Lufthansa Technik Middle East: New facility is fully operational at Dubai South
Official inauguration attended by HH Sheikh Ahmed
The new facility of Lufthansa Technik Middle East (LTME) has become fully operational in the Aviation District at Dubai South. In the presence of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and chairman of the Emirates Group, H.E. Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South and H.E. Guenter Rauer, consul general of Germany in Dubai, the new site has been officially inaugurated on Tuesday, 16th May, 2017.
Before, the new facility was successfully audited by the Federal Aviation Office of Germany and different customers from the region. In the last weeks, different parts have already been repaired on-site, e.g. thrust reversers, inlet cowls and radomes.
H.E. Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation said: "The Aviation District is pleased to engage with a leading global player like Lufthansa Technik. Within the 7.2 sq. km. district, we are progressively building an aviation ecosystem that will match the best in the world, in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed. I am certain that Lufthansa Technik will become a powerful player on the aviation landscape at Dubai South."
Ziad Al Hazmi, CEO Lufthansa Technik Middle East, said: "The official inauguration of our new site is a major milestone within our business strategy for this important region. Over the past weeks we have received high interest regarding our new capabilities from different commercial aircraft operators based in the Middle East. It makes us very proud to be the first company to run operations at the Aerospace Supply Chain in the Dubai South Aviation District. On this occasion I would like to thank the local authorities and especially our partners from Dubai South for their comprehensive support over the past months. Having a key presence in the Aviation District has put us in a prime position as a leader in the regional maintenance, repair and overhaul business."
As a result of joint discussions with customers LTME's capabilities are being increased for further components. LTME currently offers Airframe Related Component (ARC®) support, AOG (Aircraft-On-Ground) support, landing gear and engine and engine wash services and a local material support desk. The material pool has been extended and covers now parts and components for the Boeing 787, 777 and the Airbus A320 and A350. Further evaluation of additional capabilities is ongoing depending on other customer requirements. The current LTME site at Dubai International Airport will be kept operational.