Prague, 12 July 2023
The long-term cooperation between Czech Airlines Technics and Air Serbia will continue in the future. This is confirmed by the new contract for maintenance, repairs and overhauls of wheels and brakes for the entire fleet of A330, A320, A319 and ATR of the Serbian carrier.
“We are so excited to be a right hand in Air Serbia´s growth strategy. We have been cooperating for many years so this is another huge milestone of our strong cooperation and common path. Our expertise and reliability perfectly match with Air Serbia’s high requirements for component maintenance and therefore signing a contract was just a natural outcome,” said Martin Mintěl, Head of Components & Spares Division at Czech Airlines Technics.
Air Serbia currently has two Airbus A330s, three Airbus A320s, ten Airbus A319s and six ATR 72-600 aircraft. The service of wheels and brakes for the entire fleet will be provided by Czech Airlines Technics at Václav Havel Airport Prague.
Prague, 13 December 2022
The Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT) long term co-operation with Finnair is to continue. The original three-year Base Maintenance Agreement was extended by another three years thanks to the exercised option. CSAT will thus continue to provide base maintenance checks and repairs for the carrier’s Airbus A320 family narrow-body aircraft fleet in Hangar F at Václav Havel Airport Prague, where one maintenance line is dedicated to Finnair year-round.
"I am pleased that, thanks to the mutual satisfaction of parties, we have extended our co-operation with Finnair by another three years. Finnair is one of our most important customers, and the over ten-year-long co-operation is the best acknowledgement of our work. We have extensive experience with Finnair aircraft as we have already carried out a number of special modifications, including the installation of a wireless internet connection. We are currently providing base maintenance to the entire A320 family fleet, with an overhaul schedule in place until the first quarter of 2024.” Petr Doberský, Chairman of the Czech Airlines Technics Board of Directors, said.
The Base Maintenance Agreement governs the complex performance of all planned checks and repairs.
“We have a long history with CSAT, and we highly value our relationship. The extension of base maintenance agreement ensures the continuation of safe and reliable operations of our narrow-body Airbus fleet. CSAT is a customer-oriented organization with a strong will to develop. Committed people and open dialogue allow us to carry on the fruitful work on continuous improvement initiatives in good cooperation for our mutual benefit”, said Ville Väyrynen, Head of Technical Operations Planning & Base Maintenance at Finnair.
Regular mandatory checks, more demanding repairs, modifications to aircraft systems and structures, cabin modifications, engine exchanges, and exchanges and repairs of landing gear and other aircraft components are a part of aircraft base maintenance services provided. In the 2021/2022 maintenance season, CSAT processed over 86 base maintenance jobs on the B737, B737 MAX, A320 family and A321neo aircraft for all customers. Transavia Airlines, NEOS, Austrian Airlines, Novair, and last but not least, Finnair are among the most important Czech Airlines Technics clients in the base maintenance division.
Prague, 3. October 2022
Prague Airport department of communication has a new member. On 1 October 2022, Michal Procházka assumed the role of spokesperson for the Prague Airport Group daughter companies Czech Airlines Handling and Czech Airlines Technics. He is also deputy spokesperson for Klára Divíšková, Prague Airport spokesperson.
Michal Procházka has pursued his career in the media environment for nearly ten years. He joins the airport having left the ORLEN Unipetrol Group, where he was responsible for external communication in the retail area, and spokesperson for the ORLEN Benzina gas station network for the past three years. Prior to that, he also worked in the media, which included being the editor and later the editor-in-chief of the Tennis Arena magazine. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University in Prague, where he studied Sociology and Social Policy.
“I am pleased to have become a member of the Prague Airport communication team. I believe, working here, I will use to the fullest my broad experience in the field of transport and contribute to maintaining a high level of communication across the entire Group,” Michal Procházka said. His primary focus will be on the Group subsidiaries, namely Czech Airlines Handling, which provides handling of passengers and aircraft, and Czech Airlines Technics, which focuses on aircraft maintenance and repairs. In the external communication team of Prague Airport, Michal Procházka has joined Klára Divíšková, spokesperson, for whom he will substitute in her absence.
Prague, 1 September 2022
Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a subsidiary of Prague Airport and provider of aircraft repair and maintenance services, has new management. Effective 1 September, Petr , CSAT Board Member, becomes Chairman of the Board elected by Board Members at today’s extraordinary meeting. Resigning Chairman Pavel has decided to accept a new professional challenge after eight years as the head of CSAT.
“My goal for the up-coming period is to return CSAT to its pre-2020 scope and then create a solid foundation for the planned further development both in the main segment of base maintenance and in the rest of the divisions. I am happy I can be a part of the development of a company with more than ninety-years’ tradition in aircraft repair and maintenance,” Petr specified.
Prior to joining CSAT, Petr worked for Prague Airport as an Executive Director in charge of accounting, taxes, and financial relations. Before that, he worked in consulting companies in the field of mergers, acquisitions, and financial audits.
The resigning Chairman of the Board of Directors, Pavel , has decided to leave the company after eight years. He has been working in the field of air transport for almost a quarter of a century, having started his path at Czech Airlines, and subsequently moving to Czech Airlines Handling. The role of Mr. terminated on the last day of August. “I am very pleased that CSAT has progressed to the position of an important and recognised player on the market, with an excellent reputation and a stable role in interesting tenders and projects. The next year’s planned launch of operations of an aircraft paint shop will ensure CSAT reaches the level of the best companies in the field. I keep my fingers crossed for CSAT and wish the company many more successful years,” Pavel said.
When wishing farewell to Pavel , Jiří Pos, Chairman of the Prague Airport Board of Directors, recognised his immense contribution to the development and support of air transport at Václav Havel Airport Prague and thanked him for successfully navigating Czech Airlines Technics through the most difficult era in its existence, affected by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemics and the insolvency of the company’s key customer – Czech Airlines.
Vladimír Müller is a new Member of the CSAT Board of Directors, responsible for the segments of base and line maintenance.
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