ECONOMYNEXT – State-run SriLankan Airlines said Air Seychelles had become a customer of its engineering unit.
SriLankan Engineering had carried out an ‘A Check’ on the first Air Seychelles Airbus A320 aircraft at its newly upgraded hangar for A320/A321 at its Maintenance-Repair-Organisation unit.
“SriLankan has made a significant investment in upgrading our MRO facilities at BIA (Bandaranaike International Airport,” Vipula Gunatilleka, Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines said in a statement.
“Coupled with the expertise and experience of our SriLankan Engineering staff and the global certifications from EASA, we are confident that our MRO arm will make a significant contribution in terms of revenue for the airline.”
D.A.G. Jayasuriya, Chief Technical Officer of SriLankan Airlines said the SriLankan Engineering was working to get more service contracts in the future.
SriLankan Engineering said it is certified by European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) for Line Maintenance, Base Maintenance and Engineering Workshops.
SriLankan Engineering also has approvals from national aviation authorities of Seychelles ,Singapore, China, India, Qatar, UAE and Bahrain for aircraft maintenance.
It also has authorization to certify aircraft operating to BIA and Male International Airport in the Maldives.
SriLankan Engineering provides Line certification of B777, B737NG, B 787 , A350 at Colombo and Male Airports.