On 3rd of May, 2018, LOT Aircraft Maintenance Services (LOTAMS) opened its first permanent foreign maintenance base capable of offering a full range of line maintenance services. Budapest base is an equipped and organized foreign branch that will provide comprehensive services to the airlines. First line maintenance at mentioned site was carried out on one of the most modern aircraft - Boeing 787 Dreamliner of LOT Polish Airlines.
The first foreign maintenance base of LOTAMS commenced operations early in May this year. Organizational activities started at the beginning of October 2017. Preparation of a foreign service facility is demanding not only in terms of organization, but it is also a process requiring many business and legal arrangements. LOTAMS cooperates with the local technical organization - Aeroplex, which if required supports LOTAMS in case of a non-standard maintenance activities. Starting today's work of our foreign base, we are entering a new period of LOTAMS development - said Rafał Momot, Member of the LOTAMS Management Board responsible for sales and development.
LOTAMS provides full line and base maintenance for Boeing 787-8 and Boeing 787-9 and will service LOT Polish Airlines flights from Budapest to Chicago and New York six times a week.
In the nearest future, we are planning to expand our maintenance operations in Budapest, to hire more employees and to service other carriers whose aircraft operate on the Embraer fleet - added Rafał Momot. LOTAMS is the only Authorized Service Center for Embraer aircraft in Central and Eastern Europe since 2012.
On the first day, May 3rd 2018, LOTAMS performed first line maintenance of Boeing 787 Dreamliner of LOT Polish Airlines at Ferenc Liszt Airport in Budapest. Mentioned aircraft was the SP-LRE on a flight that inaugurated the first connection from Budapest to New York. Opening direct connections from Budapest to the USA is a very important step in the development of LOT Polish Airlines.
LOT Polish Airlines held a press conference to celebrate the first flight from Budapest to New York. LOTAMS was represented by Rafał Momot - LOTAMS board member.
At a formal meeting with the associates of LOT Polish Airlines and at a press conference in Budapest, LOTAMS was represented by the Member of the Board - Rafał Momot.
The air services market is growing rapidly, the share of air transport in general transport is growing up. Competitiveness on the Polish and global market is high, hence the need to expand beyond Poland. LOTAMS - apart from its headquarters in Warsaw, is also active in Polish regional airports in Kraków, Rzeszów and Katowice. Increasing the scope of the Company's offer outside the country is part of a very ambitious plan to increase the volume of services exports, where Polish technical thought prevails and consequently high quality, precision and attention to every detail, which guarantees the safety of flight operations certified by LOTAMS.