April 14, 2015
Lufthansa Technik becomes largest MRO service provider for Avianca
Avianca Holdings Group and Lufthansa Technik AG, international provider of technical services for commercial aircraft, have recently signed several MRO (maintenance, repair & overhaul) contracts, making Lufthansa Technik the largest components maintenance provider of the airline group. The two companies reached the following agreements: Lufthansa Technik is providing a Total Component Support TCS for the Boeing 787 fleet of Avianca, currently consisting of four aircraft; with further eleven to be delivered. The contract will run over ten years and covers component maintenance, repair, overhaul as well as Home Base support at the airline’s home base in Bogota, Colombia. The component supply will be realized via the Lufthansa Technik component network in the United States 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, moreover the entry into service has been supported with specialist located at Bogota. Additionally, Lufthansa Technik is also providing a ten-year TCS for the current fleet of 16 Airbus A330 passenger and cargo aircraft, including home base support in Bogota and Medellin. The two companies recently also signed a ten-year Total Component
Maintenance TCM contract for the whole Airbus 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 33 A320 neo which Avianca has ordered at Airbus.