Sri Lankan Engineering maintains Pakistani, Indian aircraft

Aug 12, 2009 (LBO) – SriLankan Airlines engineering unit is strengthening relationships with regional airlines on its path to becoming a maintenance repair organization (MRO) for Asia, the Colombo-based airline said.

Over the past year SriLankan Engineering has carried out certifications on aircraft of several airlines including Air Arabia, Kuwait Airways, Kingfisher, Qatar Airways and First Choice.

SriLankan’s technical training school, which is EASA 147 accredited is also becoming a regional training ground for aircraft technicians and engineers, the airline said.

It had just completed maintenance on two Airbus aircraft belonging to Pakistan’s Airblue. A major maintenance check, known as a ‘C-Check’ had been completed in an A321 and a landing gear change had been carried out in an A320.

SriLankan Engineering is also carrying out C-checks on thirteen Airbus A320 aircraft this year for India’s IndiGo. Already three of them had been completed.

“SriLankan Engineering now has an excellent reputation among airlines in the region,” SriLankan’s head of engineering, D.A.G. Jayasuriya, said in a statement.

“Through our superior service, we cultivate long-term relationships with our customers