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27 Oct

Lufthansa Technik supports Smartwings' Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

Lufthansa Technik and Czech airline Smartwings have signed a five years comprehensive Total Component Support (TCS®) contract covering repair and overhaul of components for the airline's fleet of seven Boeing 737 MAX  8 aircraft. Support for the new aircraft has already started. 

Luděk Stašek, Technical Director of Smartwings, said: "We are very pleased that Lufthansa Technik supports us in component support for our new 737 MAX fleet. We have worked together with Lufthansa Technik already in the past and are looking forward to further deepening this successful cooperation." 

"We are happy to continue our partnership with Smartwings by supporting its latest generation of aircraft. Lufthansa Technik is currently actively growing its customer base of 737 MAX-operators in order to provide even more synergies to our customers," commented Ifezue Bertold Mordi, Senior Sales Executive of Lufthansa Technik. 

With the Total Component Support TCS® agreement, Smartwings benefits from an individual supply concept that enables short and rapid transport paths. The new contract includes component MRO services and pool access as well as component delivery to selected international airports within Europe. 

Lufthansa Technik already provides comprehensive engine services for Smartwings' CFM56-7B powered Boeing 737NG-fleet. 
 

21 Oct

Georgios Ouzounidis appointed new
Head of Corporate Sales for the Americas

Georgios Ouzounidis, currently responsible for Corporate Sales Western Europe at Lufthansa Technik AG, has been appointed Vice President Corporate Sales for the Americas, effective 1 January 2022. He will succeed Frank Berweger, who will be leaving the company to take on a new challenge outside the Lufthansa Group. 

Georgios Ouzounidis began his career in the sales support department of Lufthansa Technik in 1999 and has held several positions within the company since then. Corporate Sales for Western Europe has been under his leadership since 2015.  

"I am happy, that with Georgios we found a highly professional, customer centric and experienced manager who will be able to seamlessly continue to drive the current growth path of our company in this strategic region," said Dr. Johannes Bussmann, Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik.  

He continued: "I would like to thank Frank Berweger for the excellent job he has done over the past seven years in the Americas. Under his leadership, our regional sales team was successful in positioning Lufthansa Technik as MRO partner of choice for many American customers, thereby more than doubling our market share in a highly competitive environment."  

Georgios Ouzounidis will move with his family from Hamburg / Germany  to Miami / USA and completes Lufthansa Technik's corporate sales senior leadership team, consisting of Kai-Stefan Roepke, who is responsible for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Thomas Boettger, who is heading the sales activities for the Asia Pacific region. 

20 Oct

Renewal of base maintenance services contract for easyJet

Lufthansa Technik AG has renewed a substantial base maintenance contract with easyJet for more than 140 aircraft of the airline's A320 family, which was initially signed back in 2016. This sucessful cooperation was now extended by another five years. The base maintenance services will be performed at Lufthansa Technik's facilities in Sofia / Bulgaria and additionally in Malta and Budapest / Hungary as required. 

Brendan McConnellogue, easyJet Director of Engineering, noted: "We have used Lufthansa Technik Maintenance across a number of their sites over the years and have always found them to be a reliable partner in support of our A320 family maintenance.  The renewal of this contract ensures this working relationship continues and maintains easyJet's high standards of technical reliability." 

Marcus Motschenbacher, Vice President & CCO Aircraft Maintenance Services of Lufthansa Technik, commented: "We are honored to extend our partnership with easyJet as one of Europe's leading airlines. The renewal of this contract proves that maintaining high quality of service standards over the term is of strategic importance." 

Kai-Stefan Röpke, Vice President Corporate Sales EUMEA of Lufthansa Technik, added: "This is another significant pillar of our continued robust relationship with easyJet. Even in current difficult times we have been able to jointly manage challenges the Covid crisis has imposed on us and find viable solutions to continue our services for easyJet". 

The extended overhaul services in Sofia under the new agreement have already started in October 2021. 

14 Oct

Total Component Support services for Japan Airlines' Boeing 787 fleet

Lufthansa Technik and Japan Airlines have further deepened their trusted partnership by extending a long term agreement on Total Component Support (TCS) services for Japan Airlines' Boeing 787 fleet.

The five-year TCS contract covers a multiple of components installed on Japan Airlines' Boeing 787 fleet of 53 aircraft. The services to be rendered include maintenance, reliability monitoring, reliability enhancement programs as well as logistic services.

Kojiro Yamashita, Senior Vice President of Procurement at Japan Airlines, said, "We have signed a contract with Lufthansa Technik as a partner that shares and respects the value that JAL provides to customers, safe and stable operation. At the same time, JAL respects for Lufthansa Technik's commitment to further advanced and high quality maintenance. JAL is convinced that this contract will keep our strong partnership in future."

Thomas Boettger, Senior Vice President Corporate Sales Asia Pacific at Lufthansa Technik, added: "We are very proud and honored to extend our services with comprehensive MRO solutions for Japan Airlines' Boeing 787 fleet based on the past ten-years' accomplishments. We will work very closely together as partners to ensure the highest safety and reliability ongoingly. And I believe we will overcome and recover from the difficult times now we are facing and further deepen our  collaborative relationship in future."

With the renewed agreement, Japan Airlines and Lufthansa Technik maintain their successful relationship which already includes a variety of MRO services.  Amongst others, Lufthansa Technik has been providing TCS services for Japan Airlines' Boeing 787 fleet since 2011 and Airbus A350 fleet since 2018.

20 Sep

New World Traveller luxury design for long-haul aircraft

At the Monaco Yacht Show 2021, Lufthansa Technik, the world's leading provider of cabin interiors for VIP and government aircraft, will for the first time preview a new pioneering cabin design study for long-haul aircraft. The design, called ‘Explorer', is based on the current trend for superyachts of the same name, which optimally fulfill their owners' wishes to "go anywhere at any time" and "discover the world".

15 Sep

Lufthansa Technik extends engine services collaboration with Rossiya Airlines

Lufthansa Technik has contracted additional engine shop visits from Russian carrier Rossiya Airlines. Until mid-2022, the company will overhaul four CFM56-5B engines at its engine shop in Hamburg, Germany. 

"Lufthansa Technik's offer for the supply of life-limited parts as well as its recommendations for work scope planning and extensive warranty conditions convinced us to entrust our German partner with the overhaul of our CFM56-5B-engines," said Sergey Starikov, official representative of Rossiya Airlines.  

"We're happy to continue our partnership with Rossiya Airlines with this new maintenance contract for its CFM56-5B engines. The tender process by Rossiya Airlines was highly competitive and challenging, and we're delighted to have met the high standards of our customer in this process," said Stanislav Mitin, Key Account Manager for Russia and CIS at Lufthansa Technik.  

Lufthansa Technik has been providing engine services to Rossiya Airlines since 2019, originally for the CF6-80 engine. Meanwhile, four engines of this type have been overhauled. 

01 Sep

EME Aero has introduced new engine type to its portfolio, offering to the GTF network PW1500G engine series maintenance service

EME Aero, the engine services joint venture between Lufthansa Technik AG and MTU Aero Engines AG, has completed aviation authority certification process and obtained EASA 145 certification as a maintenance organization for another type of engine, Pratt & Whitney PW1500G series. Beyond that, EME Aero received the customer approval by aircraft operator Swiss and has just inducted the first PW1500G engine at the shop in Jasionka, Poland.

"We started our operation in December 2019 and performed an extremely ambitious ramp up for the PW1100G-JM with more than 50 engines inductions in 2020, on the way of becoming the largest and most modern GTF Engine shop in the world. On top of that we launched the next step – the preparation for PW1500G engines capability and the engine's induction targeted for mid-2021. Despite obstacles resulting from COVID-19 restrictions, our team along with the support from our shareholders as well as Pratt & Whitney, managed to stay right on track with the first induction and with our ramp according to plan," says Derrick Siebert, CEO and Managing Director of Business.

"The introduction of the PW1500G series at our shop marks a major milestone in the company's short history, since the technical requirements of this engine technology are demanding. PW1500G leads to more than 35 shop visits this and next year and extends EME Aero's capability. Despite of difficult pandemic situation and necessity to workremotely with special processes approvals, EME Aero has successfully completed the project and is going to strengthen the repair services within the Pratt & Whitey network. This results from the great collaboration of EME Aero team, the support of our shareholders and Pratt & Whitney trainers team," adds Robert Maślach COO, Managing Director of Operations.

EME Aero, from the moment the company was established, has been focused on implementing innovative and advanced solutions. The shop was given three years to implement high-tech assembly concept that would ensure top-class maintenance for GTF engines family. Having in mind the challenge of joining three GTF engines types in one shop, together with MTU's Munich team EME Aero is on a good way to implement the high- tech flow line system.

"This assembly system is a unique on its own offering high level of process commonality to the entire GTF family. This means that a PW1500G doesn't have to be put through an assembly system custom-built for that engine type, but can also be overhauled on the same assembly line with PW1100G-JM. So we are ready for the flexible and effective approach and performance," explains Derrick Siebert.


EME Aero flow line concept is not typical stationary system such as those used in MRO operations. Instead, the engines are fitted to freely moving, floor-based carriers that can be pulled in and out of the production line without disturbing the overall flow. At the heart of the concept are two modern and technically brilliant systems: the mobile transport and overhaul system (MTOS) that handles the complete teardown of engines along the flow line, while partial disassembly is performed in the stationary docks of the fixed overhaul system (FOS). Thanks to this solution, our assembly line can be fully adapted to different GTF family engines supporting high volume demand for upcoming years. – adds Robert Maślach.

EME Aero stands by its strategic goals of 450 service visits per year and employment of 1,000 people by 2026.
 

25 Aug

AVIATAR presents MRO Management

With the new MRO Management solution on AVIATAR, Lufthansa Technik is further expanding its customer-centric digital platform. Customers can now use one solution for asset sourcing, monitoring of their MRO events and accounting functionalities. Accessibility independent of location and time, as well as the visualization of all details in a structured and standardized form, enable users to take immediate action when needed. 

Sourcing of assets for airline technical operations 

The "Sourcing" application provides transparent availability of all materials – currently including LRUs (Line Replaceable Units),  ARCs (Aircraft Related Components), C&E (Consumables & Expendables) & tools. Customers can search for part numbers or descriptions, find alternative materials and filter for certificates, condition or location. Quotations can be requested directly through the application. 

Monitoring of MRO events 

The "Monitoring" function gives an up-to-date overview of all planned, current and completed MRO events.  Based on the details provided in a structured and standardized way, critical issues can be spotted immediately and actions can be taken via streamlined communication and fully digital approval processes. The function is currently available for base maintenance, engine and landing gear events – including the possibility for live video conference calls from the workshop.   

Accounting for MRO services 

Through "Accounting" users can always have an up-to-date overview of all invoices, due dates and disputes. 

"Our newly introduced MRO Management solution transforms the collaboration of airlines and MRO providers," said Philip Mende, Vice President Digital Fleet Services. "By digitalizing the entire process in one single place, we simplify and streamline the vast amount of information and communication flowing back and forth between an MRO and the aircraft operator. We are looking forward to integrate even more features in the coming months together with Lufthansa Technik business units and other MRO providers." 

Launched in 2017, AVIATAR is the independent platform for digital products and services developed by Lufthansa Technik. The platform offers its users digital products ranging from predictive maintenance to fulfilment and automated solutions. AVIATAR combines fleet management solutions, data science and engineering expertise to provide a comprehensive range of integrated digital services and products for airlines, MRO companies, OEMs and lessors that seamlessly integrate with physical fulfilment in TechOps and beyond. 

18 Aug

Dr. William Willms becomes Chief Financial Officer

The Supervisory Board of the company has appointed Dr. William Willms (54) as a member of the Executive Board with effect from September 1 for three years. Dr. Willms will take over the Finance department. He thus completes the Lufthansa Technik Executive Board, which already includes the CEO Dr. Johannes Bussmann and Soeren Stark as COO of the company. 

"William Willms has successfully held various responsible positions in the Lufthansa Group over the past 13 years. Among other things, at Lufthansa Technik and most recently as Head of Group Strategy in Frankfurt, he has contributed his skills and experience. He has the right profile for the finance department on the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik and is an excellent addition to the company's management body," said the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Technik and Member of the Executive Committee of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Dr. Detlef Kayser.

After working in the financial sector, the doctor of law joined the Lufthansa group in 2008, initially as Director Finance at Lufthansa Technik. In 2013, he took over as Head of Finance. In 2016, he moved to Lufthansa AG as Vice President Corporate Strategy. In 2019, he became Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy, and since May 2020, he has been Executive Vice President Group & Airline Strategy, Business Development, Organizational Development, M&A and Special Projects. At the same time, he became Member of the Group Executive Committee of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

The tasks of the Labour Director at Lufthansa Technik remain the responsibility of the Chairman of the Executive Board until further notice.

12 Aug

MRO agreement with Honeywell for components in CFM's LEAP series engines

Honeywell and Lufthansa Technik have signed an extensive collaboration agreement for the maintenance of Honeywell components installed on CFM International's LEAP series engines which are used in Airbus A320neo Family, Boeing 737 MAX and COMAC C919 aircraft.

Under this agreement, Lufthansa Technik will develop Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) capabilities for the aforementioned Honeywell components. By this, the company will be able to offer improved and OEM-certified aftermarket services, with increased component reliability and reduced operator life-cycle costs.

"We are excited to further extend our relationship with Honeywell," said Dr. Georg Fanta, Vice President of Aircraft Component Services at Lufthansa Technik. "Our customers will benefit greatly from this new agreement as we combine Lufthansa Technik's maintenance, repair, overhaul and engineering capabilities with the design knowledge of Honeywell. Just like with the CFM56 engines, Lufthansa Technik will  be able to repair Honeywell LEAP line replaceable units in-house and offer world-class flight-hour based component support services, including tailored asset management solutions."

Lufthansa Technik and Honeywell have enjoyed a long standing, collaborative relationship including Lufthansa Technik as the licensed component repair center and exclusive global asset provider for all Honeywell products on Airbus A350 aircraft. Moreover, Lufthansa Technik  brings a new level of predictive health management expertise to airlines, with the inclusion of Honeywell Forge analytics on Lufthansa Technik's AVIATAR platform.

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