The one-stop shop for a global family
Aircraft from the A320 family amount to one-third of the fleets in operation around the world today – and they have become important members of the big Lufthansa Technik family, too. Since the Airbus narrowbody was introduced at the end of the 1980s, it featured revolutionary technologies. Innovations such as the fly-by-wire flight control via side stick called for a maintenance "home" with a very high level of expertise. And it found this special place at Lufthansa Technik with its airline-proven record of not just staying one step ahead of developments, but even influencing them.
"neo" is the name of the future
Again with Lufthansa first to fly a newest-generation airliner, the success story of the A320 family has gained another chapter with the airline introducing the A320neo "new engine option" to its fleet. While many of the A320's proven technologies have been retained in the "neo", operators have the option of two new engines – the Geared Turbofan (GTF) and the CFM International LEAP. The aircraft also benefits from several modified systems as well. Once again, Lufthansa Technik's technical experience and knowhow will ensure that the newest member of the A320 family spends as little time as necessary on the ground.
High reliability and reduced maintenance costs
With airline-proven services, Lufthansa Technik's Aircraft Engineering supports operators of the narrowbody Airbus family in effectively reducing their maintenance costs. Redefining and optimizing maintenance tasks, Lufthansa Technik's engineering experts customize and alter the content and the intervals between checks or single tasks – always maintaining safety and improving operational reliability.
Economies of scale in material support
To handle the need for single-source component services, Lufthansa Technik offers a one-stop shop solution that greatly reduces the complexities usually associated with the provision of spare parts. With a unique combination of high in-house repair capability, global aviation logistics and multiple supply chain options A320 family aircraft operators of any fleet size and mix enjoy cost benefits and service level guarantees that are normally only achievable by large fleets.
At the pulse of the A320's engines
Lufthansa Technik has been overhauling the A320 family's turbofan engines, the CFM56 and IAE 2500, since their market introduction. No other independent engine shop has accumulated such extensive experience for all aspects of the engines' life cycle. This combination of experience and in-house capabilities translates into highly efficient and cost-saving engine maintenance. On-wing times are well above the industry average. Lufthansa Technik has become a key member of the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine MRO network offering the full scope of MRO