Avianor has been granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) the first of four Gulf Air A330 aircraft it was contracted to complete in January 2014, and has released the aircraft back to service. This project introduces all-new cabin seating, a refreshed interior as well as an updated IFE system to the Gulf Air long-haul fleet.
Avianor is acting as the “turn‐key provider” managing the programme, and is responsible for the engineering, certification and installation of this upgrade. The work is being performed at Avianor’s MRO facility located in Mirabel, Quebec.
“The Avianor team has worked very hard over the past seven months to realise a successful introduction of the first modified aircraft. The “first off” is always the most difficult aircraft as it serves as validation of the design and all the systems need to mesh perfectly. We are very proud of this achievement and the inclusive manner in which the project is being executed. Gulf Air worked hand in hand with us and it was this cooperation that allowed us to fulfill their commitment to delivering the best in class product while best managing expectations and making the necessary adjustments in an effective manner,” stated Earl Diamond, CEO of Avianor.