Linhas Aéreas launches aircraft MRO business unit

Brazil-based GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL) (B3: GOLL4) has announced the launch of GOL Aerotech, a new business unit that provides aircraft maintenance, repairs and aircraft and components overhauls (MRO), the company said.

GOL announces today the launch of GOL Aerotech, a new business unit that provides aircraft maintenance, repairs, and aircraft and components overhauls (MRO). GOL Aerotech extends GOL´s expertise in aircraft maintenance to third-party airlines around the world for the first time and generates a new source of revenue for the company.

The company is certified by national and international regulators such as National Agency Civil Aviation Administration, Brazil, the Federal Aviation Administration, United States and European Union Aviation Safety Agency. GOL Aerotech is qualified to perform maintenance services for companies and airlines that have Boeing 737 Next Generation, 737 Classic, 737 MAX and Boeing 767 family aircraft.

Covering over 145,000 square meters, the facility at Confins has three hangars, plus six workshops capable of repairing and overhauling wheels, brakes and steel structures, as well as the inspection of engines and other components. GOL has invested more than USD 130 million in its aircraft maintenance center.

To date, GOL has invested over BRL 130 million in its aircraft maintenance center in Confins. Covering over 145,000 square meters, the facility has three hangars (two for maintenance and one for painting), plus six workshops capable of repairing It has capacity to serve 80 aircraft per year (on average) and provide over 600,000 hours of maintenance availability annually. It is staffed with over 760 employees, including engineers and technicians, and achieves a 98% on-time delivery and aircraft release for heavy maintenance.

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. serves more than 36 million passengers annually. Headquartered in Sao Paulo, GOL employs a team of approximately 15,000 skilled aviation professionals and operates a fleet of 125 Boeing 737 aircraft.