25 April 2022

The boroscope blog

The boroscope blog

Wijnand Baars – Part 145 Maintenance Manager | Form 4 Holder | B1/B2/C Engineer


As I am sure all readers will agree, the past two years have certainly proven to be turbulent within aviation maintenance. Having been in the industry for more than 20 years it has proven to be one of the most challenging times in my career.

The past six months however, for myself and the ecube maintenance team, have been full of milestones and success stories. Since joining in September 2021, we have received our EASA Part-145 approval followed by our Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Guernsey approvals – bringing our maintenance offering at St Athan, Wales in-house.

Our most recent milestone, being achieved on the 21st of April, saw a successful departure (and arrival) of an A320-200. The departing aircraft was stored for more than 12 months ahead of its departure!

As per our customer World Star’s response: “I am pleased to report MSN 2584 arrived in Zagreb at 17:40 [on the 21.04.2022]. One incoming defect reported by crew and entered in tech log. Great result given the time since it last flew and thanks again for those who helped make today’s flight possible."

Exciting times ahead for all of us at ecube and we are looking forward to the next challenge.

A320-200 - departure
Photo credit - ecube's own: Jack Kershaw

As Maintenance Manager / Form 4 holder, Wijnand is responsible for day-to-day Part-145 activities, ensuring the smooth running of the operation, whilst meeting Part-145 regulatory requirements.

His role as Licensed Engineer sees him actively involved, alongside the rest of the team, in all the aircraft maintenance activities, including routine maintenance, modifications / reconfigurations and defect rectification.


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