Volotea awards Iberia MRO to maintain its A320 fleet until 2028

  • The inspection task will be carried out at Iberia Maintenance´s workshops in Madrid and Barcelona 

Volotea, the airline for small and medium-sized European cities, has signed a contract with Iberia Maintenance to perform «C check overhauls» on Airbus A320s at its facilities in Madrid and Barcelona for the next five and a half years.

Volotea will send its A320 aircraft to Iberia MRO for a comprehensive maintenance service to be carried out during the winter seasons. This agreement, which will come into force in January 2023, will run for five and a half years.

The airline selected Iberia Maintenance after an exhaustive bidding process in which the Spanish provider was the winner due to the excellent quality of its services. The contract includes the performance of «C-checks» at Iberia Maintenance’s facilities located in Madrid and Barcelona and reinforces Volotea’s commitment to the Spanish aircraft maintenance industry.

The «C-checks» consist of the inspection, overhaul, maintenance, and replacement of aircraft parts, and include preventive maintenance, identified as «C-check».  C-checks, which must be performed every 14-16 months, are considered to be the most comprehensive evaluations in the market.

Iberia Maintenance is a leading provider of maintenance and repair services, with programs that meet the needs of each client and state-of-the-art technological systems. At its facilities in Madrid and Barcelona, it has six hangars with 16 positions and the necessary workshops to carry out maintenance and material management services for the A320 aircraft and associated engines.

«This long-term agreement assures us of first-class maintenance services for our A320 fleet, also carried out with a leading and reputable Spanish company such as Iberia Maintenance, which allows us to support and promote this industry in our country. In addition, having the highest quality inspection services is key for Volotea, an airline whose main priority is safety,» said Carlos Muñoz, Founder and CEO of Volotea.

Javier Sánchez-Prieto, President and CEO of Iberia, added: “This agreement with Volotea contributes to the continued consolidation of Iberia Maintenance as a reference supplier in Southern Europe for all MRO services and will also give a boost to Iberia´s project to develop the heavy maintenance business in Barcelona».

Last year, Volotea completed the transition to a full Airbus fleet by opting for the A320 model, with which the company’s operations are now cleaner and more environmentally friendly.