Industry Lufthansa Technik receives approval for A350-1000 overhauls

Lufthansa Technik in Malta has become the latest facility to perform maintenance work on the Airbus A350-1000.

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Lufthansa Technik Malta has officially received the certification and approval to perform maintenance and overhaul services on Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. A specific allowance was issued by the German Federal Aviation Office LBA.

The company, which is a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, is now officially prepared to carry out all overhaul work on the Airbus A350-1000, Lufthansa Technik wrote in a statement. Back in 2018, Lufthansa Technik received the allowance to perform maintenance work on the smaller A350-900.

The first three Airbus A350 customers for Lufthansa Technik are expected until the end of this year. As of today, the airlines Lufthansa, Japan Airlines, Finnair and GoAir will use Lufthansa Technik for their A350s.

Marcus Motschenbacher, Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa Technik Malta, said: "With this approval, we have further cemented our leading position as the only Airbus widebody overhaul site in the European Lufthansa Technik network. We are therefore very well positioned to provide long-term technical support for the entire A350 range. This is a great success for the Lufthansa Technik Group."

The A350 services by Lufthansa Technik include maintenance, the digital fleet, repair and overhaul, engineering solutions and ad-hoc support around the globe. Moreover, the company has VIP cabin designs in its A350 portfolio.

Technological challenges, according to Lufthansa Technik, are APU services, carbon structures, the Trent XWB engine, software, the landing gear and component technologies.

Back in 2018, JAL announced to be a new customer for their fleet of A350s. Motschenbacher, said: "With this approval, we have further cemented our leading position as the only Airbus widebody overhaul site in the European Lufthansa Technik network. We are therefore very well positioned to provide long-term technical support for the entire A350 range. This is a great success for the Lufthansa Technik Group."

JAL currently holds 31 firm orders and 25 options. The first aircraft was delivered last month and became the first ever Airbus aircraft in the JAL history.

Source © lufthansa-technik.com

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