Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT) landed a new contract for so-called heavy maintenance. Having won the tender, CSAT will provide maintenance
Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT) landed a new contract for so-called heavy maintenance. Having won the tender, CSAT will provide maintenance for thirteen Austrian Airlines Airbus A320 Family aircraft.
CSAT mechanics will carry out a total of six overhauls for Austrian next year, with seven more aircraft arriving in Prague in the following year. “We are building on our excellent cooperation with the Austrian national carrier from 2019. Thanks to a new long-term contract, we will continue to work together until at least 2023,” said CSAT chief Pavel Haleš.
Heavy maintenance of aircraft includes regular prescribed inspections, more demanding repairs, modifications to aircraft systems and structures, modifications to cabin interiors, or replacements of engines, landing gear or other spare parts.
Last season, CSAT performed more than a hundred heavy maintenance inspections of Boeing 737, Airbus A320 Family and ATR aircraft. At the same time, the company performed its first maintenance of Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus A321neo this year. The Czech Civil Aviation Authority issued corresponding licenses for both of the latest versions of the narrow-body aircraft in the first half of this year.
CSAT’s most important heavy maintenance clients include Finnair, Transavia Airlines, Neos, LOT and Austrian.