The Swedish charter carrier Nova Airlines AB (Novair) and Lufthansa Technik have signed a long-term exclusive Engine maintenance services contract for the CFM International LEAP-1A engines of Novair’s two Airbus A321neo aircraft. Novair is the launch airline customer of Lufthansa Technik’s technical services for the new engine type.
Recently, Lufthansa Technik has received the approval for this engine type by the German federal aviation administration LBA (Luftfahrtbundesamt) and is now in the position to offer comprehensive technical support for the LEAP-1A.
Covered by the new contract are different services, like engineering, overhaul and testing, mobile engine services (MES), engine parts repair and warranty handling.
“The Novair operation is all about maximum aircraft use for our business, and minimum environmental effect for our legacy,” said Anders Fred, CEO at Novair. “Every decision and provider selection is scrutinized from these aspects. Lufthansa Technik’s long-proven record with Novair has made Lufthansa Technik an essential partner and factor to our success. It is with a feeling of comfort, coming from a period of challenges on the LEAP-1A, we sign this contract with Lufthansa Technik.
“The signature of the first LEAP-1A contract is a real milestone for Lufthansa Technik,” said Dietmar Focke, Vice President Engine Services at Lufthansa Technik. “We are ramping-up our capability and capacity to support our customers in the early phase of their operations and beyond. ”
Novair and Lufthansa Technik started their cooperation on V2500 engine services in 2005. Lufthansa Technik will be ready for the induction of the first LEAP-1A engines at its Hamburg facility by the end of this year.
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