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SR Technics, a world leading MRO service provider, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with Edelweiss Air, the Swiss leisure airline, to upgrade the cabin experience on four of the carrier’s A340-300s. All work will take place in the MRO’s Center of Excellence for Cabin Modifications in Zurich over the next two years.
The first of the four aircraft arrived at the SR Technics facilities in October 2016, and it took off after 37 days of refurbishment to Cape Town, providing a new inflight experience to passengers. During the project, the aircraft went through a complete interior redesign including the installation of new seats, galleys and also new / modified lavatories. A programmable LED mood light system was also installed to improve the cabin illumination. The renewed cabin comes with three classes – economy max, business, and economy – designed with leisure travelers’ needs in mind. In addition, travelers will benefit from the Panasonic eXLite inflight entertainment system, which offers audio and video on demand as well as games and other entertainment to enhance the long-haul flight experience.
The contract with Edelweiss underlines the strong track record SR Technics has in complex cabin modification programs and on-time delivery.
“We are delighted to continue our journey with Edelweiss,” says Michael Sattler, Head of Aircraft Services. “The successful completion of the previous six A320 aircraft demonstrates our commitment to deliver on our promise. As a leading cabin modifications provider, we aim to understand the specific needs of each customer, and we are fully committed to go the extra mile to meet these needs.”
Lorenz Thöni, CTO at Edelweiss, comments: “The first A340 modification was the biggest project that Edelweiss has carried out to date, and SR Technics has proved yet again that they are the right partner for this kind of project. The team has demonstrated great enthusiasm and flexibility while working against the clock to ensure that the job was completed on time. I would like to warmly thank the entire SR Technics team on behalf of the Edelweiss management.”
SR Technics offers a portfolio of value-added cabin modification and refurbishment services, including complex in-flight entertainment upgrades, retrofits of first, business and economy classes, installation of connectivity solutions, routine maintenance and changes of livery, helping airlines and leasing companies upgrade their in-flight passenger experience.