British Airways Maintenance Cardiff
British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC), also known as British Airways Maintenance is located near Cardiff International Airport, is a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways, and carries out heavy maintenance on British Airways longhaul aircraft (specifically, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 767 and recently Boeing 777-300 Series)
In June 1990, a proposal was made to build a £70m hangar for maintenance of the BA 747 fleet at Cardiff Airport to employ 1,200 people. It was formally opened in June 1993.
From February 2008, BAMC also maintained Boeing 767-300 series aircraft for BA whilst a further advance in capability has seen the introduction of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from July 2010. Other BA operations in the area include British Airways Avionic Engineering at Pontyclun, Rhondda Cynon Taff and British Airways Interiors Engineering in Blackwood, Caerphilly.
It has a three-bay hangar with two additional 'Nose In' facilities for interior modifications. It is based at Tredogan near Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan. BAMC employs in excess of 650 people, in three main departments:
- Planning & Materials
- Engineering Services
BAMC has its own rugby union team, playing under the name of British Airways Club South Wales RFC, the team are two time winners of the World Airline Rugby Tournament (WART) in 2000, and 2003. The Director of Rugby for the team is former Pontypool back row player, Terry Rice.
The star player of the team is Mr Gareth Snook, a Cardiff man, who famously knocked out the world famous Cardiff RFC team out of the Welsh Challenge Cup whilst playing for St. Peters RFC, a local Cardiff side, he is also a part-time magician and has performed all over the world with his very own brand of magic.
- British Airways Engineering - the parent organisation