Maui, HI– October 31, 2019 WestJet Airlines was the first airline to operate a Boeing 787 aircraft out of Maui Airport (OGG). Two Honolulu-based, Aloha Tech Ops team members were ready to cover the maintenance operations for the flight. There were several other mechanics at the OGG station that did help in the arrival and departure of the flight, in part due to the number of visitors from Lufthansa and WestJet that required escort services to and from the aircraft during the course of it’s stay. WestJet Airlines is the operator of the aircraft, which is leased from Lufthansa Technics, a German based company with flights around the world.
During the upcoming winter months, WestJet will have more arrivals and departures of their 787 aircraft in the islands due to the Boeing MAX aircraft grounding, and it’s impact on their fleet and routes to the Hawaiian Islands.
Ron Lenhart, Director of Maintenance at Aloha Air Cargo and Aloha Tech Ops said today that “[he] would personally like to thanks all the ATO personal involved with this, and the time and efforts from our legal group as well. for the hours spent with contract negotiations, the training and planning of our personnel with limited training resources.”
For the Aloha Tech Ops team and the entire Northern Aviation Services family, we are proud to offer our customers excellent service and be a part of growth opportnities like this one.