Spanair counts on Total Technical Support (TTS)
It touched down in Madrid yesterday: The first Airbus in the Spanair fleet and the first of the Spanish charter airline`s aircraft entrusted to Lufthansa Technik AG (LHT) for complete care-free maintenance over the next ten years.
All in all, Spain`s second biggest carrier has placed firm orders for 33 Airbus jets with options on a further twelve - and all of them will be serviced with the Total Technical Support (TTS) maintenance and overhaul programme offered by Lufthansa Technik.
This biggest single-fleet contract is a unique test for the logistics competence of the German MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) company and its network. LHT is assigning 20 staff to Palma de Mallorca to handle complete line maintenance locally for Spanair. The aircraft will undergo their C-Check at the line maintenance center in Frankfurt, while engines and all components will be overhauled at the Hamburg base. For Lufthansa Technik this order demonstrates the growing importance of the TTS complete servicing package within the MRO market.
“Since our founding in 1988, passenger safety and comfort have been paramount in our mindset,” emphasized Spanair`s Maintenance and Engineering Director Tirso González on the delivery of the first Airbus. “And we`re delighted to have Lufthansa Technik as a reliable partner freeing us from any concern about the maintenance and overhaul of our Airbus fleet.”
For Spanair, LHT experts have put together service elements in a servicing package tailored exactly to the specific needs of the Spanish airline. To be on hand for the customer, LHT has set up an on-site sales office in Palma de Mallorca - meantime the second biggest Spanish airport. In charge for LHT there is Fernando Rivera who is responsible for fast and flexible response to customer needs.
Lufthansa Technik handles close to 200 major maintenance checks on aircraft daily at its facilities around the world. Spanair will benefit greatly from LHT`s close ties with Lufthansa and the experience it gains from working for over 260 international customers. It is joining a big fleet family, in which maintenance skills and capacities are on tap, round-the-clock, as needs dictate. The extensive know-how and years of experience offered by the industry`s leading MRO company are readily available, and will be further optimized through data networking.