SriLankan gets approval to conduct base maintenance operations on A330 aircraft

Dec 03, 2018 (LBO) – European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved SriLankan Engineering to carry out base maintenance operations on Airbus A330 aircraft as per their regulations.

SriLankan Engineering is the aircraft Maintenance-Repair-Overhaul (MRO) arm of SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka.

SriLankan Airlines said this certification completes the requirements for SriLankan Engineering to conduct base maintenance operations on the A320, A321 and A330 families of aircraft of all airlines operating to Bandaranaike International Airport.

This includes the entire SriLankan Airlines fleet, which is comprised of A320, A321 and A330 aircraft.

Earlier this year, EASA certified SriLankan Engineering as an MRO approved for EASA part-145 base maintenance operations for Airbus A320 aircraft.

EASA is the aviation regulatory arm of the European Union with authority over airline industry matters and maintains the highest global standards for airlines to comply with.

A team of auditors from EASA has monitored the enhancements and carried out a full audit prior to reinstating the certifications.

During the period of upgrading, SriLankan has continued to hold all necessary certifications of the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL), which is the licensing authority for SriLankan’s own fleet.

SriLankan also possesses EASA certifications for its line maintenance and engineering workshops, including type certification of aircraft operated and EASA certified part 147 training.

SriLankan Airlines said the enhancements included enlargement of the floor area in SriLankan Engineering’s main hangar to allow more aircraft to be served simultaneously and enclosing of the main hangar with the installation of a new hangar door.

Similar enhancements were completed earlier this year on SriLankan Engineering’s smaller hangar that is dedicated for A320 aircraft.