Magnetic MRO is celebrating a new milestone by welcoming a freighter Boeing 737 for the company’s 600th C-check. The company says this latest symbolic achievement echoes the their improving efficiency, as well as the geographical expansion of its clientele.
“Just a couple of years ago we completed our 500th C-check, and now it’s already the 600th. Back in 2002, we had only one bay with about a dozen of heavy maintenance checks per year,” says Sergei Shkolnik, base maintenance director of Magnetic MRO. “Today, we have multiple bays with automated docking stations, an RFID tooling system, and other tech-oriented solutions that are empowered by LEAN processes. This allows us to conduct up to 50 C-Checks a year, supporting aircraft operators and owners from across Europe.”
The aircraft under maintenance is a Boeing 737-400 freighter, operated by a Central European airline ASL Airlines Hungary. The aircraft reached Magnetic MRO’s facilities in Tallinn, Estonian earlier in August 2019 and is due to be returned into service in mid-September 2019, Magnetic MRO says.
“Though Boeing 737 CL was the very first type of aircraft we performed a C-Check on, nowadays it’s a very rare bird in our hangars. But at the same time, we are very glad to welcome our brand-new base maintenance customer – ASL Airlines Hungary. With this in mind, the 600th C-Check is a very symbolic achievement which combines Magnetic MRO’s both legacy and new achievements!” adds Shkolnik.
At its Tallinn-based Base Maintenance hub, Magnetic MRO provides maintenance services, covering C-, D-, Phase-checks, minor and major modifications, aircraft painting, interior works, NDT and other maintenance-related tasks. The company’s heavy maintenance capabilities cover Boeing 737 NG/CL and Airbus A320 Family aircraft.