12.06.2017

Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey is now maintaining GE's CF34 turbofan family until 2029

GE Aviation (GE) and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) have entered into a CF34 General Support License agreement  for the entire CF34 turbofan family.  This agreement supports LTAA efforts to provide CF34 engine overhaul services through 2029.

"LTAA, the first independent CF34 overhaul facility in the market, has gained its deep knowledge and extensive experience while maintaining more than 5,000 engines in the past two and a half decades" says Mark Johnson, CEO of LTAA. "This extension demonstrates GE's confidence and further will strengthen the cooperation between GE and the LHT group." Martin Hach, COO of LTAA adds: "It also proves LTAA's commitment to be a reliable and valuable partner to GE and the entire CF34 community around the globe."

"LTAA has proven itself as a CF34 MRO provider," said Phil Wickler. "This General Support License agreement will ensure CF34 operators have an ongoing choice for MRO offerings." 

09.06.2017

Israir selects engine MRO specialist Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey

The Israeli low-cost carrier Israir and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) have signed an exclusive long-term agreement, whereas LTAA will provide engine MRO services as well as spare engine support for the PW127 engines. The PW127 engines are installed in ATR 72 aircraft. Israir is operating two ATR72's.

"We have selected LTAA because we are very satisfied with the services, reliability and commitment" says Israir CEO Uri Sirkis during the signing ceremony in Tel Aviv.

"We are very proud of  servicing the leading low-cost carrier in Israel and for the excellent relationship we have built over the last years" said Martin Hach COO of LTAA. 

24.04.2017

Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey to provide mobile maintenance for CF34-series engines in Asia Pacific, Australia and China

SHANGHAI, CHINA, April 11, 2017 – GE Aviation has signed Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey GmbH (LTAA) to a maintenance support agreement. LTAA will be responsible for dispatching its mobile repair teams to Asia Pacific, Australia and China to service CF34-series engines powering the Bombardier Challenger series and Embraer Lineage aircraft.

In October 2014, GE Aviation named LTAA an authorized service center for GE's CF34-series engines. With the expanded agreement announced today, LTAA's service center and mobile repair teams will support Asia with line maintenance inspections and routine installed engine maintenance, including removal and replacement of engines and engine components.  LTAA will also provide repair and overhaul services. The authorizations will allow LTAA to provide GE's OnPointSM solution and GE's new engine warranty support.

"GE Aviation and Lufthansa have deep experience maintaining engines across the aircraft spectrum and around the world. LTAA's strong technical capabilities and proven support fit well with GE's mission to provide superior engine service," said Brad Mottier, vice president and general manager of GE Aviation's Business & General Aviation and Integrated Systems organization. "This agreement builds on the agreement we made with LTAA last year to support customers in Russia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Expanding mobile support to Asia provides our customers with improved response times, on-site support, and OEM-authorized technical capability."

GE Aviation is expanding its service network for business and general aviation engines with more than 50 Authorized Service Centers for M601, H80 and CF34 engines. This network enables customers to have access to OEM-quality service and support around the world. In 2016, AIN magazine readers ranked GE Aviation No. 1 in its Turbofan Product Support Survey and Pro Pilot readers ranked GE Aviation No. 2 in its Turbine Powerplant Product Support Survey.

Since its service entry in 1983, the CF34 has earned an industry-leading reputation as one of the cleanest, quietest and most fuel-efficient engines in its class. These rugged, airliner-class powerplants set a new standard in corporate aviation for reliability and low maintenance costs.

Across the CF34 family, GE has delivered more than 6,000 engines and continuously invests in product enhancements. Today, CF34 engines are in service with 200 operators in more than 70 countries.

  

15.03.2017

Zimex Aviation and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey expand partnership further

New MRO contract signed for engines

The Swiss airline Zimex Aviation Ltd and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey have signed an exclusive five-year contract for the maintenance of eight PW124B engines from the Canadian manufacturer, Pratt & Whitney. The engines are installed in ATR 72 aircraft.
 With this new contract, Zimex Aviation and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey are expanding partnership further. "On the basis of Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey's many years of experience in the maintenance of PW124B engines and the compilation of individual customer solutions for planned and unplanned events, we can offer our customers the highest standards of adherence to deadlines and reliability," says Hugo Kopp, CEO of Zimex Aviation.
 "We are delighted to have this opportunity to take on the PW124B engine maintenance for Zimex," comments Martin Hach, COO of Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey. "We know that reliability is a fundamental key factor for airlines. It is therefore a matter of course for us that we guarantee Zimex the highest possible availability of their aircraft engines."
 

18.04.2016

Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey to maintain PW150A engines for Biman Bangladesh Airlines

Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) have signed an exclusive 5 years agreement for the maintenance, repair and overhaul services of the PW150A engines powering Biman's two Dash8-Q400 aircraft. Biman, the flag carrier of Bangladesh, serves major international and regional destinations. Additionally, Biman also serves connectivity to its domestic destinations in Bangladesh and selected regional routes to neighbouring countries with these recently introduced two airplanes.


"LTAA's extensive experience with the PW150A engines, comprehensive services at competitive prices and the known reliability and quality together with a good understanding of the operational requirements of regional airlines made them our first choice after a thorough selection process", Biman is quoted.


"For LTAA this longterm agreement with Biman is a milestone in the development of our worldwide customer base and in particular in Bangladesh. With Biman, a very experienced flag carrier entrusts his fleet of engines in LTAA", says Mark Johnson, CEO of LTAA. "During the negotiations for this contract we valued Biman as a fair and competent partner and highly appreciate now that the decision was finally in our favour. It is our intention that with this new cooperation we will be able to build up a long lasting relationship and further extend the scope of partnership". 

07.04.2016

Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey sign CF34-10E Engine MRO Agreement

Austrian Airlines has signed a 15-year exclusive agreement with Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey ("LTAA") for the provision of engine MRO services of the carriers current and future fleet of CF34-10E powered E195 aircraft.

 

"Based on the excellent performance and support on earlier CF34 models and having finally reached an ambitious and faithful agreement we have further expanded our business with LTAA and have them selected for CF34-10E MRO services covering our entire Embraer 195 fleet. We are very confident that this will be most beneficial to our Airline and will provide best service and operational stability for the Embraer 195, the new member in our fleet" said Klaus Schludnig, acting VP Technical.

 

"After signing the PW150A engine MRO agreement back in September, we are very proud to expand this business relationship by providing now maintenance, repair and overhaul services for Austrian Airlines' fleet of CF34-10E engines through such a long-term agreement" says Martin Hach, COO of LTAA. 

19.11.2015

Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey to provide mobile maintenance for CF34-series engines in Russia, Europe, Middle East, Africa

GE Aviation signed Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey GmbH (LTAA) to a maintenance support agreement where LTAA will be responsible for dispatching its mobile repair teams to Russia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa to service CF34-series engines powering the Bombardier Challenger series and Embraer Lineage aircraft.

In October 2014, GE Aviation named LTAA an authorized service center for GE's CF34-series engines. With the expanded agreement announced today, LTAA's service center and mobile repair teams will perform line maintenance inspections, routine installed engine maintenance, including removal and replacement of engines and engine components as well as repair and overhaul services. The authorizations also allow LTAA to provide OnPointSM solution and GE's new engine warranty support.

"GE Aviation and Lufthansa have deep experience maintaining engines across the aircraft spectrum, from our smaller engines like the CF34-3 to our larger engines like the GEnx. LTAA's strong technical capabilities and proven support in this particular marketplace made this a smart decision to bring value to our customers," said Brad Mottier, vice president and general manager of GE Aviation's Business & General Aviation and Integrated Systems organization. "We're pleased to build on last year's authorized service center agreement with LTAA by teaming together to provide an even stronger mobile support network for our CF34-series operators in Russia, Europe, Middle East and Africa."

GE Aviation is expanding its service network for business and general aviation engines with more than 50 Authorized Service Centers for M601, H80 and CF34 engines. This network enables customers to have access to OEM-quality service and support around the world. In October 2015, Pro Pilot magazine readers ranked GE Aviation #1 in the 2015 Turbine Powerplant Product Support Survey for the 1st time in the 23-year history of this annual operator survey, which asked turbine operators to rate engine manufacturers on a scale of 1 (poor) to 10 (excellent) in 7 categories: response to problems, spares availability, cost of parts, speed in AOG service, tech manuals, tech reps and service satisfaction.

Since its service entry in 1983 on the Challenger 601 business jet, the CF34 has earned an industry-leading reputation as one of the cleanest, quietest and most fuel efficient engines in its class. These rugged, airliner-class powerplants set a new standard in corporate aviation for reliability and low maintenance costs.

Across the CF34 family, GE has delivered more than 6,000 engines and continuously invests in product enhancements. Today, CF34 engines are in service with 200 operators in more than 70 countries. 

02.10.2015

Contract extension of Engine MRO Services with InterSky

Austrian based carrier InterSky and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey again prematurely prolong their partnership by signing a contract that extends the duration of the existing contract until 2023.

In 2010 InterSky and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey entered into an exclusive contract to support InterSky's fleet of PW123 powered Q300 aircraft with engine MRO services. In 2013 InterSky added PW127M powered ATR72 to its fleet and to the existing MRO contract.

"We decided to further extend the contract due to the confidence in our partner Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey, supporting us on our growth path by providing very flexible and world class engine MRO services for our fleet of PW100 powered aircraft" said Renate Moser, CEO of InterSky.

"Since the start of the contract we have built a trustful and reliable relationship with InterSky and we are very proud and honoured to prematurely extend the existing contract a second time" says Martin Hach, COO of Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey. 

02.10.2015

PW150A Engine MRO Agreement signed with Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines has signed an exclusive 10-year Agreement with Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey ("LTAA") for the provision of Engine MRO services for four PW150A powered Q400 aircraft. In late 2014 and beginning of 2015 Austrian Airlines added the aircraft to its fleet. To date Austrian Airlines operates 18 Q400 aircraft.

"After a challenging tendering program we have selected Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey for the PW150A MRO services covering our four additional aircraft since we trust that they will meet our high expectations. We believe that this will be most beneficial to our Airline and will provide the best service and operational stability for our demanding Q400 operation" said Austrian Technical Management Director Engineering Klaus Schludnig.

"We are proud and happy to support Austrian Airlines with engine MRO services for the 4 PW150A powered aircraft says Martin Hach, COO of LTAA. "We are looking forward to meet the expectations by providing exceptional services assuring a reliable operation of these engines." 

06.03.2015

Engine Lease Services extends its portfolio with 8ea CF34-8C5

Lufthansa CityLine and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey have signed a lease agreement to market and manage all of the airline's CF34-8C5 spare engines out of Alzey. This opens new opportunities for other airlines to obtain tailored leasing and maintenance solutions for CF34-8C5 engines.

"Technical reliability is a major pillar of our operational success in which our long-standing relationship with Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey has played an important role. Extending this successful cooperation will enable us to further optimize the downtimes of our assets and to reach our goal of full capacity," says Wolfgang Diefenbach, Vice President Technical Operations at Lufthansa CityLine.

LTAA's Head of Engine Lease, Kai Ebach, states: "We are very excited by this move which helps us to strengthen the support to our external customers for CRJ700/900/1000 aircraft with spare engines for short- and longterm leases. We constantly take the opportunity to grow and evaluate our business model including the use of internal group benefits to transfer them to our customers." 

03.11.2014

Okay Airways and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey extend agreement

Chinese Carrier Okay Airways and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) sealed another step forward in their technical partnership for turboprop MRO services. Based on two years of very successful cooperation on Okay´s PW127J engines, both companies signed a five year extension of their current agreement. In a brief ceremony at Beijing the CEOs of  Okay Airways and LTAA confirmed their strong intention for further cooperation, reaching from advanced MRO services over specialist trainings in Germany and China, to experience sharing related to regional aviation development in their respective environment. 

29.10.2014

Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey named GE Authorized Service Center

GE Aviation named Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey GmbH as an authorized service center for GE's CF34 series engines powering the Bombardier Challenger series and Embraer Lineage.

With this agreement, Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey ("LTAA") can perform line maintenance inspections, routine installed engine maintenance, including removal and replacement of engines and engine components as well as repair and overhaul services. This authorization also allows LTAA to provide OnPointSM solution and GE's new engine warranty support.

"GE Aviation and LTAA have deep experience maintaining engines across the aircraft spectrum," said Brad Mottier, vice president and general manager of GE Aviation's Business & General Aviation organization. "This Authorized Service Center agreement will enable local CF34 operators to have world-class support nearby."

GE Aviation is expanding its service network for business and general aviation engines with more than 50 Authorized Service Centers for M601, H80 and CF34 engines. This network enables customers to have access to OEM-quality service and support around the world.

Since its service entry in 1983 on the Challenger 601 Corporate Jet, the CF34 has earned an industry-leading reputation as one of the cleanest, quietest and most fuel efficient engines in its class. These rugged, airliner-class powerplants set a new standard in corporate aviation for reliability and low maintenance costs.

Across the CF34 family, GE has delivered more than 6,000 engines and continuously invests in product enhancements. Today, CF34 engines are in service with more than 1,000 business jet operators and more than 200 regional jet operators in more than 70 countries. 

27.06.2014

Another engagement in the Pacific Region

Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey and Air Vanuatu, have signed an exclusive 3 year agreement for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of the Air Vanuatu fleet of P&W 127M engines. The agreement signifies the relationship between LTAA and Air Vanuatu.

Executing this agreement follows a period of collaboration between LTAA and Air Vanuatu, where LTAA has been able to demonstrate their experience with PW127M engines, the quality of their workmanship and their focus on customer service. Air Vanuatu is looking forward to the application of these qualities to ensure the availability of our aircraft fleet." Mr. Joseph Laloyer CEO of Air Vanuatu

"This agreement demonstrates our commitment to the Pacific region. It is a culmination of our ability to partner and work together in a trusting environment. It is a very important milestone for us as it enhances our strategy of support to regional airline customers in the Pacific, New Zealand and Australian region," said Mark Johnson, CEO of Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey.

This new relationship with Lufthansa is the result of our commitment to quality and LTAA's strategy to invest into the Pacific region. The EDTO operation of our PW127 engines makes this partnership an essential element of our maintenance standards and a strategic decision in term of fleet reliability and economics. Mr. Guillaume Bresque, GM Maintenance-Maintenance Controller "
  

27.06.2014

Partnership with Olympic Air strengthened

Athens based Aegean Airlines / Olympic Air and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey have strengthen their partnership by signing a two year agreement for MRO and engine lease services for their PW150A & PW120A engine fleet. Olympic operates to fleet of 10 Bomardier Q400 and 4 Bombardier Q100 , which are mainly used for regional and domestic services. Both companies cooperated already very successfully for more than four years on the P&WC engine sector. Furthermore this agreement underlines the existing good relationship between Aegean and the Lufthansa Technik Group

During a brief signing ceremony Aegean Airlines / Olympic Air´s Managing Director Dimitris Gerogiannis and Lufthansa Technic AERO Alzey´s COO Martin Hach expressed their satisfaction and happiness about the fruitful and effective collaboration of both companies during the past and keep looking forward for a deep and extensive partnership in the future. The signing ceremony took place at Olympic Air´s Headquarter on the 20th of May 2014 and both companies value this agreement as a milestone and good basis for future developments. 

23.05.2014

Partnership with IBEX Airlines strengthened

Japan based IBEX Airlines and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey have strengthened their partnership by signing a five years MRO agreement for CF34-8C5 engines. Both companies cooperate already very successfully for more than a decade on the CF34-3.

During a brief signing ceremony President Hiroyuki Hattori of IBEX and CEO Mark Johnson of Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey expressed their big confidence that the whole variety of services out of Alzey and on IBEX´ home base will strongly support IBEX´ growth path and fleet strategy.

This extended cooperation was sealed just after IBEX received the 2014 Overall Regional Reliability Performance Award for Asia /Pacific by the Aircraft Manufacturer beginning of May.
  

17.02.2014

Closer cooperation with Airnorth on engine MRO for CF34-8E

The Australian operator Airnorth (ANO) and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) have agreed on a closer cooperation in engine repair and overhaul for Airnorth's CF34-8E powered E170 aircraft. First MRO services have been accomplished in LTAA's shop in Alzey as well as on-site Airnorth's facility in Darwin, Australia. ANO is operating a mixed fleet of Embraer 170, Embraer 120 and Fairchild Metro 23 with further plans for fleet expansion. LTAA has been selected as partner to accompany this development, and both parties look forward to a long-lasting relationship.

"Based on our experience with LTAA during the first engine events in 2013 and the solid relationship we have built over the last years, we are happy to extend this technical cooperation with LTAA. Another two Engines are currently in the shop in Germany and the flexibility, solid engineering know-how and customer support we have experienced made us always feel comfortable and being well look after," says Mr. Leach Director and Member of the Board of Airnorth on the occasion of signing the MoU in Singapore during the 2014 airshow.

„We are pleased that Airnorth has decided to further cooperate with us and we will fulfil their expectations in a good partnership. Furthermore we do see this cooperation as a proof of concept for our commitment in the Australian regional aviation market, underlines Mark Johnson, CEO of LTAA in his speech during the MoU signing.
  

13.12.2013

CF34-10E MRO for Air Astana

Kazakhstan national carrier Air Astana (KZR) has signed an exclusive 5-year-agreement with Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) for the provision of MRO services for the carrier's fleet of CF34-10E powered Embraer E190 aircraft. Air Astana introduced the first of twelve planned E190 into the regional operation in May 2011. Under the new contract LTAA will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services as well as spare engine support.
"Following the positive experience with our previous PW125B MRO support agreement, we decided earlier in 2013 to extend the relationship by entering into an exclusive engine service agreement for our new E-Jet fleet with LTAA. We have worked with the Alzey shop since the airline started operating PW125B powered Fokker 50 in 2002 and we have found that LTAA is delivering the service we require at very competitive prices", says John Wainwright, Senior Vice President Engineering Group, Air Astana.
"We are very pleased to continue our partnership with Air Astana and are looking forward to supporting the airlines future growth" says Martin Hach, COO of LTAA. "We believe the achievement of this agreement is a result of LTAA commitment to the Regional Aircraft Engine market to provide the most flexible and comprehensive services to our customers".

Picture: (Seating from left) Peter Foster, President Air Astana and Martin Hach, COO LTAA, John Wainwright, SVP Engineering Group, Air Astana (Standing from left) Shaun Buchanan, Sales Executivw, and Andreas Kehl, VP Marketing + Sales (both LTAA )


  

06.12.2013

Pakistan International Airlines selects Lufthansa Technik

Pakistan International Airlines has contracted Lufthansa Technik to support the engines powering its Airbus A310 and ATR 42 fleets.

The German MRO specialist has won a three-year deal covering the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127 engines fitted to the Karachi-based carrier's six-strong ATR 42 turboprop fleet and a separate five-year deal spanning six A310s' Pratt & Whitney PW4000s.

The PW4000 contract covers repairs and overhauls, supply of spare engines, engineering services and logistics.

Meanwhile, a PW127 powerplant is already undergoing overhaul at LHT's Aero Alzey regional engine shop near Frankfurt.

"This is the first long-term contract between Lufthansa Technik and PIA," says Ziad Al Hazmi, the maintenance provider's general manager for the Middle East region. 

28.10.2013

Alliance Airlines of Australia to prolong PW125B engine MRO

Alliance Airlines, based in Brisbane Australia and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) have prolonged their agreement for maintenance, repair and overhaul services of Pratt & Whitney Canada PW125B turboprop engines.

"We at Alliance are very confident that Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey will continue to deliver the highest level of MRO service, quality and reliability to support our F50 operation and that is the main reason why we decided to make that early prolongation", said Scott McMillan, Managing Director at the Brisbane based carrier.

"Knowing how important predictability and on-time performance at best possible cost is for our customer we continuously work on improvements in our operation. This agreement underlines our already well-established relation with Alliance and our on-going strong commitment to serve the Australian regional aircraft market" says Mark Johnson, CEO of Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey on the occasion of the signing during the recent RAAA convention (Regional Airlines Association of Australia) in October 2013.
  

15.08.2013

Design Organisation integration of Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey

Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) has now officially been integrated into the Lufthansa Technik Design Organisation.

So-called Minor Design Changes and Repairs will be approved at the Lufthansa Technik Design Organisation. The Design Organisation is led by Mr. Bernhard Conrad, the Head of the Design Organisation. The integration into the Design Organisation of Lufthansa Technik is another important milestone for Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey and will improve its competitiveness on the engine maintenance market for Regional Operators.

Due to increasing customer cost saving demands for MRO services for regional aircrafts as well as a continued ambition for innovations, the managing directors of Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey, Mark Johnson (CEO) and Martin Hach (COO), initialised the integration into the Lufthansa Technik Design Organisation in 2011.

The project "EASA Part 21/J" started in the summer of 2011 under the lead of Project Manager Mirko Roeder, Customer Support Engineer with Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey. Mirko Roeder has obtained the authorisation as a Design Engineer.

Time frame as well as quality performance of this project required a close co-operation with the departments "Design Organization & Innovation" and "Engineering Engine" of Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg. Various conditions had to be fulfilled before Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey could fully integrate into the Lufthansa Technik Design Organisation.

A further aspect of the integration into the Design Organisation was the training of Design Engineers. This was the first step towards a Design Assurance System for Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey.

Staff members of Engine Engineering (PWC und GE) and Repair Engineering were trained to assure that all departments of Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey will be involved in all future processes.

The Head of Design Department, Technical Director Thomas Hoffmann, will be responsible for all Design Engineers at Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey.

In addition to the Design Organisation integration and the nomination of the Design Engineers, the aim of Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey is to establish the position of CVE (Compliance Verification Engineer) directly in Alzey as well.

Mr. Bernhard Conrad welcomed Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey to the Design Organisation by authorising the Design Engineers and by presenting the official certificate to Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey during a festive ceremony at the facilities of Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey on the 15 August. Bernhard Conrad stated that now Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey has committed itself to fullfill the high quality expectations of the Design Organisation. However, Bernhard Conrad expressed that, due to the good experiences the past two years, he was absolutely convinced that AERO Alzey would be able to meet these commitments.