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Swiss first for LTP

: Mar 22, 2011 - : 9:25 am

Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) has completed its maintenance work for Swiss International Air Lines, carrying out heavy maintenance and a cabin retrofit for an Airbus A340-300.

“The trust and cooperation that both Swiss and Lufthansa Technik AG (LHT) extended to the overhaul production team played a vital role in this success.

We look forward to servicing more of their aircraft,” said Dominik Wiener-Silva, LTP vice president for marketing and sales. Swiss, like LTP, is part of the Lufthansa Group.

LTP had previously provided base maintenance services on the A330/A340 fleets of Lufthansa Airline Group members: Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, and bmi.

Along with the D1 check, LTP performed cabin modification which involved installation of flat bed seats in the business class section and the consequent reduction of the tourist or economy class seats to accommodate the wider new business class seats. This modification brings the total to eight first class seats, 47 business class seats and 164 tourist or economy seats from the previous eight first class seats, 48 business class seats and 174 tourist seats.

Since LTP performed aircraft overhaul in 2002, its Cabin Repair team has done cabin modifications on Airbus widebodies and narrowbodies and on the Boeing 747. The aircraft types along with the varying extent of each modification have tested this group’s capability and flexibility. LTP’s Cabin Repair team has vast experience in seat re-layouts, re-installations and removal of seats, IFE systems, modules, stowage bins and panels.

Meanwhile, Asiana Airlines has expanded its cooperation with Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) when it contracted the Manila-based maintenance, repair and overhaul facility to perform heavy maintenance check on one of its Airbus A320 aircraft.

“The track record of Lufthansa Technik Philippines in base maintenance check for the Airbus family of aircraft is one of the compelling reasons for entrusting one of our A320s to them. We are confident that with LTP’s expertise behind our base maintenance requirements, we will be able to continue providing our award winning service in the skies,” said S.H. Lee, Asiana Airlines general manager for Aircraft & Support Purchasing.

The IL-check on Asiana’s A320 was carried out from mid-February to early March.The A320 aircraft is part of Asiana’s mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft which now totals seventy.

LTP is now able to provide base maintenance checks on Korean-registered A320 and A330 aircraft through the Approved Maintenance Organization certificate issued by the Republic of Korea.

LTP has been providing line maintenance services to Asiana’s flights to the Philippines since 2004. At present, LTP renders line maintenance services to Asiana in Manila, Clark and Cebu. To date, Asiana is one of LTP’s most important line maintenance customers.

“We welcome this development in our years of partnership with Asiana. We are glad that they have recognized the years of partnership that we have with them and our efforts of providing them consistent and top quality service,” said Wiener-Silva.

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