Lufthansa Technik Malta
Base maintenance for short- and long-range aircraft
Lufthansa Technik Malta (LTM) was established in 2002 as a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik AG (92 percent) and Air Malta (8 percent). The MRO service provider (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul), based at Malta International Airport in Luqua, provides its customers with line and base maintenance services for short-haul and long-haul aircraft in the Airbus A320 and A330/340 and Boeing 737 series.
Initially specializing in C Checks and comprehensive aircraft modifications, the company how now significantly expanded its service portfolio following the construction of a 64,000-square-meter hangar complex. The spectrum of services offered by the company has grown to encompass extensive maintenance work with wide-ranging capabilities for structural and composite fiber repairs, complex testing procedures and comprehensive cabin modernization. The LTM facility is also home to a Lufthansa Technik Logistik branch office.
The staff of around 600 can now work on up to three long-haul aircraft or up to five medium and long-haul aircraft at one time in the new hangar complex, expanded to cater for wide-body aircraft. The new hangars are used primarily for C Checks and aircraft overhauls. The first hangar complex, primarily used for extensive structural modifications on the Boeing 737 Classic range of aircraft, will be extended with a fifth line by the end of 2014.
As well as workshops and offices, the hangar complex also incorporates an in-house Technical Training Center for training aeronautical technicians and mechanics. Lufthansa Technik Malta operates the modern training facility in collaboration with the renowned Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST). Lufthansa Technik Malta is certified by the American FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as well as numerous other administrative bodies.
The strategically favorable location in the Mediterranean region of southern Europe, with its proximity to Africa and to the Arabian Peninsula, gives Lufthansa Technik Malta a special role within the Lufthansa Group. Ten years after the company's founding, more than 1,000 checks have already been carried out. The high quality standards, high cost efficiency and the shortest possible processing times make Lufthansa Technik Malta well equipped to face the future.