Iberia Maintenance has signed a long-term agreement to maintain 32 of HK Express’ V2500 engines powering its Airbus A320ceo and A321ceo fleet.
Iberia believes key differentiators in the offer were efficiency improvements, such as the extension of engine repair in-house capability, workscope adjustments to ensure shop visit optimisation and Used Serviceable Material (USM) sourcing from the market.
Andy Best, Chief Technical Officer at Iberia Maintenance, said: “We are so very honored that HK Express has chosen to award Iberia MRO with the maintenance of its V2500 engines. This award is a testament to the Iberia maintenance teams striving for improvement as we continue to develop our service offering on the V2500, working closely with industry partners to bring real value to the customer.”
Alan Tang, General Manager, Maintenance and Engineering at HK Express, added: “Our vision is to be the leading best practice low-cost carrier in Asia. The HK Express team always looks for the most optimal maintenance solution based on the key guiding principles of agility, efficiency and simplicity. We hope this partnership with Iberia Maintenance will be part of the enabler to our vision.”
Iberia Maintenance Engine Shop specializes in CFM56, V2500 and RB211 engines and provides services to a worldwide customer base of airlines, OEMs and the wider industry. In October, the company obtained the license to service Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, the first engine is due to be inducted in 2023.