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Mobile Engine Services (MES) have become a real success story for Lufthansa Technik AG. More and more customers are relying on smart repair solutions that can avoid or delay extensive engine overhauls and thus save costs. Lufthansa Technik's revenue from MES services increased by more than a third in 2022 compared with the pre-crisis year 2019. Accordingly, the global MES network consisting of five highly specialized sites to date will be further expanded.
A new and much larger repair station opened this Tuesday just outside Dublin. Lufthansa Technik's Irish MES site is located in Celbridge and offers a 3500-square-meter state-of-the-art facility with ten engine bays, providing twice the previous capacity. Currently, the facility already has 30 highly qualified employees working on CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines, which are used on the Airbus A320ceo family and the Boeing 737 Next Generation respectively. If business continues to develop, there are plans to double the number of employees within the next two years.
"The expansion in Celbridge further strengthens our Mobile Engine Services in the EMEA region as well as the entire network. We are growing and positioning ourselves even more broadly," says Markus Berberich, Head of MES Production at Lufthansa Technik. In addition to the Irish site, the company has four other MES repair stations to date, in Frankfurt (Germany), Montréal (Canada), Tulsa (Oklahoma/USA) and Shenzhen (China). "A sixth site is already being planned," says Berberich. "I can't reveal details yet, but it will most likely be in Asia."
MES customers include airlines, lessors and engine manufacturers. Depending on their needs and the requirements and complexity of the repairs, Lufthansa Technik's Mobile Engine Services offer a wide range of surgical solutions either directly on-wing (InOperation), at the customer's site (InField) or at one of the MES stations (InStation). Customers benefit from rapid response times, made possible by experienced Airline Support Teams (AST®), as well as Lufthansa Technik's capabilities as a leading MRO provider, such as seamless access to the materials warehouse. Significantly reduced engine downtimes and an extended period of time before the valuable assets have to be completely overhauled mean that customers enjoy considerable cost savings.