Lufthansa CityLine Selects StandardAero For Long Term APU Maintenance Agreements

WINNIPEG, MB — StandardAero, a leading MRO service provider, today announced two new contracts with Lufthansa CityLine for maintenance on auxiliary power units (APUs). The contracts together are worth USD $9 million.

One contract is a StandardAero trademarked Total Engine Asset Management (TEAM) program. The contract is a five-year, pay-by-the-hour agreement for service on Lufthansa CityLine GTCP36-150RJ APUs produced by Honeywell, on the carrier’s fleet of CRJ200 aircraft.

The other contract is a 10-year TEAM maintenance cost guarantee program for Lufthansa’s Honeywell RE220 APUs on the carrier’s Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft.

“StandardAero is pleased to support Lufthansa CityLine’s CRJ aircraft through our trademarked TEAM program, which offers a customized APU maintenance programs,” says Ian Smart, Standard Aero Airlines & Fleets senior vice president. “Standard Aero has a strong support network in Europe and we intend to continue to grow our presence in the region.”

Lufthansa CityLine operates a fleet of 24 CRJ200 aircraft and 12 CRJ900 aircraft. Lufthansa has also ordered an additional 15 CRJ900 aircraft.

“StandardAero provided Lufthansa CityLine with comprehensive cost coverage and guarantees,” says Franz-Ulrich Stang, propulsion engineering manager, Lufthansa CityLine. “With its TEAM programs that build in cost predictability yet flexibility, StandardAero provides the service and costing we require to operate effectively.”

StandardAero will perform the APU maintenance at its Maryville, TN, operation. StandardAero is Honeywell authorized on both the RE220 and the CTCP-36-150RJ APUs and processes more than 700 APUs at the operation each year.