Lufthansa Technik AG is now the sole owner of the American company AirLiance Materials, one of the world's largest suppliers of quality-assured used aircraft spare parts. Lufthansa Technik announced that it had taken over the shares previously held by the two minority owners United Airlines and Air Canada.
"Since its beginnings nearly 14 years ago, AirLiance has reliably achieved its revenues and results targets and demonstrated its value as a supplier able to offer airlines and aircraft operators significant cost advantages," said Wilken Bormann, head of Controlling and Subsidiaries at Lufthansa Technik, commenting on the takeover of the shares. "With an additional financial and strategic commitment from Lufthansa Technik, AirLiance will be able to expand its worldwide service portfolio even further."
AirLiance Materials' new President and CEO is the company's long-standing Chief Operating Officer Roscoe Musselwhite. He succeeds David Sisson, who has been at the helm of the company since its founding in 1998 and is now retiring.
AirLiance Materials is headquartered in Rochelle, Illinois, near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The company supplies airlines and MROs with high-end, traceable aircraft parts for heavy maintenance checks, overhauls, and repairs of aircraft engines and airframes.
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and associates and over 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading manufacturer-independent providers of technical services for the aviation industry. Its portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of services for commercial aircraft: maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and refit, engines and components.
Lufthansa Technik is in the process to concentrate and build up its component repair activities in Tulsa, OK.
Musselwhite assumes responsibility for all aspects of operations, sales and sales support for the U.S. based, leading spare parts provider.