British Airways Maintenance Cardiff

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British Airways Maintenance facilities at Cardiff Airport

British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC), also known as British Airways Maintenance is a major aircraft maintenance facility located near Cardiff Airport and a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways and part of British Airways Engineering. It carries out heavy maintenance on all British Airways Boeing longhaul aircraft.

History[edit]

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.

Structure[edit]

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:

  • Production
  • Planning & Materials
  • Engineering Services

Other BA operations in the area include British Airways Avionic Engineering at Pontyclun, Rhondda Cynon Taff and British Airways Interiors Engineering in Blackwood, Caerphilly.

Rugby[edit]

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.

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