Sabena technics Performs First B787 C-Check

Sabena technics has completed base maintenance operations on one of Spanish-based Air Europa’s Boeing 787-8s and inducted another. The first aircraft has left the MRO’s facility on-time after a C-Check. The second aircraft has already arrived at Sabena technics’ premises in Bordeaux, France.

“Our teams handled this project with great enthusiasm, hard work and dedication and made sure to put safety and quality first,” says Philippe Rochet, Sabena technics CEO. “We are thrilled to have Air Europa as our launching customer for base maintenance checks on the Dreamliner aircraft and look forward to increasing our B787 capability.”

For the past two years, Sabena technics has also been providing Air Europa with airframe solutions for their fleet of A330s.“We at Air Europa are greatly impressed with Sabena technics’ performance completing this first B787 C-check on time. A fluent co-operation between both our teams has also contributed to reach this goal. We remain fully confident with Sabena technics for future projects,” says Alberto Lines, Maintenance & Engineering director at Air Europa.

Anticipating the increase of long range wide-body aircraft in Europe and the need to get more capacity to support its customers, Sabena technics will also be opening a brand new 10,000 square meter hangar in Bordeaux in January 2020.

The facility will be able to accommodate long-range wide-body aircraft up to a A350-1000/B777-9X or up to two B787s. simultaneously.