Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group which provides aircraft repair and maintenance services, has appointed a new Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Effective 3 September 2018, Mr. Igor Zahradníček (51) will be in charge of finance, development, procurement and logistics at the company.
“Czech Airlines Technics is a company with a long tradition where unique high-level expertise go without saying and quality and safety are not subject to discussion, but a must. Becoming a part of such a company’s further growth and this team is a challenge for me as a manager and I therefore look forward to working at CSAT,” Igor Zahradníček, the new Vice-Chairman of the Czech Airlines Technics Board of Directors, said.
For the last nine years, Igor Zahradníček worked as the CEO of TOUAX s.r.o., a producer and designer of modular buildings. In the 1990s, he held several management positions at PepsiCo and later was also in charge of companies DHL Logistics and Maersk Logistics in the Czech Republic. He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague.
CSAT’s customer portfolio includes important airlines with whom the company has signed long-term agreements with guaranteed work volumes on B737, A320 Family and ATR aircraft. In line with the company’s growth and the ever-increasing demand for its high-quality services, a fifth base maintenance production line launched its operations in Hangar F last year and new facility for line maintenance was opened at Václav Havel Airport Prague in 2018. Alongside base and line maintenance, the company focuses also on aircraft landing gear maintenance and component maintenance.
New Czech Airlines Technics Board of Directors as at 3 September 2018:
Mgr. Pavel Haleš – Chairman
Ing. Igor Zahradníček – Vice-Chairman
Ivan Pikl – Member
About Czech Airlines Technics
Czech Airlines Technics, a daughter company of Czech Aeroholding, focuses primarily on aircraft repair and maintenance and aircraft equipment within the scope of base maintenance, line maintenance, component maintenance, engineering and landing gear maintenance. Last year, the company processed over 100 base maintenance jobs on B737, A320 Family and ATR aircraft, primarily on foreign customers' aircraft. Among the most important clients of Czech Airlines Technics are Czech Airlines, Finnair, Transavia Airlines, Germania, Travel Service, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and NEOS. Above the scope of general maintenance, Czech Airlines Technics’ portfolio of services provided comprises the ability to perform various modifications and service bulletins, structural repairs, engine exchanges and exchanges and repairs of landing gear and other aircraft components. It is also interesting to mention the modification of Split Scimitar Winglets of Boeing 737NG aircraft, performed by Czech Airlines Technics as the first company in continental Europe, and Sharklet modifications of Airbus A320 aircraft.