August 26, 2016 – MRO service provider, SR Technics, has announced the successful completion of cabin modifications for Swiss leisure travel airline, Edelweiss’ fleet of six A320 aircraft.
The cabin modifications involved reconfiguring the aircraft cabin layout and replacing seats, galleys and lavatories. The new layout allowed an additional seat row to be added to each aircraft, increasing Edelweiss’ per-flight capacity. In conjunction with the cabin modifications, the carrier also asked SR Technics to add a wireless Panasonic IFE system to all of the A320s.
Since several of the aircraft were due for heavy maintenance visits, SR Technics coordinated the work to coincide with these inspections in order to keep ground time to a minimum. The work on all six aircraft was done at SR Technics’ Center of Excellence in Zurich, and delivered on schedule.
“Together with Edelweiss, we designed a cabin which is optimized for leisure flights with additional seat capacity and upgraded in-flight experience. Our engineering and maintenance teams worked in parallel to ensure the each aircraft was delivered on time,” stated Michael Sattler, head of aircraft services at SR Technics.