Lufthansa Technik receives certification for Hamilton Sundstrand APS 2300

Lufthansa Technik's Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) shop is expanding its service range with the addition of the Hamilton Sundstrand APS 2300 to its portfolio. The Hamburg-based APU shop received the certification of the German Federal Office of Civil Aviation and is offering maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the APS 2300 to customers with immediate effect.

The APS2300 auxiliary power unit (APU) built by Hamilton Sundstrand is used in Embraer's E-Jet 170/190 family. Now that the first types in this popular family of regional aircraft have clocked up a considerable number of flying hours, their APUs are becoming due for overhaul. A contract with Air Dolomiti has already been signed and the work on the first APS 2300 has started in March.

Working closely with the OEM, Lufthansa Technik's APU shop has taken all the preparatory measures necessary to be able to offer overhauls of this APU, like the procurement of a spare engine, the necessary tooling and the training of the mechanics.

Ole Gosau, head of the APU shop, said: "Since 1990 we have been working on more than 1,800 Hamilton Sundstrand APUs in Hamburg. We are an OEM approved warranty station and I am confident that we are not promising too much when we guarantee a TAT of less than 30 days."

In 2010 Lufthansa Technik's APU shop underwent a re-organization with the aim of improving efficiency and, in particular, of shortening turnaround times. 95 percent of the APU parts are covered by in-house repair capabilities. With the APS 2300 new in its portfolio, Lufthansa Technik has now inhouse-capabilities for four different APU types. The overhaul work is done by Lufthansa Technik's APU shop in Hamburg, Lufthansa Technik Aero Alzey and the Lufthansa Technik subcontracting network.

Lufthansa Technik: The Lufthansa Technik Group, with 30 subsidiaries and 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading manufacturer-independent providers of services for the aviation industry. Lufthansa Technik is licensed internationally as a repair, production and development enterprise. The Group's portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of services in the areas of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and conversion, engines and components.