Lufthansa Technik: Arik Air Chooses Total Technical Support TTS

Arik Air, the new Nigerian airline, Lufthansa Technik, the leading provider for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of airplanes, components and engines, and Lufthansa CityLine have signed an exclusive technical support agreement for the new Boeing 737-300 and Bombardier CRJ200 and CRJ900 fleet. Arik Air will begin its operations on October 17th.

Over the next five years Lufthansa Technik will serve initially two Boeing 737-300 airplanes via a Total Technical Support TTS contract including complete line maintenance at the carrier's hub Lagos. In addition Lufthansa Technik will provide component repair and overhaul, component pooling as well as Maintenance Management Services MMS.

Teaming up with regional jet expert Lufthansa CityLine three brand-new Bombardier CRJ900s and three pre-owned CRJ200s will be maintained in Lagos as well. While the Total Component Support TCS for the CRJs will be provided by Lufthansa Technik, Lufthansa CityLine will take over the complete line maintenance support at the carrier's hub Lagos and engineering services.

Following an increased airline demand Lufthansa Technik just recently launched together with Bombardier Aerospace the new Total Support Program (TSP) for the CRJ aircraft family. This agreement covers the whole CRJ Series of aircraft from the CRJ100/200 up to the CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft. Based on its Total Component Support TCS Lufthansa Technik's Total Support Package provides encompassing MRO services for avionics, landing gears, wheels & brakes, APUs etc. as well as the participation in one of the worldwide largest component pools.

Together with Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey an encompassing engine service network for the General Electric CF34-3/-8 is offered globally.

About Arik Air, Wings of Nigeria

Arik Air is a wholly owned Nigerian airline with a commitment to the people of Nigeria to deliver new standards in aviation. From October 2006 Arik Air will fly the first new commercial aircraft in Nigeria for over 20 years on domestic routes throughout Nigeria leading to a full network of ten destinations and three international routes on the African Continent. The airline also plans to commence intercontinental routes from Spring 2007.