Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of Prague Airport Group, has officially launched another season of aircraft maintenance and repairs with new hangar for line maintenance on Prague Airport’s premises. Thanks to the construction of a space opposite the existing Hangar F, the company’s base maintenance capacity has also increased. Last year, CSAT employees performed over 120 base maintenance jobs for several airlines. Additional investment in the acquisition of new space, landing gear sets and certification for other aircraft are planned in the future.
“The company follows a long-term set strategy which focuses on the development of all four main business divisions, namely base, line, component and landing gear maintenance. Both economic results and the interest of airlines in high-quality services confirm that the trend has been set correctly. Investment in the construction of a new hangar, special equipment, IT technologies and landing gear sets, alongside the equipment of an additional base maintenance stand, are key to an increasing competitiveness in the aircraft maintenance market,” said Vaclav Rehor, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prague Airport, CSAT shareholder. “In just a few years, we have managed to transform the company into a fully independent maintenance organisation which offers complex services to a number of important customers,” added Rehor.
The company decided to build a new hangar on the premises of Václav Havel Airport Prague for its line maintenance purposes. Primarily designed for lower level of maintenance checks, the hangar is located in the immediate vicinity of the original hangar used by the company and is designed for one Boeing 737, Airbus A320 Family or ATR aircraft. The construction of the new hangar, known as a Hangar S, started in September 2017 and was finished this spring. After all inspections and approval by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Czech Republic, the new hangar has gradually launched its operations. It was successfully test-run during the high summer season.
“We pursue line maintenance both in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia, where we also have our operations. We provide our services to over 85% of airlines operating at Prague Airport. The importance of the segment for CSAT has also been confirmed by the launch of operations of the new hangar. We provide services to a wide range of customers, from regular to charter flights and governmental flights. Within the segment, we take care of many types of aircraft, from narrow- to wide-body,” shared Pavel Hales, Chairman of the Czech Airlines Technics Board of Directors.