Finnair begins full interior refurb of ATR 72 fleet


Finnair has signed a contract for Magnetic MRO to provide full interior refurbishment and maintenance, and complete paint work, for all 12 of the ATR 72s operated by its regional subsidiary, Norra.

All 12 of the ATR 72s will receive full interior refurbishment, which includes the painting of overhead bins, attendant seats, galleys, bin doors, stairs and linings, to achieve a fresh look for the aircraft interior; complete refurbishment of the lavatories, and installing new seats and carpets. The team is also installing Acro’s Series 3 ST+ seats as part of the cabin refresh programme.

This contract represents the most components that Magnetic MRO’s production organisation has ever produced in-house for an aircraft. Components include kickstrips, stickers, latches and hinges for overhead bins, and other design elements.

Acro Series 3 ST+ seats are being fitted to Norra’s ATR fleet

Magnetic MRO’s interiors project manager, Pärtel-Peeter Kruuv said of Finnair, “Their attention to detail and strict standards for the interior design of their aircraft has lifted our team into new heights and made us work even harder. We hope this is just a kick-off for further design and production projects with our neighbouring flag-carrier.”

In addition to interior refurbishment, Magnetic MRO will be Finnair’s partner for maintenance checks and for painting its entire ATR fleet. The project is expected to be completed by the end of Q1 2020.


Check this video link for a sneak peek of the cabin refurbishment process


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