Croatia Airlines successfully completes the most comprehensive technical inspection of aircraft
This was the first D-check performed on an Airbus 319/320 aircraft in this part of Europe, and the check is the most demanding technical servicing of commercial aircraft
Zagreb, 5th December 2013
The most comprehensive maintenance inspection of aircrafts, also known as D-check, was completed today at the Croatia Airlines technical centre. It was performed on the Airbus 320 aircraft owned by the company Thomas Cook. The entire inspection lasted 36 days, and the total value of the works was approximately 4,200,000 HRK.
This was the first D-check performed on an Airbus 319/320 aircraft in this part of Europe, and the check is the most demanding technical servicing of commercial aircrafts. About 60 Croatia Airlines’ aeromechanical engineers participated in the operations every day, spending a total of 9000 working hours on the aircraft, and completing the inspection within the contracted deadline. Croatia Airlines’ top-rate trained and certified aeromechanical engineers are one of the most significant reasons why renowned airlines, particularly Lufthansa, put their trust in the Croatia Airlines technical centre.
The successful realization of the maintenance check has again confirmed the Croatia Airlines’ technical sector as a high-quality profitable centre. In addition to the above D-check, 12 C-checks and 19 A-checks were performed on foreign airlines’ aircrafts this year.
Income of about 25,000,000 HRK was realized as a result of heavy maintenance of foreign airlines at the Zagreb base. The total value of works for third parties, including line maintenance in and beyond Zagreb, is about 34,000,000 HRK. An additional 44 employees were hired.
In order to expand the technical aircraft maintenance services, the company adopted the decision to build a third hangar at the Zagreb Airport, the opening of which is projected for the spring of 2014. This would increase the capacity of the technical centre by about 30 percent, and in addition to increasing income, new jobs are expected to be opened.
Since 2001, when Croatia Airlines obtained the authorization for base and line maintenance of foreign aircrafts, a total of 184 major C-checks have been performed at the company’s technical centre in Zagreb, as well as more than 260 different technical interventions on foreign airlines’ aircrafts.