Lufthansa Technik has recently signed long-term deals with Russian carriers Aeroflot, Ural Airlines and AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
While the contract with Aeroflot is for engine nacelle parts support for its A320 fleet, that with Ural Airlines is for total component support. The company’s deal with AirBridgeCargo Airlines is for component services.
Aeroflot has entrusted Lufthansa Technik with airframe related components (ARC) services for its A320 family aircraft. The MRO company will provide Ural Airlines with Total Component Support (TCS) for its new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft; the two companies have also extended an existing agreement to support the addition of Airbus A320neo aircraft to its fleet. AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ Total Component Support contract with the MRO provider is for its Boeing 747-400F freighter fleet.
The contract with Aeroflot, the largest carrier in Russia, also covers modification services. Lufthansa Technik also provides pooling services for specific components such as thrust reversers, inlet cowls and fan cowls. In addition, an exclusive home base stock for Aeroflot has been set up at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow. The provision of services started in December last year.
The phase-in of the five new Airbus and 14 Boeing medium-haul aircraft for Ural Airlines is scheduled to begin this year. For optimum supply, the home base of the Russian carrier in Ekaterinburg will be expanded with components for the new aircraft types. Component repairs will be performed within the Lufthansa Technik network, mainly at the Hamburg facility.
According to the long-term TCS agreement with AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Lufthansa Technik will support the Russian cargo airline with component pooling and leasing services. The contract covers the Boeing 747-400F fleet of AirBridgeCargo, currently consisting of six aircraft. Lufthansa Technik will perform comprehensive component services covering a list of approximately 1,400 parts, including leasing services for home base components.