Aerostar, the leading Romanian aerospace company, announced today at the MRO Middle East exhibition and conference in Dubai that it has secured two new customers for its growing MRO services.
Building on its success in winning business from Turkish airlines, Aerostar has secured its sixth MRO customer from that country with the news that Freebird Airlines has contracted to have one of its seven Airbus A320/321s inspected at Aerostar’s Bacau facility.
The aircraft (TC-FBR, an Airbus A320-232, msn 2524, manufactured in 2005) was ferried into Bacau on January 7 for a ‘C’ Check and additional works.
The second new customer for Aerostar is Swiftair, the major Spanish cargo and passenger airline which has contracted to have one of its six Boeing 737-300 freighters inspected at Bacau.
The aircraft (EC-KLR, a Boeing 737-3Q8SF, msn 23766, manufactured in 1987) and fitted with a Pemco cargo door) was ferried to Aerostar on January 8 and will undergo a ‘C’ Check and additional works, including structural inspections on the Pemco cargo door and Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives implementation.
Announcing these two new contracts today, Mr Ovidiu Buhai , Director Aviation MRO for Aerostar said in Dubai: “ Aerostar is building up a growing market reputation for its cost-effective, quality MRO offering and is becoming an ideal centre for heavy maintenance and conversion work. Our geographical location means we are ideally placed to capture MRO business from customers in the Middle East and Africa from both Eastern and Western Europe and western Asia”.
Romanian aerospace company is attending the MRO Middle East exhibition and conference booth 1034.
Aerostar won its first maintenance contract with Jetairfly in May 2011 when a Boeing 737-800 was subject to a heavy maintenance visit at Aerostar's Bacau facility.