50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Lufthansa Technik & Emirates A380 landing gear and base maintenance contracts

Download: Printable PDF Date: 04 Mar 2023 18:24 (UTC) categories:
Lufthansa Technik & Emirates A380 landing gear and base maintenance contracts - Airlines publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: United Arab Emirates Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: Emirates

Emirates and Lufthansa Technik signed two major contracts regarding MRO services for Airbus A380 long-range aircraft. In line with one of the new agreements, Lufthansa Technik will overhaul main landing gears of Emirates’ double-deck flagships. Additionally, the MRO company will provide the airline with highly flexible extra capacity for A380 base maintenance such as C-checks. The latter agreement marks the first ever outsourcing of heavy checks from Emirates’ comprehensive in-house A380 MRO capacities to an external provider.

The long-term landing gear services contract will be fulfilled by Lufthansa Technik Landing Gear Services. Over the next 13 years, the specialised workshop in the United Kingdom will overhaul main landing gear shipsets for some of Emirates’ superjumbos and in the process restore them to “as-good-as-new” condition before delivering them back to the customer’s MRO facilities for re-installation. The first of these landing gear overhauls is scheduled to begin in August.

The additional capacity for A380 base maintenance services will be provided by Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) in Manila, the Lufthansa Technik Group’s competence center for heavy checks on the world’s largest passenger aircraft. The first Emirates A380 has arrived at LTP already at the end of January. To cope with the significantly increased demand for MRO services on the largest commercial airliner type, LTP has recently invested into additional A380 overhaul capacities. These are planned to go online in the second half of 2023 and will initially host additional checks for Emirates.

Kai-Stefan Roepke, Vice President Corporate Sales Europe, Middle East and Africa at Lufthansa Technik, commented: “With most airlines now having left the Covid crisis behind and air travel demand skyrocketing, passenger capacity is needed more than ever, and this positively affects MRO demand for the A380. The happier we are to not only bring our existing and well-proven capabilities for this aircraft type to market, but also to invest in building up additional capabilities such as the third A380 overhaul line in Manila. Having won the trust of Emirates, both the type’s largest operator and themselves a renowned authority in the field of A380 MRO, makes us extra proud.”

While the A380 base maintenance services are an entirely new field of cooperation for Emirates and Lufthansa Technik, the MRO provider and the airline already enjoy a long-standing business relationship in other technical segments.


MTU Aero Engines opens a new production hall in Munich - world’s most modern turbine disk manufacturing

It’s 34 meters tall, has a total usable area of 14,000 square meters, and contains 12,500 tons of concrete and structural steel: in early July, MTU Aero Engines officially inaugurated...

Gotland Sweden backs ‘Noemi’ electric seaplane for zero-emission flights

Elfly Group announced a partnering with the government of Gotland, Sweden, to pursue its goal of zero-emission commercial flights to the island by 2027.  Both parties recently signed a Lette...

HondaJet and Honda legacy experience highlight EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024

Honda Aircraft Company invites visitors to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 to see the HondaJet, marking the return of the popular aircraft from last year.  This year, deliveries of the plane saw...

Pyka Signs SLC Agrícola as customer for all-electric crop protection aircraft

Pyka, manufacturer of large-scale autonomous electric aircraft for crop protection and cargo transport, has signed a landmark commercial agreement with SLC Agrícola, one of Brazil's&nb...

Android Apps development in Riga, Latvia