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, announced today that it had secured an order from Air Europa Lineas Aéreas S.A.U., Spain’s leading privately owned airline, to upgrade 12 of its Airbus A330 cabin interiors.
The work will be carried out by SR Technics’ Zurich-based Center of Excellence for the installation of state-of-the-art complex cabin modifications. The contract period runs from January 2016 until June 2016.
SR Technics will install in three A330s new technically sophisticated and highly comfortable Stelia business class seats, along with the inflight entertainment (IFE) Zodiac Inflight Innovations’ RAVE™ and high-speed wireless connectivity capabilities. Additionally, these three A330s as well as nine further aircraft will be equipped with Panasonic Avionics’ Global Communication Suite (GCS).
Commenting on behalf of Air Europa Alberto Lines, Maintenance and Engineering Director, said: “SR Technics’ Center of Excellence for complex cabin modifications in Zurich is an industry leader in terms of flexibility, quality and downtime. We were therefore very pleased to have secured its unique and competitive services. Moreover, this new contract is the latest milestone in our long-lasting partnership with SR Technics. Thanks to this MRO’s expertise, by the second half of next year these 12 A330 aircraft will offer our passengers an ultramodern, comfortable and high-tech flying experience.”
The CEO of SR Technics, Jeremy Remacha, commented: “Air Europa is one of our most valued customers. Now in addition to managing its integrated component services, maintaining its CFM56-7B engines as well as supporting wheels and brakes, we are pleased to have become responsible for upgrading its cabin interiors and for improving significantly the value proposition it offers to its customers. Air Europa's substantial order marks another milestone in the development of SR Technics' Center of Excellence for complex cabin modifications as an industry leading facility.”