FL Technics (Lithuania), one of the leading and the fastest-growing aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider in Eastern Europe, starts to develop extensive network of Line stations in European countries. The company in June opened new Line station in Milan Malpensa Airport and currently operates 9 Line stations with plans to expand this network to a total of 30 locations by 2012.
"We have approved the comprehensive USD 25 million investment program for the 2010-2015 period and development of Line stations’ network is part of it. The main advantages that allow us to expand to the European airports are our highly skilled technicians and lower cost of services. The main directions of our development are regional airports in Poland, Italy, Sweden, Norway, and CIS countries with annual capacity of more than 0.5 million passengers and without local MRO base," says Jonas Butautis, CEO of FL Technics.
According to J. Butautis, the aviation industry in Lithuania is well developed and companies are strictly supervised by the civil aviation authorities. Lithuanian aviation specialists are trained in accordance with EU requirements and have a high qualification. On the other hand, Lithuania, compared with other European countries, has cheaper labour market and FL Technics can offer to its customers the best price for European quality at its Line stations.
FL Technics has its in-house training division FL Technics Training which is certified as an EASA Part 147 training organization and provides technical training for more than 100 customers worldwide. It is the training base for FL Technics’ technical staff also and Company has opportunity in short terms to train required technical staff with unique possibility to get all practical training directly in the hangars.
FL Technics provides spare part and component supply products including PBH solutions for Boeing 737 CL, Boeing 757 and Airbus A320. All remote Line stations have 24/7 communication support of FL Technics Engineering department and AOG Support Helpline to deal with different MRO issues at any time.
FL Technics currently operates the network of remote Line stations in Italy, Turkey, Lithuania, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.
About FL Technics
FL Technics is a leading regional provider of integrated technical services for airlines worldwide. Individually designed technical solutions are delivered through the main base in Vilnius (Lithuania) and line stations across EU, CEE and CIS countries. The Companies’ experience and technical know-how are built up over more than two decades. FL Technics has over 370 professionals, including a 120-strong certifying team. The Company has over 70 airlines, from Norway to Russia, on its customers list and delivers annually over 500.000 man-hour of base and line maintenance. Training division FL Technics Training annually provides technical training for more than 700 students, engineering department supports more than 50 aircrafts. FL Technics is proud working with leading partners worldwide, including Kellstrom Industries and Ametek MRO and daily delivers more than 2500 units of spare parts, rotables and consumables units to the customers. As a provider of specialized technical services to the airlines and aircraft operators, FL Technics holds a number of certificates and approvals issued by local and international civil aviation authorities (EASA Part 145, Part M, Part 147), certificate approvals in Russia and other foreign countries. At the core of FL Technics’ daily activities is Ramco IT, one of the most advanced enterprise management systems.
All the required compliance checks were performed by the Administration of Civil Aviation of the Republic of Lithuania which issued the company with the EASA Part-M certificate.
FL Technics also applied for Airbus A320 type EASA Part-147 certification which will allow it to train Airbus A320 technicians.