Lufthansa Technik AG and NAS-Holding of Saudi Arabia are expanding their cooperation. Lufthansa Technik already provides component and engine services for NAS fleet and support for the new technical subsidiary NAS-Tech. Now the two partners will join forces in offering technical services for customers in Saudi Arabia.
Customers in Saudi Arabia will be addressed and served through a joint sales organization representing both partners. The MRO services of NAS-Tech and Lufthansa Technik complement each other perfectly, whether for VIP and special mission aircraft or for maintenance and overhaul services for commercial airlines in Saudi Arabia.
This cooperation will allow the two partners to take on the complete technical care of entire fleets, from production monitoring to the start of flight operations and even the handover of an aircraft.
And there are clear benefits for customers from this new joint portfolio of technical services for the Saudi Arabian market: NAS has a local technical presence in Riyadh and Jeddah stations and a deep understanding of the specific needs of regional customers. Lufthansa Technik can contribute the know-how of a company with a worldwide network. Together, they add up to comprehensive solutions with the added value of one-stop service.
Since the ten-year cooperation agreement was signed in September 2010, engineers and technical consultants from Lufthansa Technik have supported NAS's technical business, NAS-Tech, in developing capacity for maintenance and smaller overhauls. Lufthansa Technik has also taken over maintenance services for the engines and components of the entire NAS fleet.
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and associates and over 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading manufacturer-independent providers of technical services for the aviation industry. Its portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of services for commercial aircraft: maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and refit, engines and components.
National Air services (NAS Holding) was established in 1999 when Fractional Jet ownership program was introduced with 18 aircraft currently in operation. on 2001, Aircraft Management Services was established to provide customized management solutions for aircraft owners. It has signed management & operations contracts of 60 governments, corporate and private aircraft. Later in 2010 NasJet Company was introduced to offer both Private Aviation & Aircraft Management services. In 2007, nasair, the smart choice and first economic airline in Saudi Arabia was launched currently flying to 30 domestic & international destinations with over 500 flights per week an 15 aircraft. In 2010, restructuring of NAS Maintenance center that was established in 2001 resulted in the announcement of NASTECH for aircraft Engineering & Maintenance. NAS Charter Aviation was established at the beginning of 2011 to be among the biggest operators in the field of Hajj & Umrah from and to Saudi Arabia.
Lufthansa Technik will provide engine and component maintenance services for the entire NAS fleet.
Deal to provide Total Component Support for up to 40 aircraft.
The contract, which extends over a period of eight years, covers all CFM56-5B engines powering the 21 A320 family aircraft of Austrian Airlines.
Dr. Burkhard Andrich currently Senior Vice President Aircraft Component Services in Hamburg, will take over as President and CEO of the Manila-based Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP).