Lufthansa Technik to Provide Technical Support for SunExpress Deutschland's Boeing Fleet

The newly founded SunExpress Deutschland GmbH has engaged Lufthansa Technik to provide all-round technical support for its entire fleet of six Boeing 737-800 aircraft. SunExpress Deutschland commenced operations on 8 June with three aircraft. Three further airplanes are due to be delivered in the winter.

The Total Technical Support (TTSĀ®) contract extends from line maintenance to full provisioning with components and materials, including logistics and engine maintenance. Lufthansa Technik will provide line maintenance support at the Frankfurt and Stuttgart stations and for this purpose stocks of components, wheels, brakes and other materials required for maintenance and repair purposes are to be established.

Commenting on the agreement, Paul Schwaiger, Chief Executive Officer of SunExpress Deutschland GmbH, said, "Thanks to this new partnership with Lufthansa Technik SunExpress Deutschland will benefit not only from the quality for which Lufthansa is renowned but also from an important locational advantage. Our Boeing jets stationed at German airports will be technically supported by Lufthansa Technik locally, giving us extra certainty and flexibility in our flying operations."

"In SunExpress Deutschland we have gained a young, up-and-coming airline as a new customer. We look forward to giving the airline the best possible support service under our comprehensive contract," said Wolfgang Weynell, Vice President Marketing & Sales at Lufthansa Technik.

SunExpress. Based in Kelsterbach near Frankfurt, SunExpress Deutschland GmbH commenced flying operations on 8 June 2011 with three Boeing 737-800's. The airline plans to expand its fleet by a further three aircraft of the same type by the end of 2011. These will be stationed at different German airports. From the winter of 2011/2012 SunExpress Deutschland will fly not only to its present destinations in Turkey but also to holiday destinations on the Red Sea.

Lufthansa Technik. With 32 subsidiaries and affiliated companies and more than 26,000 staff worldwide, the Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the world's leading manufacturer-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.