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SmartLynx Airlines and Lufthansa Technik extend their partnership

  • New agreements signed at MRO Europe for Maintenance and Landing Gear services

At MRO Europe in Amsterdam, SmartLynx Airlines, the leading ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance), cargo, and charter services provider, and Lufthansa Technik AG have signed new multiple-year agreements extending their partnership. The contracts include Maintenance services for the Airbus A320 family and Landing Gear services for the Airbus A320, A321 and A330 fleets.

Based on the experience of their existing partnership, SmartLynx Airlines has entrusted Lufthansa Technik with more than 25 C-Checks for its A320 family aircraft, which will be carried out from November within the MRO experts’ base maintenance network in Europe. As of October, SmartLynx will be provided with comprehensive landing gear services, including overhauls for Airbus A320, A321 and A330 aircraft, exchange landing gears and potential loans depending on individual needs.

Since May 2023, Lufthansa Technik provides SmartLynx with a Total Component Support (TCS) for their entire fleet, covering more than 60 Airbus A320, A330 and Boeing 737MAX aircraft.

Zygimantas Surintas, CEO of SmartLynx Airlines, stated: “The new agreements underline once again our focus on excellence and reliability for our customers. In order to further optimize our performance, Lufthansa Technik has proven its ability to be a reliable and innovative partner for us to support our goal of becoming the world's leading and trusted ACMI airline.”

Kai-Stefan Roepke, Senior Vice President Corporate Sales EMEA Lufthansa Technik, said: “The renewed confidence in our capabilities and the expansion of our partnership with SmartLynx fills us with pride and demonstrates that we are the leading provider of individual, excellent service and support for the highest performance for our customers. We look forward to continuing to serve our Latvian partner on its growth path in the next years.”

About SmartLynx Airlines

SmartLynx is the largest global provider of ACMI, cargo, and charter services across Europe, the USA, Asia, and Africa. Founded in 1992 as a subsidiary of the Latvian company Smart Aviation Holding, the company's fleet has grown significantly, especially over the past five years; the current fleet consists of 53 aircraft and is expected to continue to grow. SmartLynx is headquartered in Riga, Latvia, and is part of Avia Solution Group, a global aerospace group of companies with almost 100 offices and production stations across five continents and over 10.000 aviation professionals.

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SmartLynx Airlines and Lufthansa Technik extend their partnership

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