Component support for Boeing 787 fleet of NEOS
Total Component Support (TCS®) for three Boeing 787-9
The Italian airline NEOS has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide comprehensive component support for its new Boeing 787 fleet. The first Boeing 787-9 is scheduled to be delivered to NEOS in mid-December 2017. Based at Milan-Malpensa Airport, NEOS will become the country's first Boeing 787 operator. The new agreement is an extension of the existing component support cooperation, which began as early as 2002.
The Total Component Support (TCS®) contract covers component repair and overhaul, pooling and home base lease services to support NEOS' daily operations. The component supply will be realized via the German Lufthansa Technik facilities in Frankfurt and Hamburg. In addition, Lufthansa Technik will provide independent quality assurance as part of an Aircraft Production Inspection Program for these three Boeing 787-9 at the aircraft manufacturer's site in Seattle, Washington, USA.
The new agreement was signed during an official ceremony on 14 September 2017. Marco Brusa, Technical Director at NEOS, commented: "As the first 787 operator in Italy we are very proud to welcome this aircraft type to our fleet. With Lufthansa Technik we found an experienced partner for 787 component support. They have demonstrated outstanding service reliability and provided a very competitive offer. Therefore we look forward to our future cooperation."
Georgios Ouzounidis, Vice President Corporate Sales Europe at Lufthansa Technik, said: "We are very delighted that NEOS entrusts us with the component support of their new Boeing 787 fleet. Since the start of their operations 15 years ago we have successfully supported the growth of the carrier. We are proud to have been selected to continue this effective partnership."