Construction of new center of excellence for aircraft maintenance in Malta
SR Technics, one of the world’s leading providers of technical solutions to airlines, and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), the flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, have signed a contract for the completion of seven cabin modifications on the airline’s Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. The USD 15 million one-year contract covers all the design engineering and certification, material provisioning as well as installation work.
The modifications involve the replacement of Business, Premium Economy, and Economy class seats. In addition, the In-flight Entertainment (IFE) and in-seat power systems will be replaced. The new IFE system Zodiac Inflight Innovations’ RAVE™ solution in combination with Panasonic Avionics’ Global Communication Suite (GCS) enables wireless communication in the cabin. Furthermore, new galleys and stowage will be installed along with moodlight cabin-dim lights.
While the modification work is being carried out, a heavy maintenance check (C-check) and repainting of one of the aircraft will also be performed. Carrying out such tasks simultaneously cuts the time this aircraft spends on the ground, which reduces SAS’s costs from having it out of service.
All the work will be carried out at SR Technics’ Center of Excellence in Zurich, with completion planned for fall 2015.
“We are delighted that SAS placed its trust in our services, quality and efficiency for its cabin modification needs. Our enormous experience in cabin modifications stands the project in good stead. We will draw on our engineering and maintenance teams’ comprehensive know-how to execute all aspects of these complex cabin modifications,” commented André Wall, CEO of SR Technics.
Annika Dalsvall, project leader at SAS added: “It’s great to be working with SR Technics on this project. The combination of their strong engineering experience and high level of innovation was what led SAS to choose SR Technics. SR Technics’ capability to perform the cabin modification, C-check and painting on one of the aircraft is a truly added-value for SAS. We are delighted to partner with SR Technics in order to complete this project within a short time frame.”