11 October 2014
Lufthansa Technik offers technical support for A350 customers.
Lufthansa Technik is offering comprehensive technical support for the Airbus A350.
The spectrum of services covers the entire life cycle of the A350 and includes production inspections, material supply, maintenance and maintenance management as well as engineering services, entry-into-service support and LRU and engine maintenance.
A particular focus of services for the A350 is aircraft IT management, since the aircraft and its maintenance systems are much more cross-linked than those of previous aircraft generations.
"Lufthansa Technik is already excellently prepared to maintain the A350, its carbon fiber structures and state-of-the-art engines and systems," says Wolfgang Weynell, Vice President Corporate Sales and Marketing at Lufthansa Technik.
"Our customers also benefit from the operational experience we have gathered in recent years maintaining the A380, which is quite similar to the technological demands of an A350 aircraft.
The required performance of engineering and maintenance services are already standard practice at Lufthansa Technik and will be available to A350 operators from the first day of commercial operation.
The infrastructure needed to maintain the A350 is already in place, and all of our preparations are on schedule."
Lufthansa Technik focuses their proposal on the experience from the A380, the expertise in composite repairs -with the Airframe Related Component Services (ARC®)- and their background as the "competent integrator to facilitate a worry-free operation from the first day of operations".
Lufthansa Technik is investing in the extensive involvement in the development program for the A350. Since 2008 Lufthansa Technik engineers have worked on behalf of Lufthansa, which will take delivery of its first A350s in 2016, with teams of airline experts known as Customer Focus Groups.
These teams have provided support for Airbus with numerous aspects of aircraft design, from flight operations and maintenance all the way to cockpit layout.
Last 25/July/2014 the A350 MSN5 flight test prototype visited Frankfurt airport where towing, ground power, refueling, air-conditioning units and engine start assistance were all tested for the first time. Lufthansa Technik staff from Frankfurt and Munich were on hand in Frankfurt.
Based on the press release "Comprehensive technical support for the Airbus A350"