Following Sabena Technics’ acquisition of EAS Services’ three hangars last month, which further grew its European capacity, the MRO is now looking to add new aircraft capabilities at the site, a company spokesperson says.
The site, located in in Perpignon, France, now operates at Sabena Technics PFG after a post-acquisition rebrand and holds commercial aircraft heavy maintenance capabilities for Airbus A320, A330, A340 and Boeing 737 aircraft.
Sabena Technics says it is now looking to add approvals for Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft at the facility. The three hangars in southern France have capacity for one widebody aircraft and up to five narrowbody aircraft.
Speaking about the acquisition, the Sabena Technics spokesperson says the acquisition of EAS “allows us to offer additional slots and capacity to our customers worldwide.” In addition, the acquisition also allows Sabena Technics to further develop its airframe heavy maintenance offerings for narrowbody aircraft including the A320 and the 737.
The site’s 165 staff were all retained as part of the acquisition, Sabena Technics confirmed.
Since the acquisition, Sabena Technics says the facility has run at full capacity and has undertaken work for customers including Air France, which sent in one of its A330-300 aircraft for scheduled heavy checks last month.