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.