A350 component support and CF6 engine services for Asiana Airlines
Total Component Support (TCS®) for 15 years
Lufthansa Technik AG and the South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines have signed two comprehensive, long-term agreements. In the frame of a 15-year Total Component Support (TCS®) contract, Lufthansa Technik will support the carrier's future Airbus A350 fleet with components and provide access to an extensive spare parts pool. Furthermore, a four-year contract running from 2018 covers the repair and overhaul of Asiana's CF6-80 engines powering the airline's Boeing 747 and 767 fleets.
Lufthansa Technik will provide A350 components not only from its main warehouse in Germany but also from its existing spare parts pool in Hong Kong, which will be expanded to accommodate the new contract with Asiana Airlines.
Sang-Woo Noh, Senior Vice President Purchasing and General Administration of Asiana Airlines, says: "We have come to know Lufthansa Technik as a reliable and innovative partner from the support of our A320 fleet. For our new A350s, we need long-term security – starting from day one." Regarding the engine contract, he also adds: "We have chosen Lufthansa Technik to overhaul our CF6-80 engines because we are convinced, that Lufthansa Technik, as a reliable partner, is the best choice for us to support our Boeing 747 and 767 fleets."
"We are very proud that Asiana Airlines has decided to extend our trustful cooperation. This contract is a further milestone in our long-term partnership. We look forward to supporting Asiana's A350 fleet with our extensive material supply capacities," says Gerald Steinhoff, Senior Vice President Corporate Sales Asia Pacific of Lufthansa Technik. "We are also very happy to support Asiana Airlines with our knowhow and engine service capabilities. I am looking forward to a further strengthened and trustful partnership."
Lufthansa Technik and Asiana Airlines have been working together for more than 20 years. Currently, the Hamburg-based MRO company is looking after Asiana's Airbus A320 fleet, likewise under a Total Component Support (TCS®) contract. Lufthansa Technik is also supporting Asiana's V2500 engines and APS3200 auxiliary power units.
Asiana Airlines has ordered 22 Airbus A350 series aircraft, with four A350-900 scheduled to enter service this year. Once all the ordered A350 have been delivered, Asiana Airlines will operate one of the largest fleets of this aircraft type in Asia, and will become Lufthansa Technik's biggest A350-customer in the area.