ATS CargoTek System helps airlines avoid expensive, time consuming, and unexpected gate delays as well as reduce aircraft repair costs
Everett, Washington (March 18, 2020) ― ATS (Aviation Technical Services) today announced agreement with Vueling for installation of CargoTek Cargo Bay Protection systems on Vueling’s fleet of Airbus A319, A320 and A321 aircraft. ATS, an award-winning provider of airframe MRO and component support services, certified and manufactured CargoTek as an FAA STC/PMA approved product to protect OEM cargo bay floors and sidewalls.
“Since April 2019, our 10 Airbus A320 aircraft flying with CargoTek floor panels have shown operational improvements. Statistics generated from this trial period confirm lower cargo bay maintenance costs and the elimination of cargo-related gate delays attributed to floor panel damage,” stated Xavier Morant, Aircraft Structures Engineer, at Vueling. “We look forward to installing the CargoTek floor panels on our remaining 115 Airbus A320 family aircraft. Future plans include adding the ATS CargoTek sidewalls to achieve even further improvements and savings.”
The CargoTek system, which is also available for Boeing 737 aircraft, features moisture and impact resistant CargoTek panels which cover the original equipment flooring while accommodating all hold down locations and openings. These protective sections can be individually replaced or removed for quick access to the original floor.
“We appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate the value of our CargoTek floor panels to Vueling and IAG,” said Brian Olsen, President of Component and Technical Solutions at ATS. “The results of their trial period support our published metrics relative to the improvements airlines achieve through use of our CargoTek system.”
ATS is an industry-leading provider of comprehensive MRO and support services for commercial and military aircraft. It is focused on making the MRO process better through reducing span times, increasing mechanic efficiency, and lowering overall costs through maintenance prevention strategies. It partners with Aerospace Machining and Assembly, Inc. (AMAI) for intellectual property and tooling requirements associated with CargoTek products.
ATS offerings include:
- Airframe Services: Heavy maintenance and modification
- Ranger Asset Management: Component part sales, consignment, and inventory distribution services available for virtually every commercial airframe and engine platform. Also includes asset acquisition and teardown activities
- Component Repair: Servicing and providing rotable exchange options for accessories, composites, electrical and fuel components, flight control surfaces, hydraulics, pneumatics and structures
- Engineering Solutions: PMA parts, STC offerings, as well as design and repair engineering
Vueling, a leading short-haul carrier headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, is part of the International Airlines Group (IAG). IAG is one of the world’s largest airline groups with 573 aircraft flying to 268 destinations and carrying around 113 million passengers each year. It is a Spanish registered company with shares traded on the London Stock Exchange and Spanish Stock Exchanges.
Sherry Cole Bergstrom
Director of Marketing & PR
+1 425 423 3037
+34 93 378 76 70