April 25, 2007 (LBO) – SriLankan Airlines engineering unit that does third party aircraft maintenance is aiming for European standard certification that would allow it to extend the business to European airlines. We are currently working towards obtaining certification in the European standard EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), which would enable us to carry out maintenance work on aircraft of European airlines,” Captain Dick Hutton, Chief Technical Officer at SriLankan, said in a statement.
SriLankan Engineering does aircraft maintenance services for other airlines at its hangars in Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
The airline recently began an extensive maintenance overhaul of an Airbus A330-200 aircraft of Emirates Airline, the first of two scheduled to undergo the ‘4C5Y Check’ back to back at BIA.
All commercial aircraft undergo maintenance checks at different intervals, starting from brief spot checks after each flight.
The 4C5Y Check, done every five years, takes 3-4 weeks and involves every aspect of the aircraft airframe, avionics, engines, cabins, and painting.
In the past year, SriLankan Engineering also carried out maintenance checks on an Airbus