When the new Boeing 737 MAX commences regular flight operation as planned next year, Lufthansa Technik will be well prepared to provide technical support for the most recent member of the Boeing 737 family.
Backed by its extensive expertise in the introduction of new aircraft types, Lufthansa Technik will provide a full featured product portfolio for ensuring smooth operation of the Boeing 737 MAX from the very outset. This includes a broad range of maintenance services for components, from individual repair to loan and exchange parts from regional spare parts warehouses through to the most comprehensive and integrated Total Support products.
Lufthansa Technik already offers an extensive range of globally available products and services for operators of the various Boeing 737 types. The spare parts warehouses for the Boeing 737 of the Classic and current Next Generation versions, which are established within easy reach of the customer, are to be extended in the process for the 737 MAX. For the operators of the new medium-haul aircraft, this means availability of material supply matching the high quality standards of Lufthansa Technik with fast response and turnaround times.
The Boeing 737 MAX will be powered exclusively by CFM LEAP-1B engines, whose maintenance – as with the current CFM56 engines – will likewise be included in the Lufthansa Technik portfolio.
When it comes to the Americas, which represents the largest market for the Boeing 737, Lufthansa Technik offers services specially tailored to local customer requirements. The company takes account of this market with regional customer service teams, sales offices and material pools at various locations on the continent as well as a 24/7 hotline for non-routine defects (Aircraft on Ground, AOG), which is based in Southern Florida.
The MRO provider’s subsidiary Lufthansa Technik Component Services (LTCS) in Oklahoma is also well positioned in terms of aircraft components thanks to its broadly diversified service portfolio – in particular this also includes testing, repair and overhaul of components. The new American location for aircraft overhauls, Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico, which commenced operation in November 2015, will also offer overhaul services for Boeing 737 aircraft to North and South American airlines from 2017 in addition to the Airbus A320 family.
With the introduction of the new aircraft, Lufthansa Technik will guarantee smooth operation from day one in its role as integrator. Lufthansa Technik has already been able to demonstrate its accumulated experience and expertise in the introduction of new aircraft types on many occasions, as for example recently with the introduction of the Airbus A350 in January 2015 as well as the entry into service of the Airbus A320neo with Lufthansa in January 2016.
Source: Lufthansa Technik.