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Tyrolean Technik Newly Founded with 120 Employees

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Yesterday, on March 1, 2015, Tyrolean Airways Luftfahrzeuge Technik GmbH (in short: “Tyrolean Technik” or “TAT“) headquartered in Innsbruck was re-established as a separate company. It is currently a fully-owned subsidiary of Tyrolean Airways Tiroler Luftfahrt GmbH and specializes in the maintenance of Dash 8 aircraft from the Canadian manufacturer Bombardier. Approximately 120 technicians are working at the Innsbruck facility.

Tyrolean Technik can look back at a decades-long tradition in the maintenance of the turboprop aircraft, but was spun off as a separate company within the context of the reorganization of the entire Austrian Airlines Group. The underlying reason is among others its good positioning on the external market. The fusion of Tyrolean Airways, in which flight operations are bundled, and Austrian Airlines will take place as of April 1, 2015. Then Tyrolean Technik will become a fully-owned subsidiary of Austrian Airlines.

Tyrolean Technik is responsible for the maintenance and repair work implemented on 18 turboprops of the Austrian Airlines fleet and aircraft of well-known European Dash-8 400 airlines. External customers in the field of base maintenance already account for about 40% of business, a figure which the company aims to further expand.

“Tyrolean Technik is a regional company with an international reputation and recognition. We want to further expand upon this“, says Bernd Meyer, the new Managing Director of Tyrolean Technik.

Tyrolean Technik carries out base maintenance at the Innsbruck site including A and C checks as well as the replacement of landing gear and related components. The Innsbruck facility includes its own brake and tire workshops as well as an engine workshop, in which specially trained personnel carry out maintenance work or completely replace engines, propellers and engine components. In addition, technical services are offered for aircraft electronics and electrical systems and the complete interior furnishings of Dash-8 aircraft. Highly qualified aircraft metalsmiths carry out structural repairs in the company’s own sheet metal garage. Furthermore, Tyrolean Technik boasts a mobile team to implement maintenance work on location, and trains employees of other airlines in the maintenance of Dash-8 turboprop aircraft.

Austrian Airlines
Austrian Airlines is Austria’s largest carrier and operates a global route network of round 130 destinations. That route network is particularly dense in Central and Eastern Europe with 39 destinations. Thanks to its favourable geographical location at the heart of Europe, the company’s hub at Vienna International Airport is the ideal gateway between East and West. Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s largest airline group, and a member of the Star Alliance, the first global alliance of international airlines. The flight operations of the Austrian Airlines Group have been bundled at its 100% subsidiary Tyrolean Airways since 1st July, 2012.

Star Alliance
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. The integration of Avianca Brasil is currently in progress. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,321 airports in 193 countries.

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