SR Technics has disclosed that the number of shop visits handled within its engine MRO operation exceeded 90 in the year's first half.

The Swiss maintenance provider, which says engine services are its biggest business, indicates that its activity in the area expanded "significantly" amid a generally "strong operational performance" in the period.

CFM International CFM56 and Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines are supported by SR Technics at its Zurich headquarters. The facility has a capacity of around 200 shop visits per annum, notes the MRO provider.

Its aircraft services division, meanwhile, completed "several complex cabin modifications and in-flight entertainment installations for commercial and VIP aircraft" during 2017's first half.

SR Technics additionally conducts base maintenance checks, interior upgrades and aircraft-painting projects for operators and leasing companies in Zurich and at a facility in Malta, where the focus is on heavy checks for Airbus A320-family and Boeing 737 narrowbodies.

UK carrier EasyJet has been a central client for the Maltese operation since the facility opened in 2009. To attract lessors as clients for lease-return checks, SR Technics has, in partnership with Dutch company Aviation Cosmetics, added a paint hangar at the Malta site.

In the components maintenance arena, SR Technics says it has won "many important contracts". It cites as examples a 12-year support agreement with Philippine Airlines, a five-year deal with Germania, and a three-year thrust-reverser maintenance contract with EasyJet.

SR Technics says it intends to increase activity at its component repair shop in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

Chief executive Jeremy Remacha states: "We are investing in developing our operations and expanding our capabilities while seeking new business opportunities, especially in the fast growing Asia-Pacific market and in China. We have set ambitious targets to grow our business."

He adds: "We are on the right track.".

In 2016, China's HNA Group acquired its 80% shareholding in SR Technics from Abu Dhabi's investment fund Mubadala.

Source: Cirium Dashboard