Maintenance, repair and overhaul
The aerospace industry in Scotland comprises over 170 companies with annual sales in excess of £1.6 billion per annum, employing in excess of 8,000 staff.
The UK represents 13 percent of worldwide aerospace turnover, with Scotland and more specifically, MRO a significant percentage of this market share.
The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry in Scotland offers true nose to tail aircraft support with strong expertise in aero engines, structural and nacelle systems and components.
The industry in Scotland is predominantly focused on the civil sector, however military MRO capability is also strong with working being undertaken on a range of rotorcraft and selected military fixed wing aircraft.
Scotland’s busiest aerospace hub is located around Glasgow Prestwick Airport and the west of Scotland, accounting for over third of the entire sector; however significant work takes place all over the country.
What is the maintenance, repair and overhaul sector?
The aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) sector involves fixing any sort of mechanical or electrical device should it become out of order or broken. The sector is also known as repair, unscheduled or casualty maintenance.