Aircraft Engines Repair and Overhaul
Full thrust for your power plants
A full life for your engines
You want your engines to remain efficient and on wing as long as possible – so do we!
Fast ad-hoc engine repairs anywhere around the globe and a network of repair stations and overhaul facilities are the basis for this performance. The scope of work ranges from repair and overhaul of parts and modules to single and major engine events and even complete fleet optimization programs. Our innovative processes and repair technologies are appreciated by customers and manufacturers alike – scrapping parts is definitely the last resort for us. And for maximum power, our Total Engine Support (TES®) is available throughout the entire life of your engine fleet.
engine flight hours have already been supported by us
Engine Repair and Overhaul
Set up for great performance
Have an engine that is due for a major overhaul event? Welcome to one of our workshops! We not only operate one of the largest workshops for the repair and overhaul of commercial aircraft engines worldwide – we also team up with engine manufacturers. Several partnerships provide overhaul capabilities for a broad range of engine types. The use of lean principles shortens turnaround times, while development of new repair procedures avoids the high costs of scrapping and replacing parts. Thanks to our technical capabilities and innovative solutions, we can significantly extend the life of your engines. And, if needed, you can utilize our extensive spare engines pool to keep your fleet running.
New engine types
Gearing up for the future
Many new engine types are coming to market. We have built up our capabilities for these engine types and will continue to expand them in the future – using our experience from more than 20 engine rollouts in the past. As for current engine types today, we are defining services for future engines with excellent quality in short turnaround times at the best prices. We offer operators of new aircraft a growing portfolio for their specific engines – covering all services for the entire engine lifecycle.
To perfectly maintain the new engine types, we increased our capabilities:
- LEAP-1A engines are overhauled at Lufthansa Technik Headquarters in Hamburg. LEAP-1B engines will follow.
- PW1100 and PW1500G power plants are serviced at Engine Maintenance Europe (EME Aero), a joint venture with MTU Aero Engines.
- GEnx-2B engines are overhauled at XEOS, a joint venture with GE Aviation located in Poland. GE9X engines will follow.
- Trent XWB engines are serviced at N3 Engine Overhaul Services, our joint venture company with Rolls-Royce located in Arnstadt, Germany.
Ready for the LEAP-1A
The first CFM LEAP-1A engine has been delivered to the customer in December 2020!
During a quick turn shop visit, our colleagues changed the high pressure turbine shrouds. The intention of a quick turn is to return the engine to the aircraft as quickly and cost-effectively as possible by rectifying specific limited technical issues. Quick turns keep engines in operation up to their originally planned overhaul shop visit. Thereby, we do what we do best - keeping engines in the air.
Our engine workshop in Hamburg is ready for the LEAP-1A. Following our ambition to support you during each stage of your engine operation lifecycle, it is essential for us to be on top of the development and well prepared to meet your requirements. The experience that we gained over the years and multiple trainings on the LEAP-1A provide a solid foundation to support you during the early phase of your LEAP engine operations and beyond.
Despite the restrictions and circumstances following the Covid-19 outbreak, we are continuing our journey. We have been expanding our capabilities on the LEAP-1A, including qualification for the latest quick turn procedures and the introduction of repair capabilities on piece part level. In addition to that, we will offer you a full range of engine MRO services for the LEAP-1A, including our Mobile Engine Services, parts repair capability support and all further services for your engine.
Lufthansa Technik is an authorized LEAP-1A Service Provider licensed by CFM International.
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Engine Fleet Management
smart.life: Optimizing the engine's lifecycle
The end of an engine's service life presents a powerful opportunity to reduce the costs.
This is why we developed a completely customizable product ensuring the most cost-effective maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solution. Because when an aircraft fleet is destined for phase-out, the engine services paradigm changes from overhaul to providing thrust. With smart.life, we adapt the measures taken precisely to the desired remaining service life. The service spectrum offers utmost flexibility, from a reduced depth of penetration during overhaul to replacing a power plant completely, for example with a leased engine. Minimized MRO costs and cash flow optimization are just two of the many benefits. Numerous additional features, from on-site repairs to the use of surplus parts or modules, round out this service.
Benefit from your engine greentime
The current situation changed the demands within the aviation industry and thus the lifecycle of an engine. That is why we adapted our existing smart.life service and developed a variety of solutions ensuring the most cost-effective use of your engines. Because parked aircraft imply parked engines with remaining greentime, swapping engines and modules can reduce the MRO costs significantly. By changing the engines or modules at the right time you may postpone or even avoid larger shop visits and furthermore prevent a potential bottleneck once the overhaul demand increases.
Whether you want to change your entire engine or just parts of it, we support you with our technical know-how. In combination with our Mobile Engine Services, we offer you different solutions that range from consultation to the complete handling of the engine swap including the logistics.
Your benefits at a glance
Short term cost reduction
Full service package
Engine Condition Monitoring and Assessment
Good advice is priceless
We can reshape the standard engine maintenance plan according to your individual needs to reduce costs and increase your fleet's technical reliability. Going one step further by applying a preventive maintenance approach, Engine Condition Monitoring, allows faults to be detected and rectified before they occur. Our specialized engineers can calculate engine running time, evaluate airworthiness directives (ADs) or assess a power plant technically before you buy or lease it. Whatever service you need around the power horses of your fleet, our experts will support you with experience and competence – from the perspective of an airline.
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Aircraft Engine Services
- Outstanding knowledge of our customers' requirements
- Perfectly tailored solutions
- Top quality at minimum turnaround times
- Broad portfolio of services for approximately 40 engine and APU types
- Single-source solutions
- Unrivalled range of in-house repairs
- Cost savings by using alternate material and repairs
- Support of maintenance management and consulting services