MAY 9TH, 2016

Eirtech Aviation Wins Four Year Technical Services Contract With SAS

9th May 2016: Eirtech Aviation, a leading provider of aircraft engineering and technical services and SAS, one of the most innovative and longest-operating airlines in the world, have signed a contract for Aircraft end of Lease Technical Services until 2019. The new agreement is effective immediately and builds on a strong relationship between the two companies, while expanding the scope of services being offered.

Eirtech Aviation secured the contract following a robust tendering process that will see the specialist aviation services company provide redelivery support for all SAS-leased aircraft, over the next four years. The contract means that over 40 SAS aircraft reaching the end of their lease period will pass through Eirtech Aviation’s Technical Services department, located at Shannon Airport in Ireland, ensuring that all aircraft are returned to the leasing company in the condition agreed at the time of leasing to SAS.

The contract will involve a dedicated Technical Services project team of over 20 people, assisted by Eirtech’s CAMO personnel, working across a range of aircraft including Boeing 737s, Airbus 320s and Airbus 340s.

Martin Haglund, Head of Aircraft Transfer at SAS said, “When looking to award a contract of this magnitude, we need to satisfy a range of very specific criteria. Whilst price is obviously crucial, we were equally looking for a specialist company that could deliver a flexible solution with a wide range of competences, driven by highly motivated professionals to meet SAS core values.”

Niall Cunningham, CEO of Eirtech Aviation said, “The tendering process for the SAS contract was very rigorous and rightly so. We knew that the competition was stiff but I think that our team’s focus, experience and flexible way of working, together with our passion for what we do was a winning combination. We have the requisite experience for this size of project and having worked with SAS previously, have been able to demonstrate our ability to match our team and skillset to every project requirement.”