Haitec starts its first 777 C-check

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Portuguese charter operator EuroAtlantic Airways has become the first Boeing 777 base maintenance customer for German MRO provider Haitec.

The Frankfurt Hahn-based specialist has been approved for 777 base maintenance for some time and has provided line support for a number of airlines. With the EuroAtlantic deal, it gains its first opportunity to conduct a heavy check on the type.

Work on the widebody twinjet (registration CS-TFM) started in Haitec’s hangar at the end of November and is scheduled to be completed by 10 December, the MRO specialist says.

No further 777 C-checks have yet been booked, but the maintenance provider says it has targeted potential follow-up contracts.

Aside from 777s, Haitec also services 737s, 747s, 757s, 767s, MD-11s, Airbus A300s, A320s, A330s and Gulfstream executive jets. It employs a staff of around 200, and conducted 79 base maintenance checks in 2012.

EuroAtlantic has a 737-800, four Pratt &Whitney PW-4000-powered 767s, a 767 freighter with General Electric CF6 engines and a Rolls-Royce Trent 800-equipped 777-200ER, Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database shows.