30.10.2018

Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico: approval for Airbus A320neo maintenance

First aircraft overhaul of an A320neo for Spirit Airlines

Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik AG, received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to carry out maintenance work on the Airbus A320neo.

For Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico, based at Rafael Hernandez Airport Aguadilla in Puerto Rico, this approval marks a significant milestone, since it underlines the company's position as a center of excellence for the Airbus A320 family. An investment of some 2.8 million U.S. dollars was required for the training, tools and the material necessary for the maintenance of the new aircraft type.

"This performance was only possible thanks to our entire team's great effort. We are especially proud that Spirit Airlines is now entrusting us with the aircraft overhaul of the A320neo in addition to the A320 classic family. We are pleased that we were able to repay their trust by getting the first aircraft of this type ready for flight operations on time," says Pat Foley, Chief Executive of Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico.

Kirk Thornburg, Vice President Technical Operations at Spirit Airlines, is equally pleased: "We have been cooperating with Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico for more than three years. We are as convinced as ever that we are dealing with a highly professional team. With Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico, we have a strong partner by our side and are delighted to expand our cooperation further to include work on the A320neo." 

 

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