SR Technics Malaysia, the Swiss MRO’s component repair center in the Asia-Pacific region, has had its airworthiness certificate extended for component maintenance by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT).
The approval, which was granted last month following an auditing process, is valid for three years and will give the company the green light to repair parts under Thailand’s aviation safety body. This covers parts on Thailand-registered aircraft as well as third-parties in the Asia-Pacific requiring CAAT certification.
It supplements more than 800 components repaired by SR Technics in Malaysia approved by regulators such as the FAA, EASA and China’s CAAC, which it received approval from early last year.
SR Technics Malaysia opened in April 2014 and provides component maintenance for Boeing and Airbus aircraft including the Airbus A320 family, the A330, the A340 and the Boeing 737NG.
Thomas Kennedy, vice president component maintenance at SR Technics, says the approval will provide a further boost to the MRO. “The certificate opens up possibilities to further support our customers in Thailand and nearby countries and helps consolidate our business in the competitive Southeast Asia region,” he says.