Nikos Gitsis has been appointed as the new CEO of Philippines-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company Dornier Technology and is looking to expand the organization’s business.

Dornier Technology says in a statement industry veteran Gitsis was previously the president of the company prior to becoming CEO. 

He is also a director of Philippine cargo airline Seair International and Philippine ground handling provider Transnational Aviation Support Services (TASSI), it says.

Gitsis says he is focused on growing the MRO business in the Philippines by expanding the company’s customer base to include operators from around the region.

Dornier Technology was founded in 2008 and was a spin-off of a Philippine regional airline that was later sold to Tiger Airways Philippines.

An Airbus A320 at Dornier Technology Philippines’ maintenance base at Clark International Airport. (Dornier Technology)

The MRO company, which has its heavy maintenance base at Clark International Airport outside Manila, employs 180 people. It also has line maintenance stations at: Manila, Cebu, Kalibo, Bohol (Tagbilaran), Davao and Puerto Princesa.

“We are inside Clark’s special tax-free economic zone, so our clients can benefit from an expedited process for the import and export of aircraft parts and components,” says Gitsis.

Dornier Technology is a more price competitive MRO organization due to its convenient location in the region and the fact the Philippines has a large pool of skilled, qualified maintenance technicians and engineers, he adds.

Dornier Technology is certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation (MOLIT) and Indonesia’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) as an approved MRO organization.

The company says it can do line and heavy maintenance for: Airbus A320-family; Boeing 737 classics such as the -200, -300, -400, -500 series; ATR 42 and ATR 72; British Aerospace/Avro BAe 146/RJ, Dornier 328 and Let 410. It also provides: technical training, fleet management, engine support as well as maintenance of aero systems, such as avionics.

Featured photo from Dornier Technology shows Nikos Gitsis, the new CEO of the company.