Apr 11, 2011 (LBO) – SriLankan Airlines said its aircraft maintenance arm SriLankan Engineering has secured a deal to carry out maintenance checks on twenty aircraft for India’s largest low-fare carrier IndiGo in 2011. SriLankan Engineering has in recent years been positioning itself as a Maintenance-Repair-Overhaul (MRO) organisation in the region. It was SriLankan Engineering’s biggest contract to-date, the airline said in a statement.
“This is the third consecutive year in which IndiGo has awarded SriLankan Engineering the contract to carry out ˜C-checks’ on its Airbus A320-200 fleet, and is a significant expansion from the C-checks on 13 aircraft in 2009 and another 13 in 2010.”
C-checks are carried out on an aircraft every 18 months, and work on the IndiGo fleet is being carried out throughout the year.
SriLankan Engineering has gained a reputation as the regional specialist in maintenance of Airbus aircraft at its hub at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
Apart from supporting the needs of the national carrier, SriLankan Airlines’ own all-Airbus fleet, SriLankan Engineering has carried out projects on aircraft of other regional carriers.
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