Safran and Lufthansa Technik sign a cooperation agreement for maintenance and repair of A320neo nacelles
MRO Europe, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 17, 2018
Safran Nacelles and Lufthansa Technik today signed a cooperative agreement for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on A320neo nacelles powered by CFM* International LEAP-1A engines. This agreement, signed at the MRO Europe exhibition, aims to provide operators with flexible and cost-effective services based on the expertise of both companies: Safran Nacelles which develops and produces A320neo nacelles, and provides services; and Lufthansa Technik – a leading provider of technical aircraft services in the world.
Safran Nacelles and Lufthansa Technik will combine their expertise to quickly propose to operators the development of repair services approved by airworthiness authorities. The two companies will also rationalize and optimize the use of their respective nacelle end-item stocks worldwide. The results will be increased accessibility and solutions that best match market demand.
"Our joint approach provides operators with innovative repair services covering the entire nacelle, with benefits that include increased availability of their aircraft, optimized material consumption in maintenance, as well as cost advantages," said Olivier Savin, Safran Nacelles' Vice President of Customer Support & Service.
"The nacelle's end-item set – which is composed of the air inlet, fan cowls, thrust reverser, and exhaust nozzle is a considerable investment at an aircraft's early age," said Michael Kirstein, Senior Director - Aircraft Systems at Lufthansa Technik. "With this cooperation, we will be more efficient in offering our customers full availability and quick access to assets, in all world regions - right from an aircraft's entry into service."
Safran Nacelles and Lufthansa Technik are present at this week's MRO Europe exhibition (Safran, on booth #5060; and Lufthansa Technik at booth #3042) through October 18 at the RAI Amsterdam.