SriLankan Airlines Engineering has secured the contract to conduct maintenance checks for an Indian airline.
IndiGo, India's budget carrier with a fleet of 48 Airbus A320 airliners has awarded the contract to SriLankan Engineering to conduct C-checks on 26 Airbus A320 through 2012.
This is the fourth consecutive year IndiGo has outsourced to SriLankan and this year's contract is the largest overseas outsourcing of maintenance, repair and overhaul work by an Indian carrier.
SriLankan Engineering, a provider of comprehensive aircraft maintenance services in the region, is planning to increase its operations, Paul Dempsey, its manager for business development and customer support has told AIN.
The company plans a 50-percent increase in heavy maintenance of narrow-body (A320) capacity and a dedicated capability for narrow-body livery painting.
The company is planning to refurbish a second hangar at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake and the facility would be ready by the third quarter of 2012.