Iberia Maintenance celebrates 30 years of the first A320 C-Check

Iberia Maintenance celebrates 30 years of the first A320 C-Check

  • Iberia’s first A320 aircraft, Sierra de Cazorla, joined the airline’s fleet on 19th December 1990, having its first C1 Check on 25th March 1992
  • During these 30 years Iberia Maintenance has become a European Center of Excellence for A320 base maintenance after performing more than 4,000checks in its Madrid and Barcelona hangars for multiple carriers

This year, Iberia celebrates the 30 year anniversary of base maintenance services for the Airbus A320 family. On December 19th, 1990, Iberia received its first A320 Sierra de Cazorla, which had its first C1 Check completed on 25th March 1992 in Iberia’s Base Maintenance Hangars at La Muñoza.

30 years later, Iberia Maintenance has performed 4,000 heavy checks, including C checks and 6 and 12 Years inspections to the A320 family aircraft. This figure includes Iberia, IAG group airlines aircraft. and multiple third-party customers that have trusted their aircraft maintenance to Iberia Maintenace. The checks have been performed in the Madrid and Barcelona hangars.

A highly skilled and experienced team of more than 1,000 professionals supports the performance of the actual checks and any complex repair rectifications that follow based on inspection findings. Iberia Maintenance has extensive Backshops capabilities, like machining, structures or composites so a significant amount of part repairs can be performed in-house.

“In 1992, Iberia Maintenance performed the first C-Check on an A320 family aircraft. And it was the first A320 received by Iberia called “Sierra de Cazorla”. At that time, and little by little, we set out on a path to position ourselves as a major maintenance service provider for the A320 family and this was possible thanks to the Iberia Maintenance team. We will continue the journey as we strive to be a European Reference Centre for the major maintenance of the A320 family.”

Jorge Michalowski, Airframe Services Director at Iberia Maintenance, said. 

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