Avianca Holdings Group and Lufthansa Technik AG, international provider of technical services for commercial aircraft, have recently signed several maintenance, repair and overhaul contracts, making Lufthansa Technik the largest components maintenance provider of the airline group.
Lufthansa Technik is providing total component support for Avianca’s 787 fleet, currently consisting of four aircraft; 11 more have yet to be delivered. The contract will run for more than 10 years and cover component maintenance, repair and overhaul, as well as home-base support at the airline’s base in Bogota. The component supply will be provided through Technik’s network in the U.S. and Europe. Lufthansa Technik has already been supporting Avianca in the production phase of the 787 via its aircraft production inspection teams, which are permanently based at Boeing in Seattle and Charleston.
Lufthansa Technik is also providing a 10-year TCS for the current fleet of sixteen A330 passenger and cargo aircraft, including home base support in Bogotá and Medellin.
The two companies recently also signed a 10-year total component maintenance contract for the entire A320 fleet of the Avianca Holdings Group of currently around 100 aircraft. Lufthansa Technik will support Avianca with an aircraft production inspection team for the thirty-three A320neos which Avianca has ordered from Airbus.