Air Nuigini introduces maintenance facility


AIR Niugini plans to become a key player in global airline servicing, a move that will significantly contribute to the Papua New Guinea economy with the introduction of its Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) facility.
The initiative is being driven by managing director Alan Milne, whose engineering background identified huge potential in the talent within the Air Niugini engineering and maintenance teams.
Milne said yesterday after the completion of the Solomon Air C-check (heavy maintenance check) at the engineering hanger at Jackson airport in Port Moresby.
Transport secretary Roy Mumu also witnessed the occasion that saw the Dash 8 aircraft ready for delivery back to the operator.
Milne said PNG’s geographic location, talent and infrastructure made it a logical option for airline servicing for operations in Australia, Asia, and the Pacific Islands.