Lufthansa Technik provides engine services for Frontier Airlines

©Frontier Airlines A320 aircraft powered by CFM56-5B engines

Ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has chosen Lufthansa Technik to repair and overhaul 21 CFM56-5B engines as well as to supply mobile engine services. In the next five years Lufthansa Technik will perform overhauls and surgical repairs on the engines which fly under Frontier’s fleet of 112 Airbus A320 family aircraft. Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg, Germany, will overhaul the engines, whereas surgical repairs can be done locally at Lufthansa Technik’s facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. To this end, major investments were made at the Tulsa engine shop: new tooling was acquired, mechanics were trained and the existing test cell was upgraded to cover CFM56-5B testing.

The team in Tulsa will also perform mobile engine services for repairs necessary between overhauls, aiming to significantly reduce operational downtime and avoid unnecessary shop visits. Depending on the requirements of the individual repair solution, the available options range from on-wing and in-field services to more complex repairs performed at the shop in Tulsa.

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