Originally Posted by whatnext
Well, yeah, except Aveos owns 80% of Aeroman in El Salvador which does the same work. Where do you bet Air Canada is going to get their planes serviced now?
What's more, it sounds as though Air Canada may have provoked this closure by deliberately deferring maintenance that was due to be performed at Aveos:
Quite shameful really.
I am also disappointed to see 2,000+ highly skilled and highly payed jobs leave the country. Hopefully a new service company comes out of the ashes of Avios. If Air Canada wanted out of their contract with Avios I would not put it past them to play hard ball.
That said, it is a regulated industry, and Air Canada has to follow Transport Canada approved maintenance plans or the planes get grounded. There are likely a couple of Air Canada planes half taken apart that will be stuck in limbo for a while. These are very expensive aircraft to have sitting around.
In this case I would jump first at blaming the management at Avios. They are the ones that should be able to manage cash flow and should be trying to go after additional business other than Air Canada.