LTP boosts shares of A330/A340 overhauls
Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) is claiming a larger share of Airbus A330/340 overhaul business following a deal with UK carrier bmi, which has become the Asian company’s fourth European customer. LTP, which is a 51:49 partnership between Lufthansa Technik and MacroAsia based at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, will provide IL (intermediate layover) heavy-maintenance checks for the airline’s three A330s.
Two years ago LTP opened a second A330/A340 “production” line and it recently completed its first A320 heavy-maintenance check, for Lufthansa.
Meanwhile, in Germany, Lufthansa Technik has signed component support contracts covering Bombardier Canadair Regional Jets. It will supply parts for Cimber Air’s seven CRJ200s under a two-year deal and also for Air Nostrum’s CRJ900 fleet. In total, the Hamburg-based company looks after more than 100 CRJs flying with nine customers.
Finally, Italian low-cost carrier Wind Jet has signed a five-year agreement under which Lufthansa Technik will provide component and maintenance support for its Airbus A320 fleet. Wind Jet has eight A320s, with another two due by the end of April.
The total component support contract includes the provision of components at the carrier’s hubs in Catania and Sicily, LHT’s full range of airframe related component services for items such as thrust reversers, and C-checks at Lufthansa Technik Malta.