First Airbus A320 arrived for servicing at FL Technics hangars in Vilnius. The aircraft is owned by Latvian charter flight services provider SmartLynx.
Less than a month ago Airbus A320 aircraft family was added to the EASA Part-145 certificate of FL Technics, expanding the company's capability list to provide line and base maintenance as well as other repair and maintenance services. The certification was carried out by Civilian Aviation Administration of Lithuania.
"We expected to service first Airbus A320 aircraft in II Quarter of 2011, however it arrived even earlier. This shows the high demand for repair and maintenance services for Airbus A320 family aircraft in the region. With more than 20 years experience and a proven quality record, we hope to become a MRO of choice for Airbus A320 aircraft owners in EU and CIS countries" - said CEO FL Technics Jonas Butautis.
FL Technics also applied for Airbus A320 type EASA Part-147 certification. This certificate will allow to train Airbus A320 technicians, increasing the scope of FL Technics services for this Airbus A320 aircraft family.
There are about 4300 of Airbus A320 type aircraft in operation around the world, of which around 1700 are in Europe. In the CEE countries and Russia, airlines operate approx. 200 of Airbus A320 family aircraft. Another 80 aircraft have been commissioned by the airlines of this region. In 2010, Airbus delivered 401 aircraft of the Airbus A320 family to its customers.
Additionally, FL Technics provides maintenance services for Boeing 737 CL, Boeing 737 NG, Boeing 757, Saab 340 and Saab 2000 aircraft.