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Safran and Lufthansa Technik sign a license agreement for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the Airbus A320neo / LEAP-1A nacelles


Atlanta, United States, MRO Americas, April 19th, 2023

Safran Nacelles and Lufthansa Technik have today signed a license agreement for the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of Airbus A320neo’s LEAP-1A nacelles. Over 2,500 nacelles produced by Safran Nacelles are currently in service on Airbus A320neo aircraft that are powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines*.
A320neo nacelle MRO license agreement with Lufthansa Technik
From left to right : Alexandre Husson, Safran Nacelles’ Head of sales aftermarket, Alain Berger, Safran Nacelles’ Executive Vice President Customer Support & Services, Sven Duve – Lufthansa Technik’s Senior Director Aircraft Related Components and Constantin Zachrau, Lufthansa Technik’s Senior Director Sales North America.

Lufthansa Technik is becoming a member of Safran Nacelles’ licensed MRO network. The company will be able to carry out warranty tasks, repairs and modifications guaranteed by Safran Nacelles, the OEM**. Thus, in combination with its existing rotable asset pool of LEAP-1A spares, Lufthansa Technik can offer its customers spare availability from OEM stock locations and MRO services. A320neo operators will benefit from Safran Nacelles and Lufthansa Technik’s extensive repair experience and are assured to find a station nearby so that repair time can be shortened and the cost of logistics reduced. With this partnership, both companies will jointly ensure the highest standards in nacelle MRO for the growing fleet of Airbus A320neo.

Alain Berger, Safran Nacelles’ Executive Vice President – Customer Support & Services, stated: “I look forward to sharing with Lufthansa Technik our best OEM quality standards. Operators of the A320neo nacelles can therefore rest assured that they will benefit from the best repairs in an extensive network of global stations.”

“We are delighted to extend our long standing partnership with Safran Nacelles through this MRO license”, said Andreas Drosdowski, Vice President Aircraft Component Services at Lufthansa Technik. “The LEAP-1A engine type represents a major part of the future of Lufthansa Technik’s nacelle portfolio and the long term commitment to providing top level spare availability and MRO services to our valued customers.”

(*) CFM International is a 50/50 joint venture between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE.
(**) OEM: Safran Nacelles Original Equipment Manufacturer for the Airbus A320neo’s LEAP-1A nacelles.

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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 83 000 employees and sales of 19.0 billion euros in 2022, and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap.
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Safran Nacelles designs, integrates and provides support and after-sales service for aircraft nacelles. The company is a global leader in the market for commercial aircraft with more than 100 seats, business aircraft and regional aircraft. At the cutting edge of technology, Safran Nacelles offers nacelles that are ever more integrated with the engine, aerodynamic, lightweight with advanced acoustic treatments to contribute to the reduction of CO2 and noise emissions from aircraft.

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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, production and design organization, the company has a workforce of more than 20,000 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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