Iberia MRO to Service Volotea Airbus A320 Family Fleet Through 2028
Volotea has awarded Iberia MRO a contract to maintain their Airbus A320 Family Fleet until 2028. The ‘C-check overhauls’ will be carried out by Iberia Maintenance’s workshops in Madrid and Barcelona.
On Sunday (May 8, 2022), Iberia announced that Volotea has signed a contract with Iberia Maintenance to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work to include ‘C-check overhauls’ on the airline’s Airbus A320 Family aircraft through 2028. The agreement will become effective in January 2023 and will run for five and a half years, with work to be performed at Iberia Maintenance’s workshops in Madrid and Barcelona. The comprehensive C-checks include the inspection, overhaul, maintenance and replacement of aircraft parts, including preventative maintenance, and must be performed every 14-16 months.
In Monday’s announcment, Volotea’s Founder and CEO, Carlos Muñoz, said,
“This long-term agreement assures us of first-class maintenance services for our A320 fleet, also carried out with a leading and reputable Spanish company such as Iberia Maintenance, which allows us to support and promote this industry in our country. In addition, having the highest quality inspection services is key for Volotea, an airline whose main priority is safety.”
Further commenting on the new MRO contract, Iberia’s President and CEO, Javier Sánchez-Prieto, added,
“This agreement with Volotea contributes to the continued consolidation of Iberia Maintenance as a reference supplier in Southern Europe for all MRO services and will also give a boost to Iberia´s project to develop the heavy maintenance business in Barcelona.”
Founded in 2011 by Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros, the previous founders of Vueling, Volotea is one of the fastest growing independent airlines in Europe. The airline operates from 18 European bases including Alghero, Asturias, Athens, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Cagliari, Genoa, Hamburg, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Venice and Verona. Volotea serves over 100 destinations across 15 countries, including service between France and Algeria.
Source(s): Iberia, Volotea