Linetech Aircraft Maintenance CEO Piotr Kaczor said the winter months have been challenging for the company, with the widebody hangar it opened two years ago close to Rzeszów–Jasionka airport running at 100% capacity during the period.
The company has experienced an influx of airline customer aircraft into its facility over the past few months undergoing heavy base checks, and Kaczor says in situations like this, achieving the best possible efficiency while reducing turnaround times on aircraft brings challenges with it.
Having opened in 2016, the facility added to Linetech’s network of Poland-based hangars, where it holds base maintenance, line maintenance, engine repair and training capabilities. Beforehand, all of its base maintenance work was carried out 250 miles west in Katowice, south Poland.
Along with Slovenian MRO Adria Airways, which Linetech acquired in late 2015, both companies operate seven hangars in total. Linetech covers Boeing, Embraer and ATR aircraft maintenance and AA Tehnika focuses on Airbus and Bombardier aircraft.
While operating as separate entities, Kaczor says the acquisition of AA Tehnika is being encompassed into its growth strategy, with both companies cooperating across multiple areas. Doing so “allows us to gain higher efficiency of our group,” he says.
Right now, Kaczor says the companies are working on building a central planning and purchasing department.