Czech Airlines Technics’ base maintenance division has completed its first two base overhauls on Airbus A320neo family aircraft at Václav Havel Airport Prague.

    Swedish airline Novair became Czech Airlines Technics’ first customer on the aircraft type, for which authorisation was recently received from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Czech Republic. Two Novair A321neo aircraft were maintained.

    The company also introduced Boeing 737 MAX aircraft base maintenance services in the first quarter of this year.

    “This year, we have managed to expand the portfolio of base maintenance services with the two models of the latest generation narrowbody aircraft manufactured by both Boeing and Airbus. We have gained another competitive advantage on the market thanks to the fact that we can now service these modern aircraft in our hangar at Prague Airport,” said Pavel Hales, chairman of the Czech Airlines Technics Board of Directors.

    “In a relation to the required operating limitations within which aircraft must undergo regular overhauls, the certification process was conveniently timed. All the operators of these aircraft can now use our complex services. In addition, we can also combine this type of regular checks with the aircraft storage in Prague, which is still of greater interest.”

    Novair director technical operations Thomas Krook said the airline was “very happy” with the product and services in Prague and would “likely be a returning customer”. He said: “The customer experience from planning to work completion, documentation and re-delivery was very good.”