SR Technics mechanics working on an aircraft wing

SR Technics mechanics working on an aircraft wing

Mubadala firm won deals this year

Airline contracts for SR Technics came in response to the Zurich-based company’s well-regarded capabilities in the field of aircraft maintenance and modification

July 2015

SR Technics, owned by Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Company and provider of technical solutions to airlines, has achieved several contract wins this year.

The Zurich-headquartered company is implementing a five-year deal granted by Abu Dhabi-based Royal Jet to maintain, repair and overhaul their CFM56-7B engine fleet. The CFM56-7B engines are in service on Royal Jet’s six luxurious Boeing Business Jet (B737-700 IGW) aircraft, which are used by the carrier’s prestigious VIP guests.

Work on the engines will be carried out at SR Technics’ world-renowned facilities at Zurich Airport, Switzerland.

Commenting on the contract win, SR Technics’ CEO André Wall said: “The fact that a carrier that puts luxury, quality and unsurpassed reliability at the top of its agenda chose SR Technics as its MRO provider is significant. Royal Jet’s guests pay for a truly exceptional service. They expect the pinnacle of performance and reliability and the highest benchmarks in terms of safety. So of course we are pleased that Royal Jet has entrusted SR Technics to deliver that level of quality competitively. We now look forward to building on our collaboration in future.”

Captain Patrick Gordon, acting president and CEO of Royal Jet, commented: “Royal Jet is recognised globally for its standard of luxury, reliability, confidentiality and safety in the private aviation industry. We are proud to only partner with suppliers who provide a first class service. The extensive technical audit and thorough tender process highlighted the superior offering from SR Technics. We look forward to working together on many future projects.”

Among the contracts signed this year by SR Technics was one with Helvetic Airways for servicing of the airline’s fleet of seven Embraer 190 aircraft, the first of which the airline took delivery of last December.

SR Technics will provide maintenance support for component services and wheels and brakes, along with line maintenance, call-out support and specialist tooling provision.

Helvetic Airways’ CEO Bruno Jans said: “SR Technics is well known for having the same values as Helvetic. In other words, we both stand for quality, reliability and efficiency. Furthermore we are happy to have secured a partner based in Zurich with which we can share facilities. That is of great benefit when it comes to cutting transport costs, avoiding logistic and communication difficulties and other holdups. Hence SR Technics is the right and trusted partner to support the maintenance of our new Embraer fleet. So I am really looking forward to developing this fruitful partnership.”

In another win, SR Technics and Germania Fluggesellschaft GmbH entered an exclusive agreement for engine services. Valued at $180 million, the agreement covers engine services for Germania’s fleet of Airbus A319 and A321 as well as Boeing 737-700 planes. The engines involved are CFM56 series -5B and -7B produced by Snecma (Safran) and GE, the world’s leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines. Under the terms of the contract, the engine services will be carried out at SR Technics’ facilities in Zurich, where it has extensive CFM56 series maintenance, repair and overhaul experience and know-how. The agreement between SR Technics and Germania strengthens their long-standing and close relationship. It also marks an important milestone in SR Technics’ mission to reinforce its proven ability to provide customers with competitive, customised and innovative solutions. By choosing to use SR Technics engine servicing capabilities, Germania benefits not only from benchmark services and quality, but also short turnaround times and close customer proximity.

SR Technics received an order to perform seven major cabin modifications for Scandinavian Airlines, the flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The modifications are for the airline’s Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. The $15 million one-year contract covers all the design engineering and certification, material provisioning as well as installation work. The modifications involve the replacement of Business, Premium Economy, and Economy class seats. In addition, the In-flight Entertainment (IFE) and in-seat power systems will be replaced. The new IFE system Zodiac Inflight Innovations’ Rave solution in combination with Panasonic Avionics’ Global Communication Suite (GCS) enables wireless communication in the cabin. Furthermore, new galleys and stowage will be installed along with moodlight cabin-dim lights. As well as the modification work, SR Technics is required to undertake a heavy maintenance check (C-check) and repainting of one of the aircraft. All the work will be carried out at SR Technics’ Centre of Excellence in Zurich, with completion planned for fall 2015.

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