LBAS Expands its Part-145 Approval for Qatar-registered Aircraft

Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services GmbH (LBAS) has extended its portfolio of various approvals to include Qatar. This approval is a mandatory requirement to offer LBAS' wide range of maintenance services to Bombardier* Challenger 604/605* aircraft flying under Qatar registration. A first - undisclosed - customer from Qatar has already signed a maintenance agreement with LBAS and will use LBAS' services when flying to Europe.

From a simple tire change to a 96-month inspection, private and commercial operators can schedule a complete range of services from LBAS to meet their aircraft maintenance requirements. In addition, interior modifications, including avionics and services on the engines can be performed - the latter in cooperation with Lufthansa Technik's CF-34 specialist, AERO Alzey. Since the launch of the company in 1997, approximately 5,000 work orders on Challenger 604/605 aircraft have been performed, making LBAS one of the maintenance companies with the highest experience on this type of aircraft in Europe.

Andreas Kaden, Managing Director, LBAS, stated, "Adding the new Qatar approval underscores LBAS' goal to serve all customers in the Middle East relating to their priorities regarding regulatory support."

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LBAS, based at Berlin-Schoenefeld airport in Germany, was formed in 1997 as a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Technik Group and of the Bombardier Aerospace Group. LBAS specializes in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Bombardier Learjet*, Challenger* and Global* business jets. The joint venture also includes the global business aircraft operator and service provider ExecuJet Aviation Group, headquartered in Switzerland, which joined LBAS in 2005.

* Bombardier, Learjet, Challenger, Challenger 604, Challenger 605 and Global are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.