SriLankan Airlines and Lufthansa Technik have signed a 5-year component supply contract for the carrier's Airbus A320 fleet. Spare parts will be supplied to the airline's home base at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, where also the main base stock of certain Aircraft-On-Ground (AOG) relevant components is being kept.
Repair and pooling of the components will be done at Lufthansa Technik's base in Hamburg. However, the customer support is located in Bangalore, India, and therefore in the same time zone. This ensures the fastest response time for all customer needs besides Lufthansa Technik's general 24/7 AOG Desk.
Robin Johansson, Director Sales South East Asia and Australia at Lufthansa Technik, commented: "I am delighted that we have been able to expand our engagement in the region of the Indian subcontinent.
And I am very proud that our long-lasting partnership with SriLankan Airlines will continue in the future. As a strong partner we will offer an optimal component support to assist SriLankan on its successful growth path."
Within the framework of the TCS® contract, Lufthansa Technik's experts will take care of all aspects relating to daily component supplies for SriLankan. Currently, Lufthansa Technik is already supporting the airline with a Total Component Maintenance TCM contract for several dozen part numbers.
SriLankan Airlines, the National Airline of Sri Lanka, is an award winning carrier with a firm reputation as a global leader in service, comfort, safety, reliability, and punctuality. The airline's hub is located at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, providing convenient connections to its global route network of 60 destinations in 33 countries in Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Far East, North America and Australia.
With 32 subsidiaries and affiliated companies and more than 26,000 staff worldwide, the Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the world's leading independent providers of aircraft-related technical services.
Lufthansa Technik's portfolio covers the entire service spectrum of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and conversion, engines and components for passenger aircraft.
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