China Airlines selects Total Component Support TCS® from Lufthansa Technik

Lufthansa Technik AG and China Airlines have signed a long-term-contract for component services for the airline's Airbus A330/A340 fleet. With immediate effect, Lufthansa Technik will provide Total Component Support TCS® for eighteen Airbus A330-300 and six Airbus A340-300 of China Airlines.

Under the TCS® agreement, Lufthansa Technik's component experts in Hamburg will take care of supplying an extensive range of services; maintenance repair and overhaul, consignment stock optimizations, supply chain management and home base stock allocation, reliability enhancement programs, documentation and warranty management.

Derek Cridland, Senior Vice President Maintenance and Engineering of China Airlines, said: "We in China Airlines are committed to improving our customer service while at the same time continuing our drive to manage costs more effectively. We are confident that with their strong technical and engineering capabilities, Lufthansa Technik will deliver high quality and efficient services to our aircraft fleet."

"We are proud that we won the trust of China Airlines to support their Airbus A330/A340 aircraft with our extensive component services", said Wolfgang Weynell, Vice President Marketing and Sales of Lufthansa Technik. The recently signed contract with China Airlines is further expanding the market presence of Lufthansa Technik in the Asian market for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO).

China Airlines: China Airlines, headquartered in Taipei, is the largest airline in Taiwan, with 50 years of history. It flies to 85 destinations in 27 countries and provides the highest standards of quality and service.

Lufthansa Technik: 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.