Finnair entrusts Magnetic MRO with painting and refurbishing their ATR fleet
Magnetic MRO, a provider of total technical care for aircraft operators and lessors, and Finnair, the flag carrier of Finland, have signed a contract for complete paint work, full interior refurbishment and base maintenance on all 12 of the airline’s ATR 72 fleet operated for Finnair by its partner company Norra. The first aircraft was delivered from Magnetic MRO’s Tallinn hangars to the customer on May 8th.
‘’We are proud that Finnair and Norra have selected Magnetic MRO for their full ATR modification project,” Magnetic MRO’s Operations Manager Kaspars Podins commented. “By taking up the large-scale project, Magnetic MRO has once again proven that we are a great partner for providing a full package of total technical care solutions with a high-level quality for our customers, starting from the design bundle for cabin modification and full refurbishment, all the way to external livery change and maintenance tasks.”
He added that with the ATR transformation project, the aircraft’s outdated exterior and interior design will be upgraded to a modern, sleek and simple one in order to achieve balance throughout the cabin, whilst meeting Finnair’s high standards. “Magnetic MRO is honored to be a part of Finnair’s success story and we hope to work with the company side by side in their future efforts.’’
The agreement includes painting all 12 of the ATR aircraft into the Finnair livery. In addition to the new livery, the aircraft will receive full interior refurbishment. For Magnetic MRO’s Interior team, this project involves producing the largest number of new details for an aircraft that the company has ever manufactured for a single interior project. The project is also a first for the company in providing base maintenance for ATR type aircraft.
“Finnair and MMRO has over 15 years of excellent partnership on ATR and A320 maintenance. Magnetic MRO is perfectly located close to our main base Helsinki and their recent process development especially on aircraft painting convinced us on their ability to manage the whole fleet wide modification program within agreed time schedule at high quality and competitive cost”, says Juha Ojala, Finnair’s Head of Engineering.
The first finished aircraft was delivered from Magnetic MRO’s hangars to the customer on May 8th. The project is expected to be completed by the end of Q1, 2020.