Eirtech secures another major contract

Eirtech secures another major contract

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Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016
Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

A Shannon based aircraft engineering and services company has secured a second major contract following confirmation of one just last month.

Eirtech Aviation and Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), one of longest-operating airlines in the world, have signed a contract for Aircraft end of Lease Technical Services until 2019.

The three-year agreement takes immediate effect and means Eirtech will carry out work on over 40 SAS aircraft before they are returned to their leasing company.

Eirtech secured the contract following a robust tendering process that will see the specialist aviation services company provide redelivery support for all SAS-leased aircraft, over the next three years.

The contract means that over 40 SAS aircraft reaching the end of their lease period will pass through Eirtech Aviation’s Technical Services department, located at Shannon Airport, ensuring that all aircraft are returned to the leasing company in the condition agreed at the time of leasing to SAS.

The contract will involve a dedicated Technical Services project team of over 20 people, assisted by Eirtech’s CAMO personnel, working across a range of aircraft including Boeing 737s, Airbus 320s and Airbus 340s.

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016
Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

Eirtech Aviation CEO Niall Cunningham said: “The tendering process for the SAS contract was very rigorous and rightly so. We knew that the competition was stiff but I think that our team’s focus, experience and flexible way of working, together with our passion for what we do was a winning combination.

Photo: © Eirtech Aviation
Eirtech CEO Niall Cunningham from Ennis – Photo: © Eirtech Aviation

We have the requisite experience for this size of project and having worked with SAS previously, have been able to demonstrate our ability to match our team and skillset to every project requirement,” Mr Cunningham added.

Martin Haglund, Head of Aircraft Transfer at SAS said: “When looking to award a contract of this magnitude, we need to satisfy a range of very specific criteria. Whilst price is obviously crucial, we were equally looking for a specialist company that could deliver a flexible solution with a wide range of competences, driven by highly motivated professionals to meet SAS core values.”

Just last month, it was confirmed that Eirtech had secured a contract to supply its own power solution for an airline’s fleet of Airbus A320 jets.

SmartLynx Airlines Estonia selected Eirtech Aviation to supply its newly-developed passenger USB power solution. The carrier is a is a privately owned charter airline headquartered in Riga and holds Latvian and Estonian Air Operator Certificates.

Eirtech Aviation established following a company buyout in 2009, has hangars at Dublin Airport, Ostrava in the Czech Republic and Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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