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SR Technics and VAS officials signing the agreement

SR Technics and VAS officials signing the agreement



SR Technics, VAS Aero ink repair deal

The new agreement enhances the current engine material repair solutions that SR Technics has been providing VAS since 2010

July 2017

SR Technics, a leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider with major presence in the UAE, said it has signed a new multi-year engine parts repair agreement with US-based VAS Aero Services.

The new agreement enhances the current engine material repair solutions that SR Technics has been providing VAS since 2010, said a statement from the company, which has Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala as a minority shareholder.

The preferred repair services that SR Technics provides under the new contract will help VAS market engine materials with optimal market conditions enabling competitive prices and on-time delivery, it said.

Jean-Marc Lenz, chief operating officer at SR Technics, said: “The signature of this agreement is the confirmation of our outstanding repair services, and will expand our long-lasting relationship with VAS, a global leader in aviation logistics and aftermarket services.

Tommy Hughes, chief executive officer, VAS, said: “We value our strategic engine aftermarket relationship with SR Technics, and we are delighted to take our programme to the next level.”

 

3-year deal with easyJet

The Zurich-headquartered service provider has signed an exclusive agreement to provide inspection and repair services for easyJet’s thrust reversers used in their Airbus fleet.

The work for the new three-year contract will be done at the SR Technics facility at Zurich Airport.

The quality, reliability and competitiveness that have made SR Technics an industry leader were all important factors in easyJet’s decision to further expand its collaboration with the company. SR Technics has extensive experience supporting CFM56-5B thrust reversers and in-house repair capabilities to provide the low-cost carrier with the best value.

Gary Smith, easyJet’s head of engineering said: “The ability of SR Technics to meet easyJet’s growing fleet maintenance requirements has already been proven with their support of our line and base maintenance. The overhaul of our A320CEO family thrust reversers represents another significant step forward in our relationship with SR Technics. As easyJet grows, we are pleased to share the strength of our business with maintenance providers capable of meeting the highest quality and safety standards, and cost focus of easyJet.”

SR Technics chief operating officer Jean-Marc Lenz said: “We are very pleased to expand our cooperation with easyJet, building on our successful line and base maintenance agreements in the UK, Malta and Switzerland. easyJet is a highly valued customer of SR Technics, and we look forward to working closely together to strengthen our partnership.”

Last year SR Technics signed a five-year extension on an existing maintenance cooperation agreement with easyJet in Malta, and the British airliner also extended several line maintenance agreements with SR Technics for a range of stations in the UK and Switzerland.

 

MRO of the year

Meanwhile, the company has been named Independent MRO of the Year 2017. The award was formally presented during Airline Economics’ Aviation 100 Awards in Dublin, Ireland.

The Aviation 100 Awards recognise the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry, and the awards dinner was organised in support of Airlink, a rapid-response humanitarian relief organisation which links airlines with pre-qualified non-profits, sending relief workers and aid suppliers where and when they are needed most.

Jeremy Remacha, CEO, SR Technics, said: “We are proud to receive this prestige award. Our teams across the globe are passionate about their work.”

“We strive to ensure continuous development of our operations and deliver the highest quality MRO services to maximise our customers’ fleet time in the air,” he said. “I would like to take this opportunity to especially thank our employees; this award is a testimony to our employees, whose expertise, hard work and commitment are widely appreciated by the industry,” he added.

 

Two new Airbus families

The MRO service provider said that it has expanded its line maintenance capabilities in Switzerland to accommodate two new Airbus families.

As of April 1, the Zurich line station and as of May 1, the Geneva station have extended their capabilities of servicing the Airbus A350, said a statement from the company, which has Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala as a minority shareholder.

Both Zurich and Geneva line stations are now also equipped to handle everything from routine checks to major overhauls on the A320neo, it said.




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