Iberia Maintenance returns 29 aircraft back into service for Iberia Group

©Iberia Maintenance is getting aircraft ready to resume flights for the summer season

Iberia will resume flights to several summer destinations in June. The carrier will fly to Italy, Croatia, Portugal and the U.S.A. For that reason Iberia Maintenance is working intensively to overhaul a total of 46 IAG Group and third-party customer airplanes and their engines for the summer season.

29 of these aircraft are from Iberia Group’s A320-family, 23 for Iberia and six for Iberia Express. A clear sign of the reactivation of operations for the summer season, which involves the meticulous attention and overhaul of the aircraft and engines after more than a year on the ground due to the reduction of air activity during the pandemic. In this period, Iberia Maintenance has assisted more than 150 aircraft by offering preservation services in Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga, and Seville.

Several days of work are required for an aircraft to be operational again, according to the maintenance programs of each operator. The covers that protect the aircraft against external damage from insects, birds or corrosion are removed and engines, systems, such as hydraulics, electrical or avionics, and essential elements such as the landing gear, brakes and wheels are checked, among other tasks. In some aircraft, it will also be necessary to carry out heavy maintenance work at the Iberia Maintenance facilities in La Muñoza, as the aircraft’s entry into service coincides with the recurrent overhaul scheduled for the aircraft.

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