Iberia Maintenance is celebrating its 30-year anniversary of performing base maintenance services for the Airbus A320 family.
Iberia received its first A320, Sierra de Cazorla, on 19 December 1990. This aircraft had its first C1 check completed on 25 March 1992 in Iberia’s base maintenance hangars at La Muñoza.
Since that time, Iberia Maintenance has performed more than 4,000 heavy checks, including C-checks and 6 and 12 years inspections to the A320 family aircraft. This figure includes Iberia, IAG group airlines aircraft, and multiple third-party customers. The checks have been performed at the company’s Madrid and Barcelona hangars.
A team of more than 1,000 professionals supports the performance of the actual checks and any complex repair rectifications that follow based on inspection findings. Iberia Maintenance has extensive backshop capabilities, like machining, structures or composites, so it said a significant amount of part repairs can be performed in-house.
Iberia Maintenance’s airframe services director Jorge Michalowski commented: “In 1992, Iberia Maintenance performed the first C-check on an A320 family aircraft. And it was the first A320 received by Iberia, called Sierra de Cazorla. At that time, and little by little, we set out on a path to position ourselves as a major maintenance service provider for the A320 family and this was possible thanks to the Iberia Maintenance team. We will continue the journey as we strive to be a European reference centre for the major maintenance of the A320 family.”