Lufthansa Technik Earns Saudi Maintenance Nod

 - February 13, 2019, 11:31 AM
Lufthansa Technik performed its first work on a Saudi Aircraft at the DC Aviation Al-Futtaim hangar at Dubai World Central. The collaboration between the two companies includes regular aircraft checks as well as AOG situations. A mobile repair unit serving the region is under development.

Lufthansa Technik has received approval from Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation to perform maintenance on Saudi-registered aircraft. Last month, the company’s Middle East division performed its first A-check on a Saudi Airbus A320 in the hangar of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC).

The 400 man-hours check included examination of all systems necessary for flight safety, the exchange of several components, and the completion of Service Bulletins. It also included cooperation from the DC Aviation/Al-Futtaim Group joint venture at DWC.

“We are only the second VIP MRO supplier in the Gulf region approved for Saudi-registered aircraft of the Airbus ACJ320 family and Boeing BBJ types,” said Omar Aker, Lufthansa Technik’s regional sales manager. “The first A-check maintenance has been finished within budget and ahead for schedule.”

“The cooperation agreement with Lufthansa Technik takes advantage of our facility and the increasing infrastructure available thereby providing the strong foundations for offering maintenance services to our customers both in the region and beyond,” said Holger Ostheimer, the facility’s managing director. “The agreement also enables us to further diversify our technical knowledge through the larger number of aircraft types being supported.”