Safran and Lufthansa Technik sign a cooperation agreement for maintenance and repair of A320neo nacelles
Safran Nacelles and Lufthansa Technik today signed a cooperative agreement for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on A320neo nacelles powered by CFM* International LEAP-1A engines. This agreement, signed at the MRO Europe exhibition, aims to provide operators with flexible and cost-effective services based on the expertise of both companies: Safran Nacelles which develops and produces A320neo nacelles, and provides services; and Lufthansa Technik – a leading provider of technical aircraft services in the world.
Safran Nacelles and Lufthansa Technik will combine their expertise to quickly propose to operators the development of repair services approved by airworthiness authorities.The two companies will also rationalize and optimize the use of their respective nacelle end-item stocks worldwide. The results will be increased accessibility and solutions that best match market demand.
“Our joint approach provides operators with innovative repair services covering the entire nacelle, with benefits that include increased availability of their aircraft, optimized material consumption in maintenance, as well as cost advantages,” said Olivier Savin, Safran Nacelles' Vice President of Customer Support & Service.
“The nacelle’s end-item set – which is composed of the air inlet, fan cowls, thrust reverser, and exhaust nozzle is a considerable investment at an aircraft’s early age,” said Michael Kirstein, Senior Director - Aircraft Systems at Lufthansa Technik. “With this cooperation, we will be more efficient in offering our customers full availability and quick access to assets, in all world regions - right from an aircraft’s entry into service.”
Safran Nacelles and Lufthansa Technik are present at this week’s MRO Europe exhibition (Safran, on booth #5060; and Lufthansa Technik at booth #3042) through October 18 at the RAI Amsterdam.
(*) CFM International is a 50/50 joint venture between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE.
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017 Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices. Including Zodiac Aerospace, acquired by Safran in February 2018, the Group has over 91,000 employees and would have around €21 billion in adjusted revenues (pro forma 2016).
Safran Nacelles is a world leader for aircraft nacelles, with over 20,800 devices in service, and over 125,000 flight hours per day. The company is active in all segments of the market, from regional jets and corporate aircraft to the largest airliners.
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Lufthansa Technik: With some 35 subsidiaries and affiliates, the Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the leading providers of technical aircraft services in the world. Certified internationally as maintenance, manufacture and design organization, the company has a workforce of more than 25,000 employees. Lufthansa Technik’s portfolio covers the entire range of services for commercial and VIP/special mission aircraft, engines, components and landing gear in the areas of digital fleet support, maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, completion and conversion as well as the manufacture of innovative cabin products.
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