AAR completes A319 modifications for Drukair

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Maintenance, repair and overhaul firm AAR has completed interior modifications on three Airbus A319-100s for Drukair, Bhutan's national carrier during an eight-week project.

AAR secured approvals from the European Aviation Safety Agency to replace business and economy class seats and include additional seating in the aircraft through its seat shop. The firm also provided engineering and design of the new configuration and supplied the seats.

"We provide our customers in Asia and elsewhere a one-stop shop for all their aircraft modification needs to help them meet challenges in a dynamic market environment," says Michael Leung, director of AAR Engineering Services-Asia.

Drukair operates three A319-100s with CFM International CFM56 engines with MSNs 2306, 2346 and 3950, Flightglobal's Ascend Online database shows. It also has one ATR 42-500.

Two of the A319s were built in 2004 and the other in 2009. The carrier also has a pending order for another A319 with sharklets.