23. 7. 2004 - EU Certification for CSA

Prague, 23 July 2004

Czech Airlines has obtained an EU certificate to carry out aircraft and aircraft-component maintenance, thus meeting all requirements set out by the new Part-145 regulation.
CSA is the first certificate holder from among the airlines and maintenance organizations in the new EU member countries.

CSA management received the certificate from the Czech Civil Aviation Authority today. “The newly awarded certificate, no. 001, proves the high standards of Czech aviation and especially of our largest airline,“ said Jindřich Ploch, Director, CAA. It is the first certificate of its kind awarded in the Czech Republic. Many companies have been working hard to comply with the regulation and obtain the certificate by the deadline (the end of November 2004), even in the original EU countries.

“The new certificate reflects the internationally acknowledged quality of CSA technical personnel and Czech Airlines’ ability to react with flexibility to changes in aviation legislation connected with entry into the EU,“ said Jaroslav Tvrdík, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, CSA.

The CAA inspectors carried out an audit, followed by the issuing of the certificate in mid-June according to the new EU regulation. The regulation became effective in autumn 2003, shortly after the European Aviation Safety Agency, authorized to create new aviation standards, was established.

Since the end of 2003, CSA is also a holder of the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certificate. This certificate allows CSA to carry out aircraft maintenance for American airline companies.
CSA continues to strengthen its position not only as an important Central European carrier, but also as an acknowledged aircraft maintenance base. In addition to the maintenance of its own fleet, CSA is a partner of several important international air carriers, such as Air Berlin, Lufthansa Technik, Transavia, and Hapag Lloyd Express. The enormous interest shown by external customers who require perfect, faultless work proves the high professionalism of CSA aircraft engineers.


Jitka Novotna
Spokesperson CSA