Aerostar S.A – the leading Romanian aerospace company – has carried out Europe’s first ‘C’ Check on an Airbus A320neo (CFM LEAP-1A) at its Bacau facility in the northeast of the country.

Operated by leading Turkish independent carrier Pegasus Airlines, the aircraft (msn 7140; registration TC-NBA) was ferried to Bacau on April 10 and work was completed on schedule on April 14.

This aircraft has been followed on a nose-to-tail basis by two other A320neos from Pegasus Airlines (TC-NBB from April 15 and TC-NBD on April 20).

Celebrating this milestone, Dan Velescu, Director Civil Aviation MRO Division for Aerostar stated:

“We are proud that our long-standing customer Pegasus Airlines has shown its confidence in our capabilities by selecting us for Europe's first A320neo ‘C’ Check.”

Since entering the commercial aviation MRO market in 2004, Aerostar has become one of the most successful independent MROs in Europe with a strong customer portfolio drawn from both Western and Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The company has approvals for the Boeing 737 Classic, Boeing 737 New Generation, Airbus A320ceo and Airbus A320neo family aircraft.

Of the 573 aircraft to date that have accomplished ‘C’ and ‘D’ checks at Bacau, 81 have been granted to Aerostar by Pegasus Airlines, making the Turkish carrier one of Aerostar’s major business partners.