Right on time for the market launch of the Airbus A350, Lufthansa Technik is offering operators of this new twin-engine wide-body aircraft a comprehensive, flexible portfolio of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for this aircraft type.
The spectrum of services covers the entire life cycle of the A350 and includes production inspections, material supply, maintenance and maintenance management as well as engineering services, entry-into-service support and LRU and engine maintenance. A particular focus of services for the A350 is aircraft IT management, since the aircraft and its maintenance systems are much more cross-linked than those of previous aircraft generations.
„Lufthansa Technik is already excellently prepared to maintain the A350, its carbon fiber structures and state-of-the-art engines and systems,“ says Wolfgang Weynell, Vice President Corporate Sales and Marketing at Lufthansa Technik. „Our customers also benefit from the operational experience we have gathered in recent years maintaining the A380, which is quite similar to the technological demands of an A350 aircraft. The required performance of engineering and maintenance services are already standard practice at Lufthansa Technik and will be available to A350 operators from the first day of commercial operation. The infrastructure needed to maintain the A350 is already in place, and all of our preparations are on schedule.“
In addition to Lufthansa´s experience in both flight operations as well as maintenance on the A380, Lufthansa Technik is investing in the extensive involvement in the development program for the A350. Since 2008 Lufthansa Technik engineers have worked on behalf of Lufthansa, which will take delivery of its first A350s in 2016, with teams of airline experts known as Customer Focus Groups.
These teams have provided support for Airbus with numerous aspects of aircraft design, from flight operations and maintenance all the way to cockpit layout. The involvement of these experts is intended to ensure a high degree of maturity and reliability for the A350 from the first delivery and its very first day in scheduled service.