SriLankan Engineering, the MRO arm of SriLankan Airlines, has commenced line maintenance of the first Boeing 787 aircraft operated by Singapore Airlines to Malé, Maldives. This follows previous certifications to various Airbus aircraft of Singapore Airlines in the Maldives, and marks the first time it certified a Boeing 787.
“This signifies an expansion of our MRO services …in the South Asian region,” said Vipula Gunatilleka, Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines during the announcement. “As (we) strive to maintain the highest industry standards at all times, we anticipate more opportunities to serve third-party carriers in the years to come.”
According to SriLankan Airlines, engineers underwent training at SIA Aviation Company Training Academy, an institution fully owned by Singapore Airlines. The SriLankan Engineering’s Maldives Unit currently has four B787 approved engineers to authorise third party aircraft certification as a result.
SriLankan Engineering has approvals from aviation authorities including Seychelles, Singapore, China, India, Qatar, UAE and Bahrain to carry out aircraft maintenance. It also provides full engineering services for the entire SriLankan Airlines fleet, which is comprised of A320, A321 (CEO and NEO versions) and A330 aircraft. In addition, SriLankan Engineering provides 3rd party line certification of B777, B737NG, B787, A350 at Colombo and Malé Airport.