Hamburg-based Lufthansa Technik’s design department extended its scope of work under the company’s existing Part 21/J approval of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to include the Airbus A350. The MRO provider is thus authorised to develop and approve minor repairs and changes on its own authority. This privilege accelerates the approval process significantly and can be decisive in operational terms, for example with respect to dispatch reliability or cancellations.
Aircraft maintenance is typically carried out in accordance with the manuals. However, if an MRO provider has an approval under Part 21/J, then it can independently approve minor repairs without having to involve the respective authority.
Full life cycle support for A350 XWB nacelle components
Just one day afterwards, Lufthansa Technik AG and UTC Aerospace Systems, supplier of the Airbus A350 engine nacelle, have signed a long-term agreement to enhance Lufthansa Technik’s ability to offer rotable material provisioning and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) services on A350 XWB nacelle components.
Lufthansa Technik now provides its customers the full range of life cycle support services for Airbus A350 XWB nacelles, including advanced exchanges, lease and loan options, high-tech repairs, modifications, and OEM approved on-site repairs around the world to quickly resolve aircraft on ground situations.
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