Comprehensive technical support for the Airbus A350
Complete life cycle support from the beginning of aircraft assembly
Right on time for the market launch of the Airbus A350, Lufthansa Technik is offering operators of this new twin-engine wide-body aircraft a comprehensive, flexible portfolio of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for this aircraft type.
The spectrum of services covers the entire life cycle of the A350 and includes production inspections, material supply, maintenance and maintenance management as well as engineering services, entry-into-service support and LRU and engine maintenance. A particular focus of services for the A350 is aircraft IT management, since the aircraft and its maintenance systems are much more cross-linked than those of previous aircraft generations.
"Lufthansa Technik is already excellently prepared to maintain the A350, its carbon fiber structures and state-of-the-art engines and systems," says Wolfgang Weynell, Vice President Corporate Sales and Marketing at Lufthansa Technik. "Our customers also benefit from the operational experience we have gathered in recent years maintaining the A380, which is quite similar to the technological demands of an A350 aircraft. The required performance of engineering and maintenance services are already standard practice at Lufthansa Technik and will be available to A350 operators from the first day of commercial operation. The infrastructure needed to maintain the A350 is already in place, and all of our preparations are on schedule."
In addition to Lufthansa´s experience in both flight operations as well as maintenance on the A380, Lufthansa Technik is investing in the extensive involvement in the development program for the A350. Since 2008 Lufthansa Technik engineers have worked on behalf of Lufthansa, which will take delivery of its first A350s in 2016, with teams of airline experts known as Customer Focus Groups.
These teams have provided support for Airbus with numerous aspects of aircraft design, from flight operations and maintenance all the way to cockpit layout. The involvement of these experts is intended to ensure a high degree of maturity and reliability for the A350 from the first delivery and its very first day in scheduled service.
Total Component Support TCS® for Boeing 787 fleet of Air Canada
Contract starts with first aircraft in first quarter of 2014
Lufthansa Technik AG is once again expanding its involvement in the provision of technical support for the Boeing 787, after signing an agreement with Air Canada. Canada's largest airline has signed a 12-year Total Component Support TCS® contract with Lufthansa Technik, starting with the delivery of the first aircraft from Boeing to Air Canada in the first quarter of 2014. So far, Air Canada has confirmed 37 Boeing 787 orders with another 23 options.
After Japan Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines, Air Canada has become the third Boeing 787 customer to entrust the component support of its new long-haul fleet to Lufthansa Technik. The Total Component Support TCS® agreement comprises a comprehensive service portfolio including supply of serviceable components from Lufthansa Technik's extensive 787 pool, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of removed components, home base lease, transportation logistics, reliability reporting and IT interface.
Lufthansa Technik will invest significantly over the contractual period to guarantee an optimal service to Air Canada, including the appointment of an on-site program manager at Air Canada's head office in Montreal and expansion of its component pool in Miami, Florida.
"The selection of a component support provider for our 787 fleet is an extremely important decision", said Alan Butterfield VP Engineering and Maintenance at Air Canada. "Over the years, Lufthansa Technik has shown its ability to provide a consistently high quality service at the right price level. When it came to the 787 they clearly demonstrated their commitment and ability to ensure the integrity of our long-haul operation from day one."
"This contract signature makes us extremely proud. On the one hand, it confirms the great working relationship and trust between our two companies which we have established over a long time. Our existing successful partnership in the component support for Air Canada's Boeing 777 has been the perfect base for the new contract," said Wolfgang Weynell, VP Marketing and Sales at Lufthansa Technik. "On the other hand, we are now supporting the 787 fleets of three leading airlines from three different continents with our TCS® services. This clearly proves our ability to customize this product to the individual needs and new fleets of our partners. We always strive to offer the best service, reliability and cost control commitments to our customers."
Aside from this new contract, the two companies have also extended the existing Boeing 777 TCS® for another two years and, in addition, Air Canada has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide Aircraft Production Inspection Program (APIP) services for the 787 fleet at Boeing's assembly lines in Seattle and Charleston. Since 2012 Lufthansa Technik has also been providing MRO services for Air Canada's CFMI, CFM56-5A and -5B engines.
Aegean Airlines extends Component Support contract
Airbus A320 & Bombardier Q400 component supply up to 2020
Aegean Airlines has extended the contract with Lufthansa Technik to supply materials for their A320 family and the Q400 fleet of the airline's subsidiary Olympic Air. Under the agreement, Lufthansa Technik is to supply both fleet types with components for another six years.
Lufthansa Technik has been looking after Aegean Airlines A320 family fleet since entry into service in 2007 and after Olympic Air's Q400 fleet since start of its operation in 2009.
Dr. Dimitris Gerogiannis, CEO of Aegean Airlines, said: "We are pleased to extend our cooperation with Lufthansa Technik, a trustful, dependable and innovative partner, on components support for our A320 and Q400 fleet."
Lufthansa Technik´s Chief Executive Product and Services, Dr. Thomas Stueger, explained: "We are very pleased and honored to be able to further expand our cooperation with Aegean Airlines. Over the past years we have established a trustful and reliable partnership. We are convinced that Aegean's operational needs and requirements will be strongly supported by Lufthansa Technik also in the future."
In addition to the components, Lufthansa Technik also supports Aegean Airlines in the form of various maintenance services in the areas of engines, aircraft overhaul, consumables and expendables, as well as the repair of radomes.
Aeroflot and Lufthansa Technik extend cooperation
Agreement for maintenance and repair services of components
Aeroflot Russian Airlines and Lufthansa Technik AG concluded a long-term agreement for the provision of maintenance and repair services (MRS) of aircraft components to the Russian aviation company on improved conditions. Lufthansa Technik became the winner of the tender for selecting a MRS supplier for aircraft components to all companies of Aeroflot Group.
The new ten-year-long agreement will be valid from January 2015. It supersedes the contract that currently exists between the two companies. Due to effective management of material assets, unique quality and constant innovation of repair work, as well as individual approach to the service of customers based on the volume of work, Lufthansa Technik was able to offer the Russian partner the most beneficial conditions of cooperation. According to specialists' estimates it will allow Aeroflot Group to save significant financial investment within the duration of the agreement due to cost reduction
The new agreement also includes clauses on the liability of the supplier for the quality and promptness of work.
According to the Deputy General Director – the Technical Director of Aeroflot Igor Parakhin: "Costs of MRS of aircraft components is one of the key expenses aimed to maintain the air worthiness of aircraft fleet. The conclusion of the ten-year agreement with Lufthansa Technik on new conditions means substantial increase of effectiveness of Aeroflot activities, which is especially important in the complicated economic situation."
Lufthansa Technik is a global provider of technical maintenance services for aerotechnics. The company will provide JSC Aeroflot with MRS (including access to the pool) of aircraft components for Airbus A320 and A330, as well as Boeing 737NG.
Senior Vice President of Lufthansa Technik for Marketing and Sales Wolfgang Weynell is confident that "the new agreement with Aeroflot provides the leader of the Russian aviation with unparallel quality of components service and operational reliability of the fleet with long-term cost reduction for MRS. Aeroflot is our key partner in the region and its choice confirms the effectiveness of the partnership with Lufthansa Technik that has been successfully developing for over 20 years."
Lufthansa Technik and Air Canada agree on services for Boeing 737 MAX and CFM56
TCS® for up to 61 aircraft plus options
Air Canada and Lufthansa Technik have strengthened their trusted partnership with the signing of a new Total Component Support (TCS®) contract for Air Canada's future Boeing 737 MAX fleet. The airline also extended the existing CFM56 engine services agreement for a further eight years until 2026.
The ten-year TCS®-contract covers the airline's future fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Air Canada currently has 61 737 MAX on order, with options for another 18 aircraft and purchase rights for further 30 aircraft of this type.
In addition, the existing service contract covering the CFM56-5A and CFM56-5B engines powering Air Canada's current fleet of Airbus A320 family aircraft has been extended. From 2017 to 2026, all work will be carried out at Lufthansa Technik‘s facilities in Montreal and Hamburg.
George Psycharis, Managing Director Maintenance and Strategy at Air Canada, said: "Lufthansa Technik has a proven record of delivering superior maintenance services to Air Canada. We are pleased to extend our successful business relationship further for CFM56 engine maintenance, and include Boeing 737 MAX component support."
Frank Berwerger, Senior Vice President Corporate Sales Americas at Lufthansa Technik, said: "As a key partner of Air Canada for their MRO requirements, Lufthansa Technik has been able to successfully grow the scope of the business over the past ten years. We take great pride in this partnership and the loyalty and trust between Air Canada and Lufthansa Technik. I am delighted that we were able to win the Boeing 737 MAX Total Component Support contract and the extension of our CFM56 engine services agreement, which includes services of our on-site Mobile Engine team in Montreal."
With these new agreements, Air Canada and Lufthansa Technik further expand their successful relationship which already includes a variety of MRO services for several years. Lufthansa Technik has been providing MRO services for Air Canada's CFM56-5A and -5B engines since 2012.
Long Term Component Supply Agreement with Air Europa
Agreement for the airline's future fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft
Lufthansa Technik AG, international provider for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, and the Spanish private airline, Air Europa Lineas Aéreas S.A.U. (AEA), have signed a comprehensive long-term component supply agreement for the airline's future fleet of up to 22 Boeing 787 aircraft. The contract will start with the arrival of the first 787 in March 2016.
The Total Component Support TCS® agreement covers airframe and engine related component overhaul, engineering services as well as pooling and Home Base Lease. The component supply will be realized via the Lufthansa Technik facilities in Frankfurt and Hamburg.
"For Air Europa, assurance in quality and flight safety is a key topic", said Alberto Linés, Maintenance & Engineering Director from Air Europa. "In the past we made good experience with Lufthansa Technik's support in different technical services. This is the reason why we have decided to expand our partnership with Lufthansa Technik to component services for our new Boeing 787 fleet, the future core of our long-haul operation."
"We are extremely proud that Air Europa has put its trust in our capabilities to deliver the optimal component services for the new Boeing 787 fleet, making the airline our first 787 customer in Europa", said Georgios Ouzounidis, Director Sales Europe, at Lufthansa Technik. "This contract signature is the latest milestone in our long-lasting partnership which started in 2002. We will do our best to help ensure that Air Europa continues to meet its customers' expectations of providing a highly reliable product."
Since 2002 Air Europa has contracted Lufthansa Technik with different maintenance, repair and overhaul services. Currently, Lufthansa Technik is providing landing gear services for the airline's Boeing 737NG and Airbus A330 fleets and is also executing overhaul services for a certain number of CFM56-7 engines. Lufthansa Technik Aero Alzey is overhauling the CF34-10 engines of Air Europa's Embraer E-195 Fleet.
Alrosa Airlines signs 737 component services contract
Total Component Support TCS® for four aircraft
At the MAKS fair in Moscow, the Eastern Siberian carrier Alrosa Airlines has contracted Lufthansa Technik AG to provide component support for its new fleet of Boeing 737NG (Next Generation) aircraft. Alrosa, which is headquartered in Mirny and is part of the Alrosa Mining Group, signed a Total Component Support TCS® agreement for four new 737NGs.
The carrier is currently replacing its fleet of Tupolev 154s with modern Boeing aircraft. Effective immediately, Lufthansa Technik will take on the complete component supply for the new fleet, including all necessary repairs and the provision of spare parts for this aircraft type.
Among the destinations Alrosa Airlines serves are Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Krasnodar, Anapa, Gelendzhik, Tomsk and Novosibirsk. The company is currently making substantial investments in its future. Its short-term plans call for the entry into service of the Bombardier Q400 in addition to the Boeing jets.
A350 component support and CF6 engine services for Asiana Airlines
Total Component Support (TCS®) for 15 years
Lufthansa Technik AG and the South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines have signed two comprehensive, long-term agreements. In the frame of a 15-year Total Component Support (TCS®) contract, Lufthansa Technik will support the carrier's future Airbus A350 fleet with components and provide access to an extensive spare parts pool. Furthermore, a four-year contract running from 2018 covers the repair and overhaul of Asiana's CF6-80 engines powering the airline's Boeing 747 and 767 fleets.
Lufthansa Technik will provide A350 components not only from its main warehouse in Germany but also from its existing spare parts pool in Hong Kong, which will be expanded to accommodate the new contract with Asiana Airlines.
Sang-Woo Noh, Senior Vice President Purchasing and General Administration of Asiana Airlines, says: "We have come to know Lufthansa Technik as a reliable and innovative partner from the support of our A320 fleet. For our new A350s, we need long-term security – starting from day one." Regarding the engine contract, he also adds: "We have chosen Lufthansa Technik to overhaul our CF6-80 engines because we are convinced, that Lufthansa Technik, as a reliable partner, is the best choice for us to support our Boeing 747 and 767 fleets."
"We are very proud that Asiana Airlines has decided to extend our trustful cooperation. This contract is a further milestone in our long-term partnership. We look forward to supporting Asiana's A350 fleet with our extensive material supply capacities," says Gerald Steinhoff, Senior Vice President Corporate Sales Asia Pacific of Lufthansa Technik. "We are also very happy to support Asiana Airlines with our knowhow and engine service capabilities. I am looking forward to a further strengthened and trustful partnership."
Lufthansa Technik and Asiana Airlines have been working together for more than 20 years. Currently, the Hamburg-based MRO company is looking after Asiana's Airbus A320 fleet, likewise under a Total Component Support (TCS®) contract. Lufthansa Technik is also supporting Asiana's V2500 engines and APS3200 auxiliary power units.
Asiana Airlines has ordered 22 Airbus A350 series aircraft, with four A350-900 scheduled to enter service this year. Once all the ordered A350 have been delivered, Asiana Airlines will operate one of the largest fleets of this aircraft type in Asia, and will become Lufthansa Technik's biggest A350-customer in the area.
5-Year Component Supply for Brazilian Carrier Azul
Contract will run until end of 2019
Hamburg/Germany based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider Lufthansa Technik AG and the Brazilian low fare airline Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras have signed a comprehensive long-term component supply contract for the airline's Airbus A330 fleet of seven A330-200 aircraft. The contract will run until end of 2019.
Azul, Brazil's largest airline by number of cities served, commemorated its first international flight within December 2014, using its newly acquired A330 fleet.
The Total Component Support TCS® agreement covers component maintenance, repair, overhaul and engineering services as well as pooling and Home Base Lease at the airline's home base in Campinas/Viracopos. The component supply will be realized via the Lufthansa Technik component network in the United States and Europe.
"We are extremely pleased to partner with Lufthansa Technik for our A330 component support. Lufthansa Technik convinced us, that even a large MRO provider could customize its services to the individual needs of an airline who is building an international high-frequency operation that requires a high level reliability and availability", said Amir Nasruddin, Director Aircraft Programs & Procurement of Azul.
Joerg Femerling, Director Sales of Lufthansa Technik commented: "I would like to thank Azul for the trust they have placed in us. This contract signature is a large success for us in the growing but highly competitive Brazilian market. As a strong partner we will offer an optimal component support to assist Azul in its successfully expanding business."
Component services for China Airlines' new Airbus A350 fleet
New long term agreement
Lufthansa Technik and Taiwan based airline China Airlines have comprehensively expanded their partnership by entering into a new long term agreement for component services (Total Component Support, TCS®) for China Airlines Airbus A350 fleet.
According to the contract, the Hamburg/Germany-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider is now responsible for the component supply of the airline's Airbus A350 fleet. The services to be rendered include maintenance, reliability monitoring, reliability enhancement programs as well as logistic services.
In addition, Lufthansa Technik will provide a worldwide AOG support for China Airlines modern wide body fleet using Lufthansa Technik's well established network including the component pools in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
C.J. Huang, Senior Vice President at China Airlines said: "After a long selection process we came to the conclusion that Lufthansa Technik could offer us the high level of performance and reliability that we are in need of for the component support of our new A350 fleet. We believe partnering with Lufthansa Technik is a win-win strategic move and will further strengthen the collaboration between China Airlines and Lufthansa Technik."
"We are proud to extend our partnership with China Airlines by supporting their new flagship, the A350. Lufthansa Technik has proven its vast experience in providing comprehensive A350 support to various airlines worldwide. Therefore, we warmly welcome China Airlines to our A350 community", Gerald Steinhoff, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific from Lufthansa Technik explained.
Lufthansa Technik has been responsible for supplying material for China Airlines' A330 and A340 long-haul fleets under a Total Component Support TCS® contract since 2010.
On-site Supplies for British Customers
Lufthansa Technik opens component warehouse in London
Lufthansa Technik AG is opening a new warehouse for component supply at London Heathrow Airport. With this local presence in the United Kingdom, Lufthansa Technik is further consolidating its supply network for customers within Europe and significantly shortening the supply times for British customers.
In opening this new warehouse location, Lufthansa Technik is underlining the importance of its British customers and the British aviation market. The state-of-the-art facility, in operation 24/7/365, and the seamlessly integrated transport concept allow the company to even better fulfill the high quality expectations of its customers. The regional proximity means that equipment can be delivered airside to any airport in the UK in just a few hours. Located directly at London Heathrow Airport, the new site also facilitates the quickest possible transport connections to international destinations.
Lufthansa Technik is improving supply for existing Total Component Support TCS® contracts and at the same time optimizing the service range for ad hoc Loan and Exchange customers. Ultimately, the concept serves to extend reliability and efficiency for customers.
Initially, the site will encompass components for virtually all systems in the Airbus A320 family and A330 ranges. Lufthansa Technik will be continually working to expand the equipment portfolio for other aircraft models, thereby continually extending the benefit for customers.
With this move into the United Kingdom and expansions in the Americas and in Asia, for example the planned opening of a Hong Kong site this year, Lufthansa Technik is continuing to offer its customers innovative and highly efficient supply solutions.
Copa Airlines signs extended component services contract
MRO support for components of Boeing 737NG fleet
Copa Airlines, a leading airline in Latin America, and Lufthansa Technik AG have signed a five-year Total Component Maintenance (TCM) contract for the airline's entire Boeing 737NG fleet, currently consisting of more than 60 Boeing 737-700 and -800 aircraft. Respective services will also be provided to aircraft due to be delivered to Copa Airlines in the next few years.
"We were pleased with Lufthansa Technik's ability to customize its services to the individual needs of a growing carrier such as Copa, enhancing our already high degree of reliability," said Ahmad R. Zamany, Vice President of Technical Operations, Copa Airlines.
Joerg Femerling, Director Sales Latin America and Caribbean from Lufthansa Technik, said: "We are extremely proud that one of the leading carriers in Latin America has chosen our technical services for components. With our global MRO network we are prepared to guarantee Copa Airlines the high quality support they can expect from us."
Lufthansa Technik will support Copa Airlines at its main base of operations, the Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama. A 24/7 "aircraft-on-ground" support guarantees a permanent global component support for the airline also in unscheduled situations. The Lufthansa Technik office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida will coordinate the customer support. Maintenance, repair and overhaul services will be carried out at Lufthansa Technik's component centers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Hamburg, Germany.
Global component support for new Boeing 787 fleet of EL AL
15-year Total Component Support (TCS®) contract
The Israeli airline EL AL Israel Airlines Ltd. and Lufthansa Technik AG have signed a comprehensive, long-term agreement. In the frame of a 15-year Total Component Support (TCS®) contract, Lufthansa Technik will ensure the global and prompt component supply of the carrier's future Boeing 787 fleet. EL AL has ordered a total of 16 Dreamliners, with the first aircraft to enter service in the EL AL fleet in the third quarter of this year.
The new and exclusive TCS® agreement strengthens the cooperative partnership between Israel's flag carrier and the Hamburg, Germany based maintenance, repair and overhaul provider. The contract covers the global availability of Boeing 787 components. In addition to stocking the inventory at EL AL's hub at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, Lufthansa Technik will supply EL AL through its global spare parts pools in Asia, America and Europe.
David Maimon, CEO of EL AL, comments: "The 787 as the latest and most advanced aircraft in the world will allow us to enhance passenger service and the overall flight experience. I am convinced that with its advanced component support and service level guarantees Lufthansa Technik will be an important partner for us."
Dr. Johannes Bussmann, CEO of Lufthansa Technik, said: "We are very proud that EL AL has decided to put its trust in our far-reaching portfolio of Boeing 787 services. We look forward to supporting EL AL's Dreamliner fleet with our extensive material supply capacities. The contract furthermore underscores our commitment to be the best partner to support airlines of any size and mix, and especially the newest aircraft generation."
Component support for long-range fleet of Taiwan-based EVA Air
More than ten years of cooperation further extended
Lufthansa Technik AG has further extended its cooperation with Taiwan-based airline EVA Air and it's subsidiary EGAT. According to the new contract, the Hamburg-based maintenance, repair and overhaul provider is now also being commissioned to provide component support for the Boeing 777-300ER fleet as well as the Airbus A330 aircraft the Star Alliance member EVA Air has ordered.
Material is to be supplied for more than 30 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft by Lufthansa Technik at the Singapore location. The long-term contract covers the overhaul of components as well as engineering services in addition to the material warehouse and pool. Services for the Airbus A330 fleet were extended and now also include the newly ordered A330-300s. These aircraft will also be supported out of Singapore.
"We are very pleased about this extended cooperation with our long-time partner EVA Air. It also illustrates that our material pool in Singapore is well positioned for the Asian market," says Dr. Johannes Bussmann, Member of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik.
EVA Air has been a customer of Lufthansa Technik for more than ten years, with support also being provided since 2014 for the A321 aircraft of the renowned Taiwan-based airline in addition to the Airbus A330 and Boeing 747 fleet. With this latest contract, EVA Air has entrusted the supply of components for the majority of its fleet to Lufthansa Technik.
Lufthansa Technik has significantly expanded the material pool in Singapore in recent years in order to be able to supply the growing number of customers in Asia in their region quickly and reliably.
With its modern fleet, EVA Air serves more than 65 destinations in Asia, China, North America, Oceania and Europe.
Component supply for Taiwanese carrier EVA Air
Expansion of long-standing cooperation
Hamburg-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider Lufthansa Technik AG is expanding its cooperation with EVA Air in Taiwan even further: Lufthansa Technik has concluded a contract with EVA Air's technical services company, Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT), for component supply for the airline's new fleet of Airbus A321 aircraft.
The new Total Component Support (TCS®) agreement covers component overhaul and engineering services as well as warehousing and pooling at Lufthansa Technik's Singapore facility. EVA Air, a Star Alliance member, has relied on support from Lufthansa Technik for its Airbus A330 fleet for ten years now, and recently entrusted the company with its Boeing 747s as well.
Lufthansa Technik's warehouse site in Singapore has been expanded continuously over the last few years. A growing number of customers in Asia are supplied with components from this location, particularly for the Airbus A320 family.
With its modern fleet, EVA Air serves 63 destinations in Asia, China, North America, Europe and Oceania.
Launch of component support for new Airbus A350 XWB
Secure supply for Finnair from day one
With its customer Finnair launching operations of its first Airbus A350 XWB, Lufthansa Technik AG commenced the component support for the new aircraft type. The first European airline to operate the A350, Finnair, signed a twelve-year contract in May with the leading provider of technical services for the aviation industry.
As part of the exclusive Total Component Support TCS®, Lufthansa Technik holds some 1,000 individual components at the ready – from cockpit computers and air conditioning systems to in-flight entertainment systems. These will be primarily repaired by Lufthansa Technik in the component workshops in Hamburg and made available quickly worldwide in the event of an AOG (Aircraft on Ground). Lufthansa Technik's main warehouse in Frankfurt is the logistical backbone. The scope of the spare parts supply is expanding with the growth of the A350 fleet operated by the airline, which has firm orders for 19 aircraft of this type.
Component support for the A350 is an important cornerstone of Lufthansa Technik's service portfolio for the new widebody aircraft. Since the launch customer of the A350 commenced flight operations – an airline customer from the Middle East – to Frankfurt at the beginning of 2015, Lufthansa Technik has already gained important experience in the day-to-day maintenance of the A350.
The portfolio of maintenance services furthermore includes troubleshooting and the elimination of technical defects, software management, and both the planned and unplanned replacement of the auxiliary power unit (APU). The A350 is offered with one engine option only, the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB. Lufthansa Technik and the engine manufacturer have been cooperating successfully for years, and both companies aim at including the overhaul of the new engine type in this cooperation. The joint venture N3 Engine Overhaul Services is already preparing for this task.
Lufthansa Technik also had the opportunity to demonstrate its capabilities recently at the stopover of the first Finnair A350 at Hamburg Airport. The Finnish airline took over the aircraft from the manufacturer on October 7, 2015. Lufthansa Technik provided the technical support during the turnaround and also organized a small ceremonial reception at the gate at Hamburg Airport to mark the occasion. The A350's visit was part of a European tour before the upcoming official launch of Finnair's long-haul scheduled service with this new aircraft.
The comprehensive service portfolio for the A350 XWB will also be a central topic for Lufthansa Technik at Europe's leading conference and exhibition for the aviation maintenance industry "MRO Europe" from October 13 to 15, in London (Booth No. 426).
Finnair signs contract on A350 XWB component support
12-year agreement for component support
Finnair, the first European airline to operate the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, has awarded Lufthansa Technik a 12-year agreement for component support for the new aircraft type. Lufthansa Technik is one of the leading providers of technical services for the aviation industry, and the agreement with Finnair is the company's first contract for A350 XWB component support.
"The new A350 XWB aircraft form the backbone of our growth strategy, and component support agreement is one part of our thorough preparations for the aircraft's arrival," says Jari Huhtinen, Vice President, Finnair Technical Operations. "We are pleased to sign this contract with Lufthansa Technik. World class technical competencies, high reliability of repair service and overall cost competitiveness were key factors in our decision," Huhtinen says.
"This first contract for component support for the newest Airbus aircraft is a terrific vote of confidence from our customer Finnair," says Dr. Johannes Bussmann, CEO of Lufthansa Technik. "It also underscores once again our many years of expertise in ensuring a smooth introduction of new aircraft types."
The exclusive Total Component Support TCS® contract covers the availability and repair services of A350 XWB components. Finnair already has an agreement with Lufthansa Technik on engine related components service for V2500 engines and APU services for APS3200.
Finnair's own maintenance organisation at the Helsinki Airport is responsible for the line maintenance of Finnair's current fleet and the new A350 XWB fleet.
Finnair has firm orders for 19 A350 XWB aircraft, the first four of which are expected to arrive in the fleet in the second half of this year, with another seven in 2016 and 2017. The complete order will be fulfilled by 2023.
Lufthansa Technik extends warehouse capacities in the USA
Improved materials supply for the American market
Lufthansa Technik AG has now opened a new warehouse in the USA, close to the Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida. This represents a significant expansion of the site, ensuring stable supply for customers in this growing region into the future.
The Fort Lauderdale site serves as a connecting point for North, Central and South America. It was therefore chosen as the primary storage facility for the American market and central gateway for the extensive customer supply network in the region. The state-of-the-art facility, in operation around the clock all year, and the seamlessly integrated transport network allow the company to even better fulfill the high quality exectations of its customers. Customers benefit from the personal contact and from the fact that their contact person is in the same timezone.
The new 2,000-square-meter warehouse has capacity for around 9,000 components. It also houses more than 10,000 items of consumables & expendables. Various models of aircraft can be supported from here.
The warehouse is operated by Lufthansa Technik Component Services (LTCS), making use of the logistic processes and IT systems of Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS). The newly introduced LTLS computer-supported logistic order management system will make even more precise scheduling of internal logistic process steps possible. "This will enable us to manage and efficiently process future customer orders in line with individual customer requirements, even during peak dispatch periods," says Christoph Corbelin, LTLS Project Manager.
"Further new customers have been acquired in America in recent years. The new warehouse ensures rapid and reliable supply of spare parts," comments Steve Fondell, CEO of Lufthansa Technik Component Services (LTCS).
The expansion of the Fort Lauderdale site is part of the strategic direction being pursued by Lufthansa Technik's Component Services division. Growth is to be increased in America as well as in the regions of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. LTCS, headquartered in Tulsa (Oklahoma) has warehouse facilities in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale.
10-Year Component Supply Agreement with Frontier Airlines
Agreement for current and future fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft
Hamburg-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider Lufthansa Technik AG and U.S. low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines have signed a comprehensive long-term component supply agreement for the airline's current and future fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. The contract will run through November, 2024.
The Total Component Support (TCS®) agreement covers component overhaul and engineering services as well as pooling and Home Base Lease. The component supply will be realized via the Lufthansa Technik facilities in Miami / Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles.
"This new long-term component agreement with Lufthansa Technik AG will help ensure that Frontier continues to meet its customer's expectations of providing a reliable product, friendly service and reasonably priced options," said Frontier Airlines Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Dempsey.
Frontier currently operates a fleet of Airbus A319/A320 aircraft with nine Airbus A321 aircraft on order with deliveries beginning in late 2015. The airline is also scheduled to begin taking delivery of A320neo family aircraft in 2016.
Component supply for regional jets for Garuda Indonesia
Total Component Support contract for CRJ1000 fleet
With its new contract for complete component supply for Garuda Indonesia's fleet of Bombardier CRJ1000s, the Hamburg-based MRO provider Lufthansa Technik AG has now established a presence in the growth market of Indonesia. As part of a long-term Total Component Support (TCS®) contract concluded with GMF AeroAsia, Garuda's technical support provider, Lufthansa Technik will immediately take over the complete supply of components for up to 18 modern CRJ1000 regional aircraft.
Total Component Support covers a comprehensive spectrum of services, including the supply of spare parts from Lufthansa Technik's component pool, maintenance, repair and overhaul of removed components, and supply for Garuda's warehouse at the Indonesian flag carrier's home airport in Jakarta. Logistics and the set-up of the necessary IT interfaces have also been agreed in the contract.
"We're very pleased that we have been able to place our component product successfully in Indonesia as well. Indonesia is enjoying above-average development in the Asian growth market, and naturally we'd like to be a part of that," says Robin Johansson, Lufthansa Technik's Director Sales for South East Asia and Australia.
Garuda Indonesia serves 42 domestic and 20 international destinations and operates a strongly growing fleet of 110 aircraft that currently includes twelve CRJ1000s.