Lufthansa Technik welcomes the first two engines of SunExpress at its Hamburg engine overhaul center. Both CFM56-7B* turbofans are the first shipments originating from a comprehensive ten year Total Engine Support TES® agreement for the Turkish leisure carrier's entire Boeing 737-800 fleet signed earlier this year.
Within the scope of its Total Engine Support TES® product Lufthansa Technik takes care of the complete spectrum of engine services for SunExpress, from maintenance, repair and overhaul to engineering and logistics services as well as spare engine coverage if necessary. Moreover, SunExpress will benefit from the support of Lufthansa Technik's Airline Support Teams AST® in case of an engine-related AOG (Aircraft on Ground).
Lufthansa Technik's engine overhaul center in Hamburg is the world's largest manufacturer-independent workshop for the overhaul of commercial aircraft engines today. Its production facilities and processes for engine maintenance are set up according to the latest standards of quality management and lean production, guaranteeing SunExpress shortest turnaround times.
The long-term engine services agreement further strengthens the close partnership between SunExpress and Lufthansa Technik. In the recent years, the German MRO provider has already supported the fleet of SunExpress with comprehensive component services as well as aircraft painting.
SunExpress was founded in October 1989 as a subsidiary company of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines. Today SunExpress is the market leader in charter flights between Germany and Turkey as well as one of the largest scheduled carriers between Europe and southern Turkey. With a growing fleet of currently 22 Boeing 737-800s and three remaining 757-200s, the airline offers scheduled and charter flights between Turkey and Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and about 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading manufacturer-independent providers of services for the aviation industry. In 2009, the Group's overall revenues stood at 4 billion euros. 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.
* CFM and CFM56 are all trademarks of CFM International, a 50/50 Joint company of Snecma (SAFRAN Group) and General Electric.
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