Emirates and Lufthansa Technik Sign Landing Gear Maintenance Contract for Airbus A340-300

Emirates Airline has contracted Lufthansa Technik AG to overhaul the center landing gears of its Airbus A340-300 fleet. The agreement has been signed for two years and includes services for eight aircraft. Lufthansa Technik's landing gear business unit in Hamburg, Germany will be responsible for all necessary maintenance, repair and overhaul works on the A340-300 center landing gears.

"This agreement forms an important part of our robust aircraft maintenance programme. At Emirates our goal is to continuously enhance our operations in terms of cost-efficiency, reliability and speed of technical services, for the benefit of our customers. We are confident that this new contract with Lufthansa Technik will deliver on these goals," said Adel Al Redha, Emirates' Executive Vice President, Engineering and Operations.

Walter Heerdt, Lufthansa Technik's Senior Vice President Marketing&Sales said: "In 2005 we signed the first landing gear contract with Emirates to provide services for a significant part of the Emirates' B777 fleet. We are very proud that we have been able to fulfill Emirates' high quality requirements in the past years. This successful partnership has been the base to extend these kinds of services to another aircraft family within the Emirates' fleet."

Since 2005 Lufthansa Technik has provided landing gear services via its subsidiary Lufthansa Technik Landing Gear Services UK (formerly Hawker Pacific UK) for 21 of Emirates' Boeing 777-200, -200ER and -300 aircraft.

The B777 service contract entails the exchange, overhaul and support for the landing gears which operate with different maximum take-off weights and runs until 2013.

Lufthansa Technik: The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 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.