Mubadala MRO firm hits milestone in Malta
Mubadala subsidiary SR Technics has today redelivered the 50th heavy maintenance on an Airbus A319 aircraft for easyJet out of its Malta facility.
In addition to the heavy maintenance checks, the Malta team has also completed eight end-of-lease (EOL) checks for the airline, a further four are planned to be completed by the end of 2012. All work is completed out of SR Technics’ two-bay hangar at Safi Aviation Park.
Speaking at the ceremony, André Wall, President of SR Technics, said: “This is a proud moment for us. Less than two years ago we set up operations in Malta, with a new facility and team. Today, through this high-performing team’s dedication to achieving best in class quality and reliability we have delivered all 50 aircraft on time, a huge achievement”
“The team has also been able to reduce the turnaround time for heavy maintenance checks from 14 to 10 days, bringing about increased operational efficiency for each aircraft for easyJet. It is results like these that show why we chose Malta to be our Center of Excellence for narrowbody aircraft. We look forward to continuing to support easyJet’s narrowbody maintenance requirements out of Malta for years to come and further developing our strong strategic partnership.”
Malta’s Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi said this landmark news, was a testament to the growth and success being achieved by the UAE comapny's operation in Malta.
Gonzi said: “Malta continues to position itself as an aircraft maintenance centre of international repute. In less than two years, the SR Technics operation in Malta has already built a reputation further enhancing Malta’s attractiveness. The operation is expanding and increasing its workforce and contributing to the growth of this economic industry.”
“The work undertaken by the Maltese facility on easyJet’s fleet confirms the dedication and high standards of the Maltese workforce. Government is continuing to invest in education and infrastructure in order to sustain the growth of this industry. The newly opened Safi Aviation Park will continue to position Malta as an attractive destination for investment.”
Warwick Brady, Chief Operations Officer at easyJet said:
“This is a wonderful milestone that we are celebrating with SR Technics, the redelivery of the 50th aircraft is testament to the hard work and dedication of the skilled workforce at SR Technics in Malta."
“SR Technics is an industry leading strategic partner for a range of maintenance activities and key to delivering a reliable and efficient operation. The team at the Malta facility have succeeded in returning all 50 aircraft successfully and on time, which is a significant achievement.”
PICTURED: L-R: easyJet's Chief Operating Officer, Warwick Brady - Malta Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi and SRT President Andre Wall