Adria Tehnika Bolsters EasyJet Maintenance Work

Credit: Adria Tehnika

Adria Tehnika will provide a greater volume of repair services for easyJet-operated aircraft after signing a new five-year agreement with the British low-cost airline.

Under the terms of the contract, the MRO will maintain easyJet aircraft at its base at Ljubljana Airport, where it performs airframe and component maintenance, line maintenance and on-request support, among other services.

This agreement includes a larger scope of base maintenance work than previous contracts between the two parties. For this latest one, Adria Tehnika will provide three parallel maintenance lines for the airline's Airbus A320 family aircraft, of which easyJet operates more than 300.

Both parties initially started working together in 2016, with Adria Tehnika reconfiguring cabins on easyJet’s SpaceFlex cabin modification program, which was done to enlarge passenger capacity. 

Since then, Adria Tehnika has modified more than 100 easyJet aircraft and has also started base maintenance for the carrier.

The company operates under the Polish-Czech Avia Prime Group which, in addition to Adria Tehnika, also runs Linetech in Poland and JAT Tehnika in Serbia.

An easyJet representative said that the airline's previous experience working with Adria Tehnika was a factor in its decision to grow ties.

The airline has reshaped during the pandemic and has recently signed other maintenance agreements. In October, it extended a base maintenance contract with Lufthansa Technik covering more than 140 aircraft.

James Pozzi

As Aviation Week's MRO Editor EMEA, James Pozzi covers the latest industry news from the European region and beyond. He also writes in-depth features on the commercial aftermarket for Inside MRO.