialist another critical role in military aircraft maintenance
MEL Aviation Wins MOD Contract to Service and Repair
MEL Aviation Wins MOD Contract to Service and Repair Armament Ground Support Equipment

MEL Aviation – the Suffolk-based engineering solution provider – has been awarded a new contract from the Ministry of Defence, Air Support, Air Commodities Project Team based at MOD-Bristol UK. It follows the award of a contract to provide in-service support for internal communications, to the Royal Navy.

The contract win, a result of competitive tender, will see MEL Aviation provide service and repair to Armament Ground Support Equipment (AGSE). The contract will include the provision of design organisation support, spares, repairs, Post Design Services (PDS) and testing and certification. Equipment in scope will include Beam Lifting Apparatus, Universal Hoists and High Lift Palletisers which will ensure that maintenance personnel will have the right tools available at the right time and in the right place to maintain aircraft anywhere in the world. 

The contract is for a minimum of 5 years.

Gary Harvey, MD of MEL Aviation says:

This is the fourth significant MOD contract win for MEL Aviation in the last nine month period. We are delighted to have been selected again for another key role in UK aviation defence.

The need for specialist, fully-maintained equipment that supports aircraft in both training and deployment environments is clear and we have the experience, expertise and engineering resources to fulfil this contract need.

MEL Aviation has a long and ongoing relationship with the MOD which sees us supplying a wide range of design, repair and overhaul solutions to its many and varied project teams. We are diversifying from more traditional aviation support projects into a greater range of engineering and communication support systems that encompass all areas of equipment and this is giving us the competitive edge when it comes to securing critical contracts.

We are constantly developing new and improved repair, maintenance and overhaul services to help to keep both the civil and military aviation sectors working seamlessly and enable us to become the one-stop solution for many key customers.

The MEL Group encompasses capabilities ranging from the design, manufacture of ground support equipment and airborne components, to the repair and overhaul of civil and military aerospace and defence products.

The MOD-Bristol’s site is the largest MOD site in the UK. It manages procurement for the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.