Avianca Holdings Group and Lufthansa Technik AG, international provider of technical services for commercial aircraft, have recently signed several MRO (maintenance, repair & overhaul) contracts, making Lufthansa Technik the largest components maintenance provider of the airline group.
Ten-Year MRO Contract
Lufthansa Technik is providing a Total Component Support TCS® for the Boeing 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 realised 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.
Total Component Maintenance Also Fixed By Ten-Year Contract
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 also signed a ten-year Total Component Maintenance TCM contract for the whole Airbus 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 ordered at Airbus.
Since December 2013 Lufthansa Technik has been offering airframe related component support for thrust reversers and nacelles of the following engine types within Avianca Holdings Group (CF6-80, Trent 700, CF34-10, CFM56-5 and V2500,) over a period of ten years. Furthermore, Lufthansa Technik and Avianca are about to sign a ten-year TCM contract for engine related components of the V2500 engines of Avianca Holdings Group A320 fleet. In the field of engine cleaning Avianca has leased two Cyclean engine wash systems from Lufthansa Technik which can be used for all engine types in Avianca’s fleet.
Besides technical services, Avianca also obtained consultancy support from Lufthansa Technik for the layout and process design of the new MRO hangar in Medellin, Colombia. After completion of the building, Lufthansa Technik will also support the installation and optimisation of the work shops on-site.
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