Mobile Repair Team of LTAA successfully completed another engine change on a Challenger 604 aircraft in the UK
preventing the domino effect of flight delay
More and more countries are opening their borders again, and herewith our customers are getting their aircraft back up into the air. The demand on our on-site services is increasing, and a couple of engine changes took place within the last weeks. It is a great honour for us when we receive such a positive feedback:
"Lufthansa Technik Aero Alzey MRTsuccessfully completed another engine change last week on one of our valuable CL604 OnPoint customer at a remote location in the UK. This engine had been experiencing unserviceable defects in the hot section, which required a shop visit for repair. Given the fact that we had high demand on the LTAA MRT already on multiple other projects going on at the same time, our AOG support request for an additional team has been serviced by the Lufthansa team without delays by mobilizing additional manpower and reshuffle the individual qualifications to the required geographical locations. However, what was expected to be a routine engine change and QEC buildup grew into a tangled web of conflicting challenges started with the delayed arrival of the spare engine due to custom issue, parts to be swapped didn't pass inspection needed to be replaced and not available, culminated in a complete rearrangement of the entire manpower setup on all ongoing OnPoint missions.
We have been demonstrated one more time, that the LTAA On-Site does stay focused on the customers needs. With the routine and expertise, the priorities have been set and implemented to avoid a domino effect of delays and clear one project after the other with meeting the timelines or evens ahead of the time and returned the rebuilt engine to our happy customers. It would be just too long of a list to mention all the names. So our sincere thanks to each and everyone of the entire On-Site Support Team continuously fighting the good fight in the field as well as in the background."
Senior Field Service Engineer GE Aviation
PW1500G Block G Training successfully completed
LTAA has successfully completed the Block G training for our newest engine product PW1500G. We now have the capability to perform the Block G modification on WA geared turbofan engines powering the Airbus A220.
We are happy to support the PWA PW1500 MRO network.
1,000st PW150 engine leaves test cell
The PW150 engine (ESN FA0471) of our customer Croatia Airlines was inducted by P&WC for MRO services. It was the 1,000st servicable tested PW150 engine since the first tested engine in 2006. An anniversary which highlights our capacity and gives much incitation in these hard times.
Fuji Dream Airlines and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey intensify cooperation
Japanese premium regional airline, Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA), and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) extend their successful cooperation on the CF34-8E engine MRO services. The partners signed an extension of their current agreement, accompanied by a 5-year contract extension.
FDA´s General Manager of Maintenance, Takehiko Handa, in a recent video conference between representatives of both companies, thanked LTAA for its continuous great support in these difficult times. On the same occasion newly assigned LTAA CEO, Matthias Gruber, expressed his strong personal commitment to LTAA remaining steadfast at FDA´s side. "It gives a most rewarding feeling to both partners mastering current and adverse global circumstances together, and with a joint perspective of recovery" he is quoted as saying with regards to the ongoing pandemic.
Change in Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey Management
We are pleased to welcome and introduce Matthias Gruber as the new CEO of Lufthansa Technik Aero Alzey (LTAA) effective from July 1.
Mr. Gruber joined LTAA on June 1, 2021 and is succeeding Mark Johnson who will start his partial retirement after 13 years with LTAA.
Matthias Gruber was previously CEO at Lufthansa Technik Budapest. He is a certified aircraft mechanic, bachelor professional of Aeronautical Engineering and Operations, and bachelor of Business Administration. Matthias Gruber has built a successful career at Lufthansa Technik over the last 20 years and has held various management positions during this time.
50th PW1500G completion
Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) has delivered its 50th Engine completion in October 2020. LTAA introduced the PW1500G Engine Series in Mid 2018 after less than a year of preparation time. In the fall of the same year, the first Heavy Maintenance Events were already inducted in the Shop.
As a member of the GTF Network, LTAA has established the full overhaul capacity and has ramped up to host over 20 Engine in the WIP. A significant increase of Maintenance personal, procurement of new machines, as well as new buildings, were accomplished in order to provide the new generation of low fuel consuming PW1500G Engines a home base.
In 2020, LTAA was able to follow the market demand and has inducted in the majority Heavy Maintenance Events. These Shop Visits included complete teardown of the HPC Modules under Special Procedure source approval requirements (approved by Pratt& Whitney). Along with the Maintenance activities of the Engines, the part repair services were extended and currently around 300 backshop repairs are available.
The introduction of the PW1500 at LTAA was a major milestone in the company history, since the technical requirements of the newest Engine technology of the fuel efficient PW1500G Engine were challenging. However, LTAA as a full DSP (Designated Service Provider), has become a key player in the PW1500G Network.
EN9110 audit at Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey's facility
On September 16th we have successfully completed the EN9110 monitoring audit at our Alzey facilities.
Even under the adverse conditions caused by Corona the audit could be completely performed onsite and all certification relevant sectors of LTAA have been audited.
A special thanks goes to the auditing team for their deliberate work and for recognizing our elaborate quality management system.
Test Cell Expansion
The expansion of our Test Cell II has been completed and already been successfully approved by the LBA. This is another important step for our continuous development and improvement.
The Corona crisis is one of the hardest ever in the Aviation Industry, and companies have to undertake strong measures like reducing personel to secure their further operations. So much the happier we are to confirm that 15 young people will start their apprenticeship at Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey, starting 1st August 2020. (14 aircraft engine mechanics, 1 milling mechanic). A warm welcome to our new colleagues and we wish you a good start and much success.
Capital measures for Deutsche Lufthansa AG
The extraordinary General Meeting of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved the proposed and necessary capital measures. This means that Deutsche Lufthansa AG can now rely on the agreed state aid.
This means that the business operations of Lufthansa Technik, Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey and all Lufthansa Group companies will continue.
Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey keep providing reliable services and fulfillment.
Of course, in this challenging situation we will continue to focus on what we like to do best and what we can do best: Keeping aircraft flying and providing the most reliable technical aircraft services.
We are happy to announce that – after a couple of month – we will again welcome visitors at our facilities. Please coordinate visits with an appropriate contact at our company and please pay attention to the visitor information which is published below.
MRO Agreement with IBEX extended
Japan based IBEX Airlines and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey have extendet their cooperation and will continue their very successful partnership. For three more years LTAA will service Ibex' CF34-8C5 engines.
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even in times of crisis, we still provide a reliable service and fulfillment and we remain available to you. Please continue to reach out for your personal contacts within the Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey.
In case you should temporarily not be able to reach your personal contacts, or if you do not have any personal contacts in our company yet, please refer to the contact options indicated below.
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We hope that this message will reach you healthy and that you are able to keep your spirits up amid this difficult situation.
The Covid-19 outbreak continues to heavily impact the entire aviation industry – the airlines, the MROs and all the suppliers.
Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey is faced with a significant reduced demand, customer requests to put engines on hold and with disruptions in the supply chain. The impacts and possible countermeasures are evaluated on a daily basis with the prime goal to continue to support our customers and their needs.
In this light we have to align our production to the current situation by reducing its capacity temporarily by roughly 20% with immediate effect until further notice. We remain fully operational from Monday through Thursday but will suspend production on Fridays. Critical functions like e.g. Logistic and the AOG Desk are not affected by the suspension.
We will continue to closely cooperate and align with you regarding immediate needs and prioritization of certain events and will keep you updated at any time.
We highly appreciated your understanding and patience, as well as your continued support during these challenging times and remain at your disposal.
Change in the management
We are happy to welcome Tobias Baumgart who will take over the position as COO of Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA), effective February 1st, 2020. He moves from Lufthansa Technik Component Services (Tulsa) where he held the position as COO since 2013.
Tobias Baumgart succeeds Martin Hach who will start his partial retirement after almost 11 years with LTAA.
Engine Support Agreement with Fuji Dream Airlines signed
In March 2019 Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey and Fuji Dream Airlines have signed a comprehensive engine support agreement for a dedicated number of FDA´s CF34-8E5 engines.
Coinciding with FDA´s 10th anniversary in July, LTAA honored this remarkable airline success story with the hand over of a fan blade trophy on the occasion of a visit to FDA´s headquarters at Nagoya´s Komaki Airport.
Pictured during a brief ceremony, FDA´s Director & GM Maintenance Takehiko Handa explained: " Fuji Dream Airlines took off with the desire to connect the region with the region. Safely grown for the last ten years, today Fuji Dream serves Japan with over forty route pairs a day. We are glad to have won LTAA as another partner for engine maintenance services for the next five years."
"We are delighted that Fuji Dream Airlines, as one of the prominent regional operators in Japan, has entrusted LTAA with the maintenance of their CF34-8 engines. This commitment underlines once more the reputation for high quality and reliable Engine MRO services Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey has earned in Japan through its long term presence and its commitment to the Japanese market", outlines Mark Johnson, CEO of LTAA.
Air Astana and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey signed an exclusive 5 year CF34-10E5 MRO agreement
Air Astana and Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey ("LTAA") have signed an exclusive 5 year agreement for the provision of Engine MRO services for Air Astana's CF34-10E engines powering their fleet of nine Embraer E190 Aircraft.
With this new agreement, Air Astana and LTAA further reinforce their long lasting successful partnership which started back in 2004 with the MRO support for Air Astana's then PW125B engines.
"It is a pleasure to extend our co-operation with Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey", says Keith Wardle, Vice President Engineering & Maintenance, Air Astana. "Reliability and competitively priced service is important to us. Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey's attention to quality and fast turnaround means we have the engines we need, when we need them."
"We would like to express our gratitude to Air Astana for the continued trust in LTAA to deliver outstanding MRO services. This agreement is a token for the added value which such a long term cooperation generates for both the Airline and the MRO. We therefore highly appreciate that Air Astana shares this point of view with us, thus confirming our pursuit in building up such partnerships with our customers", outlines Martin Hach, COO of LTAA.
Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey and Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. celebrate 30 years of cooperation
Three decades of experience with the PW100 turboprop
On May 28th, 2018 Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey ("LTAA"), a fully owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik AG, celebrated its 30 years lasting partnership with the engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. ("P&WC"). The ceremony took place in the Alzey facility, and the senior management of P&WC, LTAA's management and the entire personnel honored this commemorative event with their attendance.
The first engine of the PW100 series of the Canadian engine manufacturer was serviced by LTAA in 1988 for the customer DLT. Since then, this engine family has become a backbone in the service portfolio of the company specializing in maintenance, repair and overhaul of regional aircraft engines within the worldwide Lufthansa Technik network. LTAA is one of the world's largest P&WC PW100 Designated Overhaul Facilities providing repair and overhaul services.
"The PW100 engine type developed itself as a backbone within Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey's portfolio and our respective experience, gained over three decades, attracts various customers from all continents", said Martin Hach, Chief Operating Officer of Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey.
Provision of mobile maintenance for GE Passport engine
GE Aviation has signed a maintenance support agreement with Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey GmbH (LTAA) for its GE Passport integrated propulsion system (IPS) which is scheduled to enter service on Bombardier's Global 7000 aircraft in 2018.
LTAA will be responsible for dispatching mobile repair teams to locations outside the United States. GE's own repair station in Strother, Kansas, will provide mobile support to customers within the United States.
LTAA's mobile repair teams will have 10 dedicated technicians to support GE Passport operations. Outside the US, the team will also manage spare engines, tooling, fan blisks, and leased assets for the Passport engine. The LTAA team recently completed training at GE's Customer Technical Education Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is currently supporting Global 7000 flight test in Wichita, Kansas.
This latest agreement builds on the strong partnership between GE and LTAA to support CF34-powered Challenger customers outside of North and South America. LTAA has been a member of GE's Authorized Service Center network for CF34-series engines since October 2014.
"GE Aviation and LTAA have worked collaboratively for years to provide superior engine service to our customers," said Brad Mottier, vice president and general manager of GE Aviation's Business & General Aviation and Integrated Systems organization. "GE is pleased to expand this relationship for GE Passport, our newest and most advanced business jet propulsion system. The LTAA team's technical acumen, focus on turnaround time, and dedication to customers makes them a trusted and valued partner for the CF34-series and now on GE Passport."
"LTAA was the first independent MRO provider for the CF34 engine. Since 1992, we have proven to be more than just a reliable partner to GE and our common customers," said Mark Johnson, CEO of LTAA. "We are proud to be asked again, 25 years later, to support the latest GE engine model, the GE Passport from the very first day on."
GE Aviation's authorized service network for business and general aviation engines numbers more than 50 sites globally for M601, H80, CFM56, and CF34 engines. This network enables customers to have access to OEM-quality service and support around the world.
The GE Passport IPS has undergone rigorous testing since its launch in 2010. When it enters service, the propulsion system will have completed 4,000 hours and 8,000 cycles, which is 10 years of equivalent operation. The Passport is built on technologies proven and refined on multiple GE programs.
5 years MRO Agreement with Regional Jet signed
Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey ("LTAA") and Regional Jet (the subsidiary of Nordica and LOT) have signed a 5 year agreement for the provision of Engine MRO services for Regional Jet´s CF34 Engines powering their Bombardier CRJ fleet.
Regional Jet, the new ACMI provider, is serving routes for Nordica within Europe from its headquarters in Tallinn and from the main base of its strategic partner LOT in Warsaw with a modern and rapidly expanding fleet of CRJ700 and 900 Aircraft. Regional Jet is also operating ATR72-600s for SAS Scandinavian Airlines from Billund and Copenhagen bases in Denmark.
Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey has been selected for its Bombardier CRJ700 and CRJ900 engines CF34-8C5 maintenance and repair service since being confident that they will meet Regional Jet´s expectations.
"We are convinced that we can rely on the vast expertise of Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey to maintain the CF34 engines of our CRJ aircraft. We believe that Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey will provide the best service and operational stability for Regional Jet- a young but quickly expanding operator," said Anton Õnnik, CEO of Regional Jet.
"We would like to express our gratitude to Regional Jet for entrusting LTAA with the maintenance of their CF34-8C5 Engines. Especially for a young Airline with ambitious expansion plans like Regional Jet, it is imperative to have a reliable and experienced partner for this critical task. We are delighted that we have been chosen to be this partner and to support Regional Jet by making their mark in the European regional aviation landscape." outlines Martin Hach, COO of LTAA.