LTS expands APAC MRO services

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore May 22, 2014 13:56

LTS expands APAC MRO services

Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen (LTS) is expanding its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) offer for the Asia-Pacific region even further. On 21 May, LTS has celebrated the opening of two new buildings. The new workshops, warehouse, offices and training rooms are housed on 16,000 square meters.

The Chinese composite structures specialist, headquartered at Bao’An International Airport in Shenzhen in southern China, is strengthening its presence in the areas of component supply, logistic services and Airline Support Teams (AST®) for engine services across China and Asia. With the addition of the new buildings, LTS is enlarging its overall workshop and warehouse capacity to nearly 27,000 square meters.

“With our new state-of-the-art workshop and the modern office landscape we have built the basis for further growth,” said LTS President and CEO Dr. Bernd Riggers. “We are in a continuous process of building up new capabilities and adding more innovative products and services to serve our customers in the Asia-Pacific region”.

The service portfolio for component supply and repair are extended significantly to include avionic, pneumatic, rescue & safety and hydraulic components. The new facility houses ATEC6 test equipment and a workshop of 2,400 square meters.
In cooperation with Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) the company’s comprehensive supply chain management is also expanded. A new Logistic Service Center with a bonded warehouse will greatly simplify and speed up material supply, transport and customs procedures for airline and MRO customers.

The new Airline Support Team (AST®) services now allow Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen to offer airlines and leasing companies in the region efficient engine services – including inspections, documentation, warehousing and logistics services as well as flexible local service teams.

A new large autoclave will be commissioned after the new buildings and workshops have become operational. This tool is required for the repair of large composite structures used for example in the Airbus A380, Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft.

Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen was founded in 2002 as an operative joint venture of Lufthansa Technik and Beijing Kailan Aviation Technology and currently has 330 employees. The company has approvals from the aviation authorities of China (CAAC), America (FAA) and Europe (EASA) as well as numerous further Asian aviation authorities, and is a member of the worldwide Airbus spare parts repair network.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore May 22, 2014 13:56
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