Lufthansa Technik to provide Total Technical Support for Comair

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com May 29, 2018 10:40

Lufthansa Technik to provide Total Technical Support for Comair

The South African airline Comair and Lufthansa Technik have signed a comprehensive long-term Total Technical Support (TTS) contract. In the frame of the new agreement, Lufthansa Technik will provide engineering, planning, line maintenance and component support including consumables and expendables supply for the customer’s future Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet. The services will commence in January 2019, when Comair, as part of its fleet renewal program, will take delivery of the first two of eight 737 MAX 8 aircraft on order.

Erik Venter, Chief Executive Officer of Comair, says: “The imminent arrival of the 737 MAX 8 was an opportunity for us to evaluate our future technical requirements. Lufthansa Technik’s experience with the aircraft type and the operational efficiencies we believe we will gain in terms of maintenance turnaround times will enable us to further leverage the benefits of our investment in the new fleet and improve customer service.”

As part of the TTS®, Lufthansa Technik supports Comair with a Technical Operations Management (TOM), integrating all MRO activities contracted in the agreement into a comprehensive service package.

Robert Gaag, Vice President Corporate Sales EMEA at Lufthansa Technik, says: “We feel honoured by the trust and confidence of the Comair management, which has chosen Lufthansa Technik to take on this important responsibility. I hope this is the beginning of a long-lasting relationship with Comair.”

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com May 29, 2018 10:40