Iberia Progresses On Heavy Maintenance Build Up

Credit: Iberia Maintenance

Iberia Maintenance is progressing with plans to boost its heavy maintenance business through its latest MRO agreement. It has signed a contract with Spanish low-cost-carrier Volotea to perform C check overhauls on the airline’s Airbus A320s. The agreement begins in January 2023 and will run for 5.5 years.

Under the contract, Iberia Maintenance will carry out C checks at its facilities in Madrid and Barcelona during the winter seasons. Iberia says the facilities have a combined six hangars with 16 positions, as well as workshops to carry out maintenance and material management services for the aircraft and associated engines.

Volotea, which transitioned to a full Airbus fleet in 2021, plans to add six A320s this year. It operates a total of 41 aircraft, including A319s and A320s.

“This agreement with Volotea contributes to the continued consolidation of Iberia Maintenance as a reference supplier in Southern Europe for all MRO services and will also give a boost to Iberia’s project to develop the heavy maintenance business in Barcelona,” says Javier Sanchez-Prieto, president and CEO of Iberia.

As part of this heavy maintenance development, Iberia Maintenance last summer expanded to full base maintenance services in Barcelona for both in-house and third-party customer work. The site is initially focusing on A320 aircraft.

In October 2021 it also began performing C checks in Barcelona for Vueling’s A320ceos and A320neos.

Lindsay Bjerregaard

Lindsay Bjerregaard is managing editor for Aviation Week’s MRO portfolio. Her coverage focuses on MRO technology, workforce, and product and service news for AviationWeek.com, Aviation Week Marketplace and Inside MRO.