11.04.2018

Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico in full swing for new customers in the Americas

Three new base maintenance customers

Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico has won three new customers from the Americas for base maintenance and modifications. The Lufthansa Technik base maintenance facility specializing in Airbus A320 family aircraft located in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, has respectively increased its range of national airworthiness approvals to include Brazil and Chile, in addition to the existing approvals by the U.S. and Canadian authorities. Approval by a further four national authorities in Latin America is currently under review.

In parallel, after rigorous auditing processes, the Puerto Rican facility has also become an approved vendor for three new airline customers. Two new customers are based in Latin America. In March, a C2-check including a WiFi installation was carried out for Avianca Brazil. In summer of this year, C1-checks and C2-checks will be performed on two A319 aircraft of Sky Airline. Allegiant Air is a new customer of Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico from North America. Exterior and cabin interior work was performed in Aguadilla on an A320 aircraft.

"Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico is delighted with the recent additions to our customer base. Located strategically in Puerto Rico where we aim to serve customers from both North and South America, we are encouraged by the recent customer acquisitions. Our state-of-the-art facility together with world class processes and a highly motivated, professional team are what we are building our success on," 
said Pat Foley, CEO of Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico.

Inaugurated in 2015 and Part 145-approved by both the FAA and the EASA, about 300 highly qualified employees are working in the state-of-the-art facility. In 2017, the company achieved its final and expanded configuration with five overhaul lines up and running.