25th May 2010, www.dailynews.lk
SriLankan Engineering has strengthened its reputation as the aircraft maintenance specialist of choice in the South Asian region by adding the Indian low-fare carrier GoAir to its list of customer airlines.
The major maintenance checks on two Airbus A320 aircraft are the first operations to be carried out for GoAir by SriLankan Engineering.
The projects, known as C-checks, are periodic mandatory programs of the aircrafts manufacturer, Airbus Industries, during which the entire aircraft is closely inspected for wear and tear, and necessary repairs carried out. The C-checks on both aircraft will be carried out in March at SriLankan Engineering’s main facility at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).
In February, SriLankan Engineering commenced a series of C-checks on 13 aircraft of another Indian low-fare carrier, IndiGo, which contracted its C-check programme to SriLankan Engineering for a second successive year following the success of C-checks on 13 of its aircraft in 2009.
SriLankan Engineering enhanced its profile in the global aviation industry by being certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency to the prestigious EASA 145 standard.
Winner of Airbus Industries award for Operational Excellence in both A330 and A340 aircraft in the small airline category, SriLankan Engineering recently made a significant investment in upgrading its facilities at BIA.