Lufthansa Technik has opened a new centre for aircraft maintenance and component services at the Italian airport Malpensa. The services of Lufthansa Technik Milan (LTMIL) include component and planed maintenance services up to A-checks, aircraft-on-ground support and troubleshooting. Initially, aircraft from the Airbus A320 and A330/A340 families as well as Boeing 737 will be maintained. In case of an adequate market demand LTMIL will also extend its services to other aircraft types.
"We are very grateful to Lufthansa Technik for opening a new maintenance centre in Malpensa. This decision strengthens the partnership with Lufthansa Group - said Giuseppe Bonomi, Sea Milan Airports Chairman. After Lufthansa Italia and Lufthansa Cargo, now, thanks to Lufthansa Technik Milan s.r.l., Malpensa can rely on a great company, worldwide appreciated for its experience. All airlines operating in Malpensa will have the opportunity to choose the know how of Lufthansa Technik for the maintenance of their aircrafts."
"Our experience in the area of aircraft maintenance and the very good infrastructure at the Malpensa airport offer an excellent business environment for the new center to serve Lufthansa Italia and other customers in the daily business," said August Wilhelm Henningsen, Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik, on the occasion of the ceremonial opening of Lufthansa Technik Milan on 15 October. "We strongly believe in the economic success of Lufthansa Technik Milan. Our planned investments are a clear sign of our serious and long-term commitment at the Malpensa airport."
The basis of LTMIL forms Lufthansa Technik Component Services Milan (LTCSM). Since spring 2008 the company is operational and responsible for the regional material support in Milan. It works according to EASA 145-standard. By extending the aircraft maintenance, Lufthansa Technik is now able to offer a significantly wider range of technical services at Malpensa. This is also reflected in the change of the name to "Lufthansa Technik Milan."
In the medium-term LTMIL plans to raise its number of employees from currently 30 to 160. Lufthansa Technik offers a broad portfolio of technical services reaching from single maintenance events to full support programs. Lufthansa Technik will invest about eight million euro over the next five years in Milan. For the maintenance services LTMI has rented a 6400 square meter-hangar which offers space for up to four narrowbody or one widebody plus two narrowbody aircraft.
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 2008, the Group's overall revenues stood at 3.7 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.