Lufthansa Technik becomes largest MRO service provider for Avianca

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By admin April 15, 2015 10:46

Lufthansa Technik becomes largest MRO service provider for Avianca

Avianca Holdings Group and Lufthansa Technik have signed several MRO (maintenance, repair & overhaul) contracts, confirming Lufthansa Technik as the largest components maintenance provider of the airline group.

The two companies reached the following agreements:
Lufthansa Technik is providing a Total Component Support TCS for the 787 fleet of Avianca, currently consisting of four aircraft; with further eleven to be delivered. The contract will run over ten years and covers component maintenance, repair, overhaul as well as Home Base support at the airline’s home base in Bogota, Colombia. The component supply will be realized via the Lufthansa Technik component network in the United States and Europe. Lufthansa Technik has already been supporting Avianca in the production phase of the 787 via its aircraft production inspection teams which are permanently based at Boeing in Seattle and Charleston, moreover the entry into service has been supported with specialist located at Bogota.

Additionally, Lufthansa Technik is also providing a ten-year TCS® for the current fleet of 16 Airbus A330 passenger and cargo aircraft, including home base support in Bogota and Medellin.

The two companies recently also signed a ten-year Total Component Maintenance TCM contract for the whole A320 fleet of the Avianca Holdings Group of currently around 100 aircraft. Lufthansa Technik will support Avianca with an aircraft production inspection team for the 33 A320 neo which Avianca has ordered at Airbus.

Miguel Montoya, Technical VP of Avianca Holdings, commented the signing of the contracts: “Avianca is very pleased with the new contracts for the component support for the Boeing 787, Airbus A330 and A320 fleets with Lufthansa Technik. The signature has strengthened our relationship and has made Lufthansa Technik the number 1 provider for components maintenance for the Avianca Holding Group. We also appreciate Lufthansa Technik’s assistance in the design of the lay-out and process using LEAN methodology at our new MRO hangar in Medellin, Colombia. This is exactly what we, Avianca Holdings Group, expect from a partnership with a big MRO and Lufthansa Technik has delivered it.”

Wolfgang Weynell, SVP Corporate Sales & Marketing at Lufthansa Technik, added: “I want to thank the Avianca/Taca Holding for the trust they placed in us. The signing of these contracts is a great success for the Lufthansa Technik Group in the growing and highly competitive market. As a strong partner we are committed to support the Avianca/Taca Holding with the successful expansion of their business.”

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