Magnetic MRO Base Maintenance Director Sergei Shkolnik says, “We are delighted that once again Austrian Airlines, an airline recognized by passengers and partners for its quality, has chosen Magnetic MRO as its heavy maintenance partner. Magnetic MRO, then Air Maintenance Estonia, started providing Austrian with airframe base maintenance services back in 2005. Since then numerous C-checks have been performed on the Austrian B737 NG fleet, and now Magnetic MRO is delighted to service the Austrian fleet of A320 family aircraft. During the upcoming season, Magnetic MRO will perform a series of C-checks, which include large structural inspections, landing gear changes and service bulletin embodiment.”
Under the new agreement, Magnetic MRO will take care of Austrian Airlines’ fleet of A320 aircraft during a nose-to-tail maintenance program from December 2014 until March 2015 in its facilities in Tallinn, Estonia. Each check with its defined ground time is unique due to different aircraft type, age and modification package added. Checks range from line to heavy maintenance events with a combination of structural tasks and landing gear replacements. Subject to availability and approval of the modifications, a number of aircraft will undergo light cabin refurbishment such as installation of new class divider systems or in-flight Entertainment systems.
Thomas Schmid from Austrian Airlines Engineering Department explains the decision: “We chose Magnetic MRO as our maintenance provider because of our well-established and excellent relationship. Austrian Airlines and Magnetic MRO have the same demands for quality. At the same time, Magnetic MRO has a fair market value and TAT, provides high flexibility, state-of-the-art maintenance facilities, a highly skilled, friendly and motivated workforce and has during our cooperation proven to be a reliable and experienced partner with a focus on the customer.”