08 Sep 2021

 

FEAM Maintenance/Engineering, a US based MRO providing aircraft maintenance to domestic and international air carriers across 30 US locations, expands its footprint internationally with the acquisition of BOSA, a globally approved aircraft maintenance provider.

BOSA, headquartered in Handforth, Cheshire UK, provides aircraft line maintenance across all Boeing and Airbus fleet types, at Manchester International Airport (MAN), East Midlands Airport (EMA), and Teesside International Airport (MME) in the UK, as well as, Leipzig-Halle Airport (LEJ) in Germany. BOSA also provides component repair to over 5,000 aircraft parts for a multitude of airline customers within the UK and Europe. Specific component repair capability examples include waste/water, filters, galley components, and oxygen, with a focus on green, environmentally friendly initiatives.

Rounding out their capabilities, BOSA provides AOG recovery services throughout the UK and Europe, allowing FEAM to expand their On-Wing AOG Repairs Team further into the region.

 

The acquisition of BOSA represents a natural progression of FEAM’s tremendous growth throughout the US, and allows them the opportunity to extend their world-class aircraft maintenance services to existing and new customers throughout the UK and Europe.

 

“We are pleased to welcome the team at BOSA into the FEAM family,” remarked Cam Murphy, President of FEAM, “With this acquisition, we look forward to the expansion of our services and the FEAM brand, throughout the UK and Europe. And while the current pandemic is certainly not over, we felt the timing was right and this acquisition positions us well for the recovery in these markets.”

 

“We look forward to working with FEAM and the Murphy family,” said Robert Sykes, Managing Director and founder of BOSA, “Our businesses share similar foundations, values and a vision for growth within the UK and throughout Europe. Together we will stride forward creating exceptional service for our customers and an excellent working environment for our staff.”

 

 

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FEAM is the largest leading provider of aircraft line maintenance services in the United States. FEAM has maintenance bases at 30 U.S. locations, including two hangar facilities, and employs a growing workforce of over 1,200 Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and Engineers. Over the years, FEAM has diversified its MRO portfolio to include Line Maintenance, Technical Training, Global AOG Support, Technical Support Services, and Base Maintenance. Our full line of services ensures our customers meet their mission goals and mitigate AOG ground time. FEAM holds EASA/FAA Maintenance Organization Approvals and approvals from several other domestic and international aviation regulatory authorities. For more information, please visit www.feam.aero.

24 Aug 2021

On July 28th, 2021, FEAM was proudly awarded with their AS9110 Certification by the leading accredited certification body, National Quality Assurance (NQA), marking another milestone in their ongoing commitment to innovation and safety.

 

AS9110 is the quality management system standard developed by aerospace professionals to meet the specific requirements of aerospace maintenance organizations. AS9110 incorporates the requirements of ISO 9001 and specifies additional aviation and defense maintenance repair and overhaul industry requirements.

 

“FEAM has reached another milestone regarding our Quality System and has received the AS9110:2016 certification. The quality management system combines all departments in our organization to provide our customers a quality product. This certification was a team effort from all departments, and only with everyone working together were we able to achieve this distinction in the industry,” Frank Valenzano, Director of Quality.

 

For more information on FEAM’s safety certifications, please visit feamaero.com.

 

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FEAM is the largest leading provider of aircraft line maintenance services in the United States. FEAM has maintenance bases at 30 U.S. locations, including two hangar facilities, and employs a growing workforce of over 1,200 Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and Engineers. Over the years, FEAM has diversified its MRO portfolio to include Line Maintenance, Technical Training, Global AOG Support, Technical Support Services, and Base Maintenance. Our full line of services ensures our customers meet their mission goals and mitigate AOG ground time. FEAM holds EASA/FAA Maintenance Organization Approvals and approvals from several other domestic and international aviation regulatory authorities. For more information, please visit www.feam.aero.

 

NQA is a leading global independently accredited certification body, providing assessments (audits) of organizations to various Management System Standards since 1988.

 

NQA is part of NTS, the leading independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection and certification services in the USA. NTS serves a broad range of industries, including the civil aviation, space, defence, nuclear, telecommunications, industrial, electronics, medical and automotive markets.

 

NQA has expertise in many diverse industries including aerospace, telecommunications, electronics, information technology, professional services, transportation and distribution, automotive, plastics, metal and machinery, foods and supply chain management. This expansive expertise means NQA, can offer its clients a single point of contact saving them time, as well as an experienced and competent staff based internationally and locally to provide effective attention.

 

NQA’s worldwide operations are accredited to perform management systems registrations by ANAB (American National Standards Institute/Registrar Accreditation Board), UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) and various other regional and industry-specific oversight bodies.

10 Aug 2021

To understand the biggest factor behind FEAM’s esteemed reputation, one would only have to look at the quality of people we employ. People like Jonathan Lee who, just like our company, has grown exponentially in just one year of joining our family. We’re proud to shine a spotlight on his unique career path and his story so far.

 

What attracted you to work for FEAM after 20 years in the Marine Corps?

 

The largest factor that attracted me to want to work for FEAM was their belief in me. They understood I was more than just a retired Marine who had worked helicopters for 15+ years. The leadership of FEAM, some of them being veterans themselves, saw the “soft skills” and leadership skills that the Marine Corps had spent more than a decade developing in me. This vision, and the true feeling of family that I felt from the start with FEAM, was critical after leaving an organization that is so heavily based around an almost fanatical level of brotherhood like the Marine Corps.

 

How has your life changed after working at FEAM for a year?

 

Over the past year, I feel like I have peeled back a curtain on a world that I thought I knew. Getting to learn and see how not only the aviation cargo industry but also how the passenger side of aviation truly works and flows has been an amazing learning experience. I have felt myself grow as a mechanic and a leader at an amazing rate by adapting the leadership methods the military taught me to lead my stations. Going from a single station with about 18 mechanics to 3 stations with over 60 mechanics has forced that development in myself at a rate I didn’t know I could do. Honestly, outside of my combat deployments directly supporting troops on the ground, this past year has been some of the most rewarding work I have done by getting to see the stations grow, to see FEAM grow, and to see our customers thrive in a very dynamic setting because of our support.

 

You’re a huge proponent of networking. What’s the best way to start connecting with people in your desired industry?

 

The best way I have found to network within your desired industry is through LinkedIn. Utilizing this platform, you don’t have to go out and send a ton of invites. You will get much better traction by having a relevant core group of connections that you can interact with, and then through those interactions, you will open a door by connecting with a great number of other people within multiple industries. If you find someone within your desired industry that you feel a connection would greatly serve you, then actually put some thought and effort into the connection request and don’t just send the basic default message.

 

What advice would you give to fellow servicemen transitioning into the aviation industry?

 

For starters, get your A&P certificate as soon as you can after you’ve met 36 months of the experience requirement. Even if you plan to make a career in the military, it is the most critical piece. The longer you have the certificate, the better it looks on a resume. There are awesome programs in all of the branches to assist in this, so take advantage of it while you can. Also, the military is great at teaching us to specialize in our narrow little field. DON’T! Get out there and learn with every shop on the line from avionics to airframes, flight equipment to maintenance control, and even the supply side. If you get the chance to learn a new platform, jump at it! Being able to understand both fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft is a very sought-after skill set outside of the military.

 

Since you joined the FEAM family, you’ve added two more stations and started your AS in Aviation Maintenance. What does the future look like for you?

 

I plan to continue working towards completing my AS in Aviation Maintenance and then possibly looking at progressing to a BS in Aviation Maintenance Management. On the FEAM side, I’m continuing to develop and train the team of mechanics that I have at all 3 stations to provide the highest level of support we can. As new opportunities present themselves within FEAM, I plan to take advantage of them to continue my own development and learning.

 

29 Mar 2021

MIAMI, FL (March 22nd, 2021) FEAM is proud to announce their latest facility launches at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). As the e-commerce space continues to scale exponentially, FEAM’s agile approach has allowed them to quickly meet and exceed the demand of increased air cargo activity.

 

Their new outpost at LAX will provide line maintenance, On-Wing AOG support, structures and avionics support, and engine stand conversion technical support.

The addition of FEAM’s Austin-Bergstrom presence marks their fourth line maintenance station in Texas. With this location serving as a regional hub for the e-commerce giant, Amazon, it was a strategic choice for increased line maintenance, structures, and avionics support.

 

Chief Operating Officer, Dan Allawat comments, “It is a tremendous testament to our team that we continue to pursue nationwide expansion without compromising our high standard of excellence in customer service. With an increase in tech companies relocating to Austin, and the importance of Los Angeles as a gateway to so many international destinations, we feel that both locations are pivotal in FEAM’s continued growth initiatives and positioning of our best-in-class advanced aircraft repair capabilities.”

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To request an interview with FEAM contact Sara Shake at 954.336.3275 or sara@themrkt.co.

 

FEAM is the largest leading provider of aircraft line maintenance services in the United States. FEAM has maintenance bases at 28 U.S. locations, including two hangar facilities, and employs a growing workforce of over 1,000 Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and Engineers. Over the years, FEAM has diversified its MRO portfolio to include Line Maintenance, Technical Training, Global AOG Support, Technical Support Services, and Base Maintenance. Our full line of services ensures our customers meet their mission goals and mitigate AOG ground time. FEAM holds EASA/FAA Maintenance Organization Approvals and approvals from several other domestic and international aviation regulatory authorities. For more information, please visit www.feam.aero.

 

19 Feb 2021

 

As part of our series about “The Future Of Air Travel”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Fred Murphy.

Fred Murphy holds the position of Founder & President for FEAM Maintenance/Engineering. Prior to joining FEAM, Fred held various positions in maintenance and engineering departments at American Airlines, US Airways, FedEx and Trans World Airlines. Fred served in the US Air Force as a noncommissioned officer and holds an Associate Degree for Aircraft Maintenance Management, a Federal Aviation Administration airframe and power plant license, Federal Communications Commission restricted radio operators license and a Federal Aviation Administration private pilot/ instrument rating.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive in, our readers would love to get to know you a bit better. Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

When I was growing up, I had an uncle that worked for an airline called Western Airlines at Los Angeles International Airport. When I was about 10 years old, he took me to work with him one day and I was blown away from being around all the airplanes and the airport activity going on around them. I think that day is when I fell in love with aviation. Later, when I graduated high school, I joined the U.S. Air Force and my love for aircraft continued to grow. I somehow knew at that young age and seeing those airplanes up close at LAX airport, that I wanted to be part of that industry as I got older. I have been very fortunate to turn that early passion into a business.

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16 Feb 2021

MIAMI, FL (February 16, 2021) – FEAM is excited to announce their new partnership with Sunaero-Americas. FEAM is the fastest growing provider of airline line maintenance and engineering services to a variety of domestic and international air carriers flying transport planes throughout the country. Sunaero, the premier fuel tank and fuel systems repair specialists, will provide on-site fuel system repair services at the new FEAM MRO hangar located at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG) International Airport that caters to the growing air cargo fleet.

 

 

“FEAM’s strategic partnerships with aviation technical specialists like Sunaero has solidified our company as the leading provider of line maintenance in the MRO industry,” said Scott Diaz, Director of Business Development. “Reducing the recovery time of out of service aircraft and improving fleet performance of our airline partners is a core initiative at FEAM, resulting in continued expansions and deploying line support services to over 28 airports across the country this year.”

FEAM opened the 103,000-square-foot and $19 million hangar at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) early last year. The facility created the need for more than 100 high-paying aircraft mechanic jobs and supports the growing global logistics network at the airport. The hangar accommodates all narrow-body aircraft, as well as the Boeing B747 aircraft.

 

“At Sunaero-Americas, we strive to put quality and customer satisfaction first, and we are proud to share this commitment with FEAM, said Havan Tucker, Sunaero CEO. This partnership offers an opportunity for both FEAM and SUNAERO to better serve our valued customers.”

 

 

Sunaero utilizes helium tracer gas technology to pressurize the fuel system which allows for rapid identification of the leak point with the use of helium leak detection sensors. Repairs are then conducted timely and once completed, helium tracer gas is again used to re-pressurize the fuel system and confirm the leak point is repaired. This is accomplished without re-fueling the aircraft until after the leak point is confirmed repaired and therefore saves time and money to return the aircraft to service.

 

FEAM is committed to the highest levels of safety, reliability, and customer service. The collaboration between FEAM and Sunaero at CVG will greatly enhance the ability to support fleets from around the country and deliver the highest levels of service to their customers.

 

For more information, please contact marketing@feam.aero

 

FEAM is the largest leading provider of aircraft line maintenance services in the United States. Headquartered in Miami, FEAM has maintenance bases at 28 U.S. locations, including two hangar facilities, and employs a growing workforce of over 1,000 Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and Engineers. Over the years, FEAM has diversified its MRO portfolio to include Line Maintenance, Technical Training, Global AOG Support, Technical Support Services, and Base Maintenance. Our full line of services ensures our customers meet their mission goals and mitigate AOG ground time. FEAM holds EASA/FAA Maintenance Organization Approvals and approvals from several other domestic and international aviation regulatory authorities. For more information, please visit www.feam.aero.

 

SUNAERO – AMERICAS is a Fuel Tank and Fuel System Repair Company using “Helium Leak Detection Technology”.  Our Company also specializes in Rapid Sealant Curing Technology / Tooling (Fuel Tank, Windshield and Windows), Rapid Fuel Tank Desealing Tooling and our Fuel Tank and System Repairs business (Global AOG Rapid Response Mobile Repair Teams) supporting both Commercial and Military Aircraft using Helium Leak Detection Technology.  SUNAERO also offers other specialized Aircraft Leak Detection tooling / products for multiple Aircraft Systems and is also available to work an AOG with our Global Rapid Response Mobile Repair Teams both on the Line and in MRO environments. For more information visit www.sunaero.com

08 Feb 2021

MIAMI, FL (February 9, 2021) – FEAM is excited to announce that their new aircraft hangar facility at Miami International Airport build-out and upgrade project is near completion. The Miami-based company provides maintenance and engineering services to a variety of domestic and international air carriers flying transport planes throughout the country. The two-million-dollar project is an expansion of the Miami hangar that will provide FEAM with the opportunity to serve the growing demand of freighter business and also increase the capacity of existing services. The Hangar at Miami International Airport will be FEAM’s second aircraft hangar in the United States.

 

“As Air Cargo, Ultra Low Cost Carriers, and Regional Airline line maintenance services continue to be in high demand, we are grateful to the Miami International Airport for understanding the need for our services,” said Cam Murphy, FEAM Managing Director. “We pride ourselves on our commitment to create more jobs and build opportunities within our industry, especially in our home base of Miami.”

 

 

The latest Miami International Airport project also includes the signing of a 40-year recertification for the Hangar, which is a representation of the company’s commitment to serving the Miami aviation community. As one of the busiest cargo airports in the country, Miami has increased cargo-only flights by more than 14 percent. FEAM has created over 100 airframe and powerplant technician jobs this year alone and intends to surpass this number given the ecommerce industry fueling the need for additional cargo aircraft operations. The company has been growing at a rapid pace with recent expansions in the MIA and CVG airports and has also been actively hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

Located directly across from FEAM’s headquarters on 36th street, the hangar complex includes a 37,000-square-foot maintenance hangar and two-story office building with 20 corporate offices, a break room, a 12-seat conference space, a parts department, a 1,000-square-foot full-service sheet metal shop, a production hub, and a customer lounge area with views overlooking the airport.

The hangar accommodates all narrow-body aircraft, as well as the Boeing B767 aircraft. Technical services performed by FEAM technicians will include; letter checks, interior upgrades, structural, and avionics modifications.

 

For more information, please contact marketing@feam.aero

 

More about FEAM:

 

FEAM founded in 1992, is an MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) company providing comprehensive aircraft maintenance services to domestic and international air carriers flying transport passenger and cargo category aircraft. FEAM employs over 900 Aircraft Maintenance Technicians /Line Maintenance Aircraft Engineers throughout the company’s growing network of domestic line stations in the United States. FEAM, an FAA 145 Repair Station, holds numerous certifications from global aviation regulatory authorities.

 

Learn more at www.feam.aero

10 Jun 2020

FEAM AERO formally announces today that it has recently signed an agreement with Air Wisconsin Airlines to become their line maintenance service provider at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).

 

Under the agreement, FEAM will provide full technical handling for the CRJ 200 Fleet. With this partnership, FEAM has added the Bombardier CRJ to their list of commercial and regional aircraft capabilities. Commercial aircraft approvals include: Airbus A320, A320neo, A330, A350, A380, Boeing 737 NG, 737 MAX, 747, 757, 767, 777, and 787. Regional aircraft approvals include: Bombardier CRJ, and Embraer E190.

 

Station onboarding for the new line maintenance facility began in early April 2020 with the first service check performed on May 16, 2020.

 

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) serves as a hub city for Air Wisconsin.  FEAM has hired 16 new technicians to support the operation with plans to hire an additional 30 to complete full support.

 

“We’re excited to begin this new partnership and are thankful to the team at Air Wisconsin for entrusting the FEAM TEAM in the handling of their operation at ORD.” said Dan Allawat, Chief Operating Officer, FEAM.

 

More about FEAM:

 

FEAM founded in 1992, is an MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) company providing comprehensive aircraft maintenance services to domestic and international air carriers flying transport passenger and cargo category aircraft. FEAM employs over 900 Aircraft Maintenance Technicians /Line Maintenance Aircraft Engineers throughout the company’s growing network of 28 domestic line stations in the United States. FEAM, an FAA 145 Repair Station, holds numerous certifications from global aviation regulatory authorities.

 

Learn more at www.feam.aero