The MOD and QinetiQ working together to provide Defence Test & Evaluation and Training Support Services

Aircraft Maintenance and Services

Under the LTPA, QinetiQ maintains and provides operational support to aircraft fleets and unmanned aerial vehicles to Maintenance Levels 1 and 2. Highly specialised teardown, inspection and test of decommissioned aircraft are also carried out.

MOD’s Test & Evaluation Urgent Operational Requirements (UOR) are supported by QinetiQ’s capability for trial installations, modifications and upgrades. Customers are able to assess the effectiveness of UORs with a minimum of delay, while maintaining a high level of support and integrity of recorded aircraft flight data.

Operating from six aircraft hangars, typical services include:

  • Maintenance Approved Organisation Scheme (MAOS) aircraft maintenance and repair
  • CAT3 structural repairs
  • Trial installations for all systems and components
  • UOR response
  • Flight test instrumentation
  • Aircraft weighing and centre of gravity calculation
  • Modifications to avionic, electrical and pilot static systems
  • Avionic and electrical power wiring modification and installation
  • Engine removal and installation

Aircraft Maintenance Testing is available at: