On Monday, June 17, at the 2019 International Paris Air Show, SGS was awarded TCCA approval to deploy its aeronautical maintenance offer in the field of non-destructive testing (MRO rating D1) in Canada.

"Obtaining TCCA approval confirms our commitment to intensifying the Group's internationalization and development in aeronautical maintenance and reinforces our ambition to become the world leader in this business," enthused Frankie Ng, CEO, SGS Group.

At the 2017 Paris Air Show, SGS received Part145 approval, giving it the green light to officiate in Europe and the Middle East (EMEA). With this new approval, SGS completes the geographical scope of its MRO offer.

Since June 2018, SGS has controlled non-destructive testing for the largest engine manufacturers in the EMEA markets. "And we do not intend to stop there: in 2020 we will target Asian approvals for deployment in 2021," stated Eric Sarfati, President, SGS France.

SGS is also taking advantage of its presence at the 2019 Paris Air Show by unveiling its deployment strategy at major international airports, including London, Paris, Madrid, Addis Ababa, Casablanca, Dubai, New York, Vancouver, Orlando and Rio de Janeiro.

"These are strategic locations for us. Indeed, the faster that technicians arrive on site (within four to six hours by plane), the faster the aircraft leaves the tarmac. This is an invaluable gain for manufacturers," said Jérôme Relave, Managing Director of SGS's Aerospace and Aviation division in France. "If successful, it will lead to 100% growth and the doubling of the workforce in 2019. We also plan to check more than 1,000 engines by the end of the year."

For more information, please contact:

Jerome Relave
Managing Director
Aerospace and Aviation Division in France
t: +33 0141248888

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