ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan Airlines said its engineering arm has started servicing aircraft belonging to Qatar Airways after a deal was inked with Qatar Airways to carry out fleet maintenance.
The first maintenance certification was performed on an Airbus A321 aircraft A7-AID of Qatar Airways last week by SriLankan’s Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) will do the work at Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, the airline said.
“This strategic initiative emerges as a timely opportunity yielding additional foreign revenue to the country and keeping in line with the vision, of the Government of Sri Lanka to make MRIA an international aviation hub,” the airline said in a statement.
“SriLankan Engineering has aircraft engineering capability in Colombo and Male for Airbus and Boeing aircraft including A350 and B787.”
The SriLankan Engineering facility at Mattala was set up in 2014 and expanded in 2019.
“This is an opportunity for airlines to fly into Sri Lanka as quality engineering support is available,” the airline said.
“SriLankan Engineering is considering extending technical support to other airports in Sri Lanka including Ratmalana, Jaffna, and Batticaloa even though different aircraft types are operated in these airports. ”
SriLankan Engineering is accredited with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) to provide major maintenance check capabilities in Sri Lanka. (Colombo/July30/2021)