Cargolux contracts GEnx-2B reverser service

10-year agreement covering Boeing 747-8 fleet

Cargolux has signed an agreement with Lufthansa Technik AG focusing on increased business between the two companies. Under the terms of a new contract, Lufthansa Technik's Airframe Related Component (ARC®) unit will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul of the thrust reversers on the Cargolux fleet of Boeing 747-8 aircraft. The all-cargo airline based in Luxembourg currently operates 14 Boeing 747-8 freighter aircraft, in addition to a fleet of twelve 747-400 freighters.

Complementing a planned reverser overhaul program which includes preventive maintenance, Lufthansa Technik will provide support in case of non-scheduled events and worldwide on-site assistance. An adequate pool of spares will be established and maintained, enabling Cargolux to make use of spare thrust reversers under a loan and/or exchange program if required.

Georgios Ouzounidis, Vice President Corporate Sales Europe at Lufthansa Technik, said: "We are delighted that Cargolux puts its trust into our know-how and experience. We have already successfully worked together with the freight carrier in the framework of an ARC® contract. This new long-term contract will put our collaboration on a new level."