February 5, 2015
Shannon Aerospace now called Lufthansa Technik Shannon
The Irish facility operated by Lufthansa Technik as part of its European aircraft overhaul network is now called Lufthansa Technik Shannon. What used to be Shannon Aerospace (SAL) – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik AG – has thus joined Hamburg, Berlin, Budapest, Malta and Sofia as one of the six European base maintenance facilities in name as well as in practice. The change in name coincides with the 25th Anniversary of the company which provides services to over 50 airlines and employs a workforce of more than 500. The renaming of the company, which is located at Shannon Airport in western Ireland, is not yet visible everywhere and will be implemented step by step over the coming months. Lufthansa Technik Shannon specializes in the overhaul of short- and medium-range aircraft. The services offered include basic overhauls (D-checks) and annual checks (C-checks) on the Boeing 737, 757, 767 and the Airbus A320 family of aircraft. Lufthansa Technik Shannon also specializes in the provision of extensive services to the aircraft leasing business, and here it has the location advantage that over 50% of the world’s largest aircraft leasing companies are based in Dublin and Shannon. The number of leasing returns and transition projects is definitely on the rise. The fully owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik is certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).