Derichebourg Atis aeronautique, ETOPS Sign MOU to Develop Range of Aviation Services

By Etops Aviation Services, PRNE
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

TOULOUSE, France, March 10, 2011 - Derichebourg Atis aéronautique (DERICHEBOURG group) and ETOPS Aviation
Services (MWC group) are pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of
understanding (MOU) outlining plans to collaborate on various areas to
provide a complete range of aviation services for airlines, OEM's and
aircraft leasing companies.

Derichebourg Atis aéronautique's know-how covers Base and Line
maintenance, airworthiness management, monitoring and support. Meanwhile,
ETOPS Aviation Services (ETOPS) brings its expertise in operations support -
airline operations, training and supply of flight and technical crews.

"This strategic collaboration with ETOPS is great news for the
aeronautical industry as we anticipate market demand for embedded aviation
solutions", explained Pascal Lannette, CEO of Derichebourg Atis aéronautique.
"In addition, this alliance will make both our companies stronger to optimize
the support and services required by our customers."

"We are thrilled to forge a working alliance with Derichebourg Atis
aéronautique and combine our know-how in airline operations with their
maintenance expertise", added Jean-Michel Bigarré, President and CEO of
ETOPS. "Our vision is to offer a full range of support and services which
will ensure more efficient business models and tangible benefits for airlines
and aviation companies worldwide."

Under the terms of the MoU, the scope of the working alliance will
include cooperative approach to offer customers total solutions from day to
day operations to full maintenance of the aircraft. The MoU builds on the
strength of an existing relationship between the two companies, marked by the
successful training of Derichebourg maintenance personnel by ETOPS over the
past eighteen months. The synergies thus created by the MoU produce new
perspectives for airlines and their suppliers looking for complete and
integrated aviation solutions.

About Derichebourg Atis aéronautique

Derichebourg Atis aéronautique, a division of the Derichebourg group is a
major stakeholder in aeronautical sub-contracting in Europe, with universally
acknowledged know-how. It has been developing partnerships with the major
aviation principals, which has enabled it to enjoy sustained development of
its activities in France and abroad with 20% of annual organic growth over
the last 5 years. Derichebourg Atis aéronautique offers manufacturers,
airline maintenance centers and also leasing companies and financial
institutions which own aeronautical equipment, a wide range of continually
evolving services, covering all stages in the life of aircraft, from design
and production through operations and technical assistance for asset
management. With 10+ years of experience and Part/FAR 145, Part M (CAMO)
qualifications, Derichebourg Atis aéronautique is a leading player in the
aviation market through the quality of its services and high professionalism
of its qualified engineers and technicians. For more information, visit

About ETOPS Aviation Services

ETOPS Aviation Services (ETOPS), an MWC company, delivers integrated
products and services to support civil and military customers, including
airlines, training organizations and aircraft manufacturers worldwide.
Headquartered in Toulouse in the French aerospace valley, the ETOPS team
brings in substantial aviation experience, centralizes competences in airline
operations, staffing and training and development of training centers. ETOPS
produces high quality industry leading solutions tailored to meet customer
needs, on time and in compliance with local regulations. With its TRTO and
Part 147 approval certificates (EASA regulation), ETOPS is a partner of
choice for aircrew provisioning and training as well as simulator maintenance
services. To learn more, visit

    For more information contact:

    ETOPS Aviation Services
    Marketing Department
    Tel. : +33-531-615-888

    DERICHEBOURG Atis aéronautique
    Elodie ESCAIG
    Responsable Marketing & Communication
    Tel : + 33-5-34-60-61-51

For more information contact: ETOPS Aviation Services, Marketing Department, Tel. : +33-531-615-888, info at; DERICHEBOURG Atis aéronautique, Elodie ESCAIG, Responsable Marketing & Communication, Tel : + 33-5-34-60-61-51, elodie.escaig at

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