In time for today’s launch of commercial flight operations of the Airbus A350 to Frankfurt, Lufthansa Technik has received approval of the European airworthiness authority EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) as Maintenance Organization for the new aircraft type (Part 145 approval). The leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider offers now routine maintenance services in Frankfurt.
“We are excited about the entry into service of this newest-generation aircraft with its promising technologies,” says Wolfgang Weynell, Senior Vice President Corporate Sales at Lufthansa Technik. “We are very well prepared to maintain the A350, with its carbon fiber structures and its state-of-the-art engines and systems.”
For some time now, Lufthansa Technik has been preparing meticulously for technical support of the Airbus A350. The company’s Frankfurt and Munich facilities will be able to provide airlines with an extensive package of maintenance and repair services, including troubleshooting and the elimination of technical defects, software management, and both the planned and unplanned replacement of components, engines, and auxiliary power units (APU) in addition to routine checks. Lufthansa Technik will also supply spare parts as needed at both hubs.
As part of its global network, Lufthansa Technik is currently setting up worldwide material supply for the A350 with component pool sites in Asia and Europe. Future operators of the A350 can already benefit from initial component maintenance capacities for this aircraft at Lufthansa Technik’s workshops in Hamburg, and these capacities will be expanded continuously with the growth of A350 fleets around the world.
In addition, Lufthansa Technik is preparing the storage and provision of Rolls-Royce Trent XWB spare engines and Honeywell HGT1700 APUs in and from Frankfurt to ensure fast help for A350 operators in the event of planned or unplanned engine or APU replacements.
Lufthansa Airlines will commission its first A350 in the second half of 2016. Every aspect of aircraft maintenance for the carrier’s entire fleet of A350s will be looked after by Lufthansa Technik.
Source: Lufthansa Technik.