SR Technics and Germania Fluggesellschaft GmbH have entered into an exclusive long-term agreement for engine services. Valued at US$180m, the agreement is effective immediately. It covers engine services for Germania’s fleet of Airbus A319 and A321 as well as Boeing 737-700 planes. The engines involved are CFM56 series -5B and -7B produced by Snecma (Safran) and GE, the world’s leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines. Under the terms of the contract, the engine services will be carried out at SR Technics’ facilities in Zurich, where it has extensive CFM56 series maintenance, repair and overhaul experience and know-how.
Furthermore, SR Technics and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) have signed a contract for the completion of seven cabin modifications on the airline’s Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. The US$15m one-year contract covers all the design engineering and certification, material provisioning as well as installation work. The modifications involve the replacement of Business, Premium Economy, and Economy class seats. In addition, the In-flight Entertainment (IFE) and in-seat power systems will be replaced. The new IFE system Zodiac Inflight Innovations’ RAVE™ solution in combination with Panasonic Avionics’ Global Communication Suite (GCS) enables wireless communication in the cabin. Furthermore, new galleys and stowage will be installed along with moodlight cabin-dim lights. While the modification work is being carried out, a heavy maintenance check (C-check) and repainting of one of the aircraft will also be performed. Carrying out such tasks simultaneously cuts the time this aircraft spends on the ground, which reduces SAS’s costs from having it out of service. All the work will be carried out at SR Technics’ Center of Excellence in Zurich, with completion planned for fall 2015.