Press release

National Airlines and Lufthansa Technik expand their cooperation

National Airlines and Lufthansa Technik have signed an agreement to expand their cooperation in the field of Engine Maintenance Services (EMS). The contract includes the overhaul of a minimum of eleven CF6-80 engines over the next five years for the Boeing 747 fleet as well as additional services like Cyclean® engine wash, AOG Support and Consumables & Expendables Support for the Orlando based cargo operator.

Since April of this year, for example, Lufthansa Technik has already been carrying out the efficient on-wing Cyclean® engine wash procedure on National Airlines aircraft at several airports. In addition to the Aircraft on Ground (AOG) support in Europe, Asia and North America, Lufthansa Technik also supplies National Airlines with consumables and expendables. For this, so-called engine change kits with hundreds of selected parts are put together and delivered as an individual whole package. As of now, Lufthansa Technik furthermore starts the Engine Maintenance Services as part of the agreement.

Jim Casbarro, Vice President of Technical Operations at National Airlines, said: “National Airlines is extremely pleased to announce our expanding cooperation with Lufthansa Technik. Through this cooperation, National now has access to Lufthansa’s wealth of industry leading experience and knowledge to further assist in our growth and operational reliability. We look forward to many years of continuing partnership with Lufthansa Technik.”

Georgios Ouzounidis, Vice President Corporate Sales Americas at Lufthansa Technik, added: “The start of our cooperation with National Airlines was only a few months ago. We are even more delighted to see this young partnership continuously growing and highly value our cooperation with National Airlines.”

About National Airlines

National Airlines global headquarters is situated in Orlando FL, with several operations hubs across the globe. With a rapidly expanding all-cargo fleet of six Boeing 747-400Fs and two Boeing 747-400 F/ERF, National Airlines offers carefully tailored solutions to meet the needs of every customer. From emergency humanitarian missions to cargo charters, the Boeing 747 'Queen of the Skies' leads National’s missions across the globe.

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