Monarch Aircraft Engineering Names Head of Maintenance and Head of Engineering

Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) has promoted Lee Burgess to Head of Maintenance and welcomed Keith Earnden back to the company as Interim Head of Engineering.

As Head of Maintenance, Mr. Burgess will be in charge of managing MAEL’s heavy maintenance facilities in Luton and Birmingham, as well as its numerous Line Stations across the UK and Europe. He will also lead the MAEL’s new Component Maintenance Centre, which is due to open in Northampton later this year.

Burgess began his career with MAEL in 1987 as an apprentice. After 15 years as an aircraft engineer and coordinator, he undertook his first management role in 2006, rising to become Head of Engineering in 2015.

Keith Earnden returns to MAEL to become Interim Head of Engineering, with responsibilities including leading the Engineering team, as well as the Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization, Part M, and Planning.

He re-joins MAEL from Flybe where he was Director of Maintenance and Engineering, and prior to that with Marshall Aerospace. He previously worked with MAEL from 2010 to 2015.