Posted by- Neelam Mathews
SriLankan Engineering has been awarded its largest ever contract for aircraft maintenance by IndiGo.The expertise, experience and efficiency ofthe MRO provider was cited as a reason for the choice, Aerospace Diary learns.
IndiGo has awarded SriLankan Engineering 26 C-checks on Airbus A320 aircraft forg the year 2012. This is the fourth consecutive year that IndiGo contracted SriLankan Engineering for the lion’s share of maintenance programs on its fleet.
“IndiGo’s annual major maintenance contract for four consecutive years to us is a tribute to the extraordinary performance of our staff during the preceding years. We have achieved an excellent record of on-time completion of maintenance programs, as well as the highest quality of work. This has been the result of the efforts of aircraft engineers, technicians, managers, and all other staff in every department of SriLankan Engineering,” says Priyantha Rose, Head of Engineering.
“We are continuing to build on our fast growing reputation as a player to be reckoned with in the Maintenance-Repair-Overhaul (MRO) industry in this region, and we must now continue to improve on our performance in order to secure more customer airlines,” he added.
SriLankan Engineering is currently also in discussions with other airlines in India, Pakistan and a European Flag carrier, with the aim of obtaining further maintenance contracts.
The IndiGo program will run concurrently with C-checks on our own fleet throughout next year and the long-haul fleet Cabin upgrades which is scheduled to complete in May.
IndiGo, India’s largest low-fare carrier first awarded SriLankan Engineering a contract to carry out C-checks on 13 aircraft in 2009 and followed it up with another 13 in 2010 and 20 aircraft in 2011.
SriLankan Engineering holds the prestigious EASA 145 certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency, and the airline has also won awards for Best Global Operator of both A330 and A340 aircraft from Airbus Industrie, in the small airline category.