Lufthansa Technik to provide maintenance for Saudi firm

 - December 31, 2008, 5:38 AM

National Air Services (NAS) of Saudi Arabia has signed a five-year contract with Lufthansa Technik for total component support (TCS) for up to 40 aircraft. The agreement includes services for several executive jets based on single-aisle airliners. Moreover, both Lufthansa Technik and NAS Group are evaluating opportunities to cooperate in aircraft maintenance.

The signing of the contract follows an agreement reached by NAS and Lufthansa Technik in May. Also included are maintenance, repair and overhaul for components of the Airbus A320 series and regional jets of the Embraer E190/195 line, both in service with the company’s low-cost subsidiary, Nasair. The contract makes
NAS the launch customer for MRO of the Embraer E190/195 with Lufthansa Technik.

With MRO services now offered for the E190 and E195, Lufthansa Technik is expanding its product portfolio into the regional jet market. The company’s expertise already covers a wide spectrum of MRO and support services for the Bombardier CRJ100/200/700/900 series, the Avro RJ85 and BAe 146 as well as the Embraer ERJ 135/140/145 series. Additionally, Lufthansa Technik’s Aero Alzey facility is the leading independent service provider for the PW100, PW150 and CF34-3, -8, -10 regional jet engines.