Lufthansa Technik AG and Virgin America today announced an extension of their existing contract through to 2021. Under the new contract Lufthansa Technik will continue to provide its Total Material Operations TMO® services for Virgin America. The new agreement also includes the order for ten Airbus A320 aircraft to be delivered between July 2015 and June 2016.
Since Virgin America began operations in August 2007, Lufthansa Technik has supplied all components, consumables and expendables for the airline’s fleet of 53 Airbus 320 family aircraft, and also provides logistics and warehousing.
“Lufthansa Technik has been a key partner for our maintenance operations since our launch in 2007,” said Mark Bianchi, SVP Technical Operations at Virgin America. “Their partnership through 2021 will help support our airline’s continued growth into the future.”
The range of goods supplied to the fleet includes around 1,200 different LRUs, including engine related parts, galley supplies, and parts for passenger seats. The current supply portfolio also includes nearly 4,900 expendables for provisioning the customer’s line maintenance stations. Material supply services are provided from three warehouses in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York (JFK) Lufthansa Technik has a 24/7 team fully integrated in the Operation Control Center in San Francisco as an interface to the customer’s planning and maintenance control units.
Source: Lufthansa Technik.