Hamburg-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider Lufthansa Technik AG and the Brazilian low fare airline Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras have signed a comprehensive long-term component supply contract for the airline’s Airbus A330 fleet of seven A330-200 aircraft. The contract will run until end of 2019. Azul is Brazil’s largest airline by number of cities served.
The Total Component Support TCS® agreement covers component maintenance, repair, overhaul and engineering services as well as pooling and Home Base Lease at the airline’s home base in Campinas/Viracopos. The component supply will be realized via the Lufthansa Technik component network in the United States and Europe.
Lufthansa Technik Strengthens Its Presence In Latin America
Already on 13 January 2015, LHT openeda new sales office in the Chilean capital Santiago, a step that acknowledged the growing importance of the South Latin American aviation market. Air traffic and related technical services are permanently growing in the region. Having a population of around ten airlines within the region, the southern part of Latin America offers great potential to LHT. Among others, the Lufthansa Technik group maintains relationships to the LATAM Airlines group, Sky Airline, Aerolineas Argentinas, Austral, GOL, Azul and Avianca Brazil.
Great Potential In South America
The opening of the sales office is only the latest of Lufthansa Technik’s steps to strengthen its presence in the Americas. In November 2014 the company started construction of a five-bay hangar in Puerto Rico to offer base maintenance services for Airbus A320 family aircraft to North and South American Airlines. Spirit Airlines will become Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico’s first customer in July 2015 with JetBlue to follow in November.
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