Eirtech Aviation opened a two-bay paint facility for narrowbody aircraft in Ostrava, Czech Republic, to support its growing aircraft painting and interior refurbishment business. The new facility provides the Irish company better access to aircraft based in Central Europe.
Eirtech purchased the facility in 2011, opened it in January and already is painting its fourth aircraft in Ostrava. Eirtech plans to paint 75 narrowbodies there this year but has the capacity for 100.
Ben Whelan, Eirtech’s director, says the company also evaluated facilities in Spain, Germany and Eastern Europe.
In addition to being able to paint two aircraft at a time in Ostrava, Eirtech has capacity for two in Shannon and three in Dublin.