Posted on: 21 October 2010 by Ross McSweeny
SR Technics and easyJet have announced the completion of the first maintenance visit of an easyJet aircraft to Malta, marking the successful start of the companies’ maintenance partnership at SR Technics’ new facility on the island.
easyJet is SR Technics’ base load customer in Malta, following last year’s signing of an agreement between the two companies for a 10-year extension of their maintenance co-operation. As part of the agreement with easyJet, SR Technics has now started to perform maintenance tasks on easyJet’s Airbus A319 aircraft in Malta.
“Through the partnership between easyJet and the involved Maltese organisations, SR Technics will make a substantial contribution to easyJet’s long-term growth and ongoing success by providing world-class levels of safety, quality, reliability and aircraft availability,” commented James Stewart, CEO of SR Technics. “The mutual aim of the partners is to set global standards in the industry in terms of operational quality and commercial terms.”
Cath Lynn, easyJet’s network development and planning director, remarked, “We are delighted to be part of a new beginning for SR Technics in its new facility in Malta. [This] marks the re-delivery of our first aircraft and a continuous line of aircraft maintenance over the coming ten years. Over 150 aircraft will be passing through this facility during this period.”
SR Technics has also started to market its capacities for third-party customers. The company is using a two-bay hangar at Malta International Airport. Currently, SR Technics employs 124 staff at its new facility, the majority being Maltese.