Medavia Technics, one of Safi Aviation Park’s tenants has experienced exponential growth in the last twelve months and has today announced their investment of a further €2 million in its hangars, equipment and tooling.
Medavia Technics is the newly branded technical arm of Mediterranean Aviation Co. Ltd, popularly known as Medavia, which has been established in Malta since 1978. Now in its fortieth year operating in Malta, it is able to offer base and line maintenance on the ATR 42 and ATR 72 aircraft series. This complements an already wide range of regional turbo-prop aircraft approvals.
The company joins a vibrant prominent cluster at Safi Aviation Park, which was established in 2012, with companies such as Lufthansa Technik, SR Technics, Aeromaritime, DC Aviation, Air X, Aviation Cosmetics, Comlux, Gulf Helicopters and Simliner Malta Aviation Centre calling Malta home.
Operations vary from maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO, for both fixed wing and rotary aircraft), flight training including flight simulation, component manufacture, R&D and innovation on unmanned aerial vehicles and ICT for the aviation industry.
Medavia has been a long-time collaborator of the national educational institutions, mainly MCAST, to provide tailor-made courses central in encouraging young people to enrol for courses which provide the necessary training in various areas related to aviation. At the same time, the Institute for Aerospace Technologies within the University of Malta is now offering the opportunity for students to specialise within the related fields of avionics, air traffic control, as well as aircraft maintenance.
Economy Minister Chris Cardona pledged the Government’s continued commitment to the industry, most recently backed by direct infrastructural investment for specialised industrial areas, designed to provide secure airside facilities for the industry, particularly within the MRO sector.
Minister Cardona said, “Malta has all the right ingredients as a centre of business and aviation, and the future looks bright thanks to the resilience and innovation of our local players.”