Lufthansa Technik Secures Major Component Support Contracts
Lufthansa Technik has announced new long-term total component support (TCS) agreements which includes existing customers Wizz Air, Frontier Airlines and Volaris.
Under the terms of the contracts Lufthansa Technik will provide the support offering to all three carriers, which includes spare parts pooling and repair services of the parts required in regular airline operations.
First, the ten-year contract with Wizz Air and its subsidiaries includes dedicated component lease and supply services to six logistic hubs in Europe, including Katowice, Budapest, Bucharest, Sofia, Rome and London. Outside of Europe, it also covers a location in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Second, the agreement with Frontier Airlines includes the special on-site support for the supply, return and troubleshoot components at its eleven maintenance stations throughout the U.S.; making sure that material is strategically positioned in dedicated homebase stocks and warehouses across all of Frontier's operations.
Lufthansa Technik says that the contract with Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris will boost its component business in the U.S. Currently, Volaris has a fleet of 114 aircraft, which the company says will double in the duration of the contract.
In addition to the MRO provider’s parts pooling capabilities, the carrier will also deploy Lufthansa Technik’s AVIATAR digital operational suite, consisting of condition monitoring, reliability monitoring and predictive component maintenance.
Soeren Stark, CEO of Lufthansa Technik says, "The long-term extension of the components contracts with these three airlines not only underlines our competitiveness in a price-sensitive and more and more digitally-driven market, it also provides a significant boost for our components business in the Americas and Europe."
Besides recently extended component services, Lufthansa Technik also provides subcontracted continuous airworthiness management to Wizz Air and mobile engine services for CFM International 56-5B and V2500 engines for Frontier and Volaris, respectively.
Additionally, at Aviation Week’s MRO Europe event, on Oct. 19, the MRO provider has also signed a total component support agreement with Condor for the carrier’s fleet of A330neo aircraft, effective Jan. 1, 2023.
Under the terms of the ten-year contract with Condor, Lufthansa Technik will provide component services for the airline's A330-900neo aircraft that will join Condor’s fleet in the next few years.
The agreement, which is the company’s first TCS agreement for long-haul aircraft also includes various parts pooling, logistics support, maintenance services of the aircraft and an establishment of the stock at Condor’s operations center at Frankfurt Airport.
“The continued cooperation with Lufthansa Technik AG ensures for us a consistently optimal support according to the highest quality standards in this area,” says Christian Schmitt, COO and accountable manager at Condor.
The final agreement was announced in London last week with ASL Aviation Holdings. Under the terms of the contract, ASL’s passenger and cargo airlines will start using AVIATAR’s electronic logbook to replace their current paper-based processes for capturing technical issues.