Preparations for LEAP operation underway at Lufthansa Technik

First engine expected in Hamburg in 2018

Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg, Germany is currently preparing to offer on-wing and MRO services for the CFM International* LEAP-1A (Airbus A320neo) and -1B (Boeing 737 MAX) engine. Therefore, Lufthansa Technik is one of the first MRO providers to support customers worldwide already in the early stages of their operation of LEAP powered aircraft.

In addition to building up repair capacity for the LEAP engine by providing staff training courses and investing in the essential tooling, Lufthansa Technik will also focus on extending its on-wing/on-site Airline Support Team (AST) services.

Lufthansa Technik will provide LEAP services for the entire lifecycle. Depending on the MRO requirements and the engine life cycle phase, this covers the complete range of MRO services: from engine overhaul and parts repair to on-wing support and innovative engineering; from work scoping to active cost of ownership. Comprehensive capability is being built up step-by-step from now on.

Bernhard Krueger-Sprengel, Vice President Engine Services at Lufthansa Technik, said: "The agreement with CFM International to become one of the first providers for LEAP engines is another milestone in our long-lasting extensive relationship. Lufthansa Technik will continue to fulfill its aspiration to be a key player in the MRO services for the next generation engine technology and offer its vast expertise, performance and quality over the next decades to all customers."