The designation applies to aircraft flight controls and structural parts.

LAVAL, Quebec, Canada—M1 Composites Technology Inc., a Quebec-based aerostructure engineering, manufacturing, and sustainment/repair company, reported that it was selected by Satair, an Airbus Services company, as the preferred North American repair station for Airbus A220 aircraft flight controls and structural parts.

According to a release from M1 Composites, the contract marks a significant milestone in M1’s history. It will allow the M1 Team the opportunity to support all A220 customers across North America, including some of the world’s largest airlines, the company said in the release.

Based in Laval, M1 Composites competed against several large and well-established engineering and repair companies for the contract, which is expected to generate new jobs for the 100-person company. Satair, the distributor and interface for Airbus proprietary parts and repairs, and M1 will provide A220 operators with comprehensive one-stop-shop aerostructure repair, ensuring enhanced value and efficiency for both companies, the release said.

“Our company has punched above our weight on aerostructure engineering and repairs, and this contract is validation that M1’s employees are best in class,” said M1 Composites President and CEO Lorenzo Marandola, in the release. “We are ready to rise to the occasion in servicing A220 customers throughout North America and strengthening Quebec’s unmatched aerospace industry in the process. We look forward to collaborating with Satair and Airbus to meet the evolving needs of its A220 customers and ensure their continued success.”

Since its first delivery to a North American operator in October 2018, the A220 aircraft has gained rapid adoption among airlines. As the preferred North American repair station, M1 Composites will ensure these operators have access to reliable and efficient aerostructure maintenance. The company is strategically situated to service current and future A220 operators in Canada and the United States, and to continue to service the Airbus A220 Final Assembly Lines in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, and Mobile, Alabama. Given the integrated aerospace supply chain that exists between Canada and the U.S., M1 Composites said it is well-positioned to aid operators in the region with aerostructure repair services.

M1 Composites Technology provides comprehensive aerospace services including engineering, manufacturing, and repair of composite and sheet metal aerostructure components. The company is a Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO), and a Design Approval Organization (DAO) with certifications that include ISO 9001, AS9100, AS9110, and Nadcap. Its 82,000-square-foot facility houses cutting-edge equipment, including a  radome transmissivity test facility and a large autoclave for repairing and curing composite parts, the company said.