June 6, 2013
SR Technics and Aigle Azur launch joint venture for line maintenance in France
SR Technics, part of the Mubadala Aerospace MRO network, and the French airline Aigle Azur will establish a joint venture (JV) to provide all line and light maintenance activities for the airline’s Airbus A320 and future A330 fleets. Operations will start in July in Paris-Orly. This will be the main country hub for SR Technics France, which is supported by a growing network of outstations, initially including Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Marseille, and later Lyon. The new entity will be led by Frederic Schnider, General Manager SR Technics France, who has been working for the company for more than 20 years. An experienced aircraft maintenance engineer and manager, he can draw from his strong background in line maintenance, having worked both for airlines and MRO providers. He will build on the expertise of the 90 employees in Line Maintenance in Paris. SR Technics will be the majority shareholder of the JV, with strong involvement of Aigle Azur. The services provided will include general line maintenance capabilities, with an extended light maintenance offering, such as cabin maintenance, paint services, sheet metal, interior cleaning, and engine and aircraft washing. SR Technics’ Line Maintenance International adds value to its global airline customers by delivering reliable technical suppor t worldwide, focusing on tailor-made cost-effective services, which are based on its in-depth experience and high quality standards.