Lufthansa Technik to Support Air New Zealand with Pooling of Rotable Components

Lufthansa Technik is to provide a Total Component Support agreement (TCS®) for a selected number of components for Air New Zealand with immediate effect. The contract is for components utilized on the New Zealand national carrier's Boeing 777-200 and 777-300 aircraft. The signing of the contract signifies the first time that Air New Zealand has engaged the services of Lufthansa Technik.

"It is an exciting time for Air New Zealand with our new Boeing 777-300 aircraft entering service this month, and we are pleased to have Lufthansa Technik as one of our key support partners," says Vanessa Stoddart, Group GM Tech Ops and People.

"We are delighted to have a new partner in Air New Zealand and will be working towards a long-term support partnership with them," said Robin Johansson, Director Sales South East Asia & Australia/Pacific at Lufthansa Technik. "The contract is also very special for us as with Air New Zealand we have succeeded in gaining a key customer in New Zealand for the first time."

Air New Zealand

With a fleet of 98 aircraft, Air New Zealand flies to destinations in New Zealand, Australia, the South Pacific, Asia, North America and Europe. Within its home country the airline serves 27 cities, giving it the most extensive route network in New Zealand. Air New Zealand operates daily flights to Auckland direct from London Heathrow via Los Angeles and five flights per week via Hong Kong. Flights from Germany are operated through its Star Alliance partners.

Lufthansa Technik

With some 30 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. In 2009 the company achieved total sales of 4 billion euros. Lufthansa Technik's portfolio covers the entire service spectrum of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and conversion, engines and components for passenger aircraft.