SmartLynx Airlines has established an in-house line maintenance organisation called SmartLynx Technik.
The new centre will be EASA approved for A320/A330 aircraft types and care for SmartLynx Airlines’ Airbus fleet.
SmartLynx said its aim was “to bring greater control back in-house”.
SmartLynx Technik engineers will be working from bases in Riga, Latvia, and Tallinn, Estonia, and will be available to cover the whole of Europe when an aircraft recovery or support to sub-contracted suppliers is required, the company said.
The new line maintenance centre is expected to start operations in the fourth quarter.