Iberia Maintenance was awarded the contract for inspection and repair of the Rolls-Royce RB211 535-E4 engines on the B757 fleets of DHL Air UK and Blue Dart, both subsidiaries of DHL Express.
The contract covers maintenance of 40 engines over a 10-year period. Iberia Maintenance already services the RB-211-535C engines belonging to the transport and logistics group’s Deutsche Post DHL unit.
Paul Bishop, CEO of DHL Air UK, commented: “This new agreement broadens the commercial relations between DHL and Iberia that began more than 10 years ago with the earlier 535C model and which continue to develop and expand thanks to the principles of trust, respect, quality, and integrity shared by the two companies.”
Iberia’s Technical Manager André Wall commented: “This new contract for the inspection and repair of RB211 engines is a sign of the trust placed by DHL Express in Iberia Maintenance. We will continue our efforts to become more efficient and to improve our service to customers, in keeping with our commitments to ‘Fly safe, Fly on time, Fly @ LowCost, and Feel the Innovation and Continous Improvement.’”
The British DHL Air UK is a freight carrier with a fleet of 20 B757-200SFs and four B767-300Fs.
Iberia Maintenance is a leading provider of MRO services, with some 2,600 employees specialising in servicing Airbus fleets chiefly at its major installations in Madrid and Barcelona, while performing line maintenance at many other airports. Iberia Maintenance provides premium MRO service ranging from one-off maintenance tasks to the comprehensive maintenance of aircraft in the Airbus A320, A330 and A340 families. At its Madrid engines repair facility it carries out the inspection, maintenance, and repair of CFM56-5A1/-5B, CFM56-7B, V2500 and RB211-535 engines, while it is getting ready for new generation engines.