Madrid, November 28, 2012
The three-year contract covers the inspection and maintenance by Iberia Maintenance of Rwandair CRJ900 components, and includes access to Iberia’s pool of spare parts and the sending of a Main Base Kit to the airline’s hub in Kigali.
Maintenance tasks will be carried out in Iberia Maintenance installations in Madrid, where it has 18 production lines specialising in accessories, instruments, and components of A320s, A330s, A340s, CRJs, MD80s, B747s and B757s. The Spanish airline’s maintenance unit also services components for Iberia Express, Vueling, Iberia Regional Air Nostrum, Onur Air, TAROM, Meridiana, Atlas Jet, Swiftair, Orbest Orizonia and Garuda Indonesia.
Rwandair, founded in 2003, operates in southern and eastern Africa from its hub in Kigali International Airport. Its destinations include Buyumbura, Brazzaville, Libreville, Lagos, Nairobi, Kilimanjaro, and Dubai.
Iberia Maintenance inspects and repairs airframes, aircraft engines, and components for Iberia Group Airlines and about 100 outside clients around the world. It is Spain’s largest and the world’s ninth-ranked aircraft maintenance operator in terms of revenues, staff size, high technology, and aircraft modification capacity.
About Iberia: Iberia is Europe's fourth-largest air transportation group and market leader on routes between Europe and Latin America, with the largest offer of destinations and frequencies. Together with its subsidiary airline Iberia Express and its franchise partner Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum, it operates about 700 flights with a fleet of 149 aircraft to 109 destinations in 47 countries. The Iberia Group carried more than 20 million passengers last year. Iberia is a member of the oneworld alliance that offers more than 8,400 daily flights to about 680 destinations in 134 countries. For more information, please visit http://grupo.iberia.es
The contract will last for 5 years and includes repair, as well as pool access for TAROM A318 fleet components.
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