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."