On the basis of the MOU signed in April, the general conditions for an operational and strategic cooperation between Austrian Technik and Lufthansa Technik AG have now been defined. With this, an increase in capacity utilisation and efficiency will be achieved in the maintenance and workshop area. Austrian will contribute a big capacity volume for C-checks and maintenance work in the aircraft component area to the cooperation. The aim of this intensified cooperation is a forward-looking strategy and thus the long-term securing of the future of the location for Austrian Technik, through the use of Austrian’s top maintenance quality, together with Lufthansa Technik.
Austrian Management Board Member Thomas Kleibl on this future-oriented cooperation: “The cooperation will take place on the basis of long-term contracts. The key points have now been defined and we can begin immediately with implementation. There will be no cross ownership between Austrian and Lufthansa Technik. Austrian Technik is an internationally renowned for aircraft maintenance and will continue to retain its own identity. For Austrian, the aim of this cooperation is the successful reduction of overall maintenance costs and securing the future of the Vienna location as an independent technology and know-how centre, in the sense of a forward-looking strategy.”
Dr. Thomas Stüger, Management Board Member Product and Service at Lufthansa Technik AG: “The aim of this intensified partnership between Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa Technik Group is the extension and the development of the successful cooperation in the fields of engines, components and maintenance. With this additional capacity in Vienna we can extend the service offer of Lufthansa Technik.”
Austrian and Lufthansa Technik have already worked so far within the scope of a cooperation agreement in sub-areas of maintenance (A330/A340), with a possibility to expand this for Boeing 777