Chicago, IL, August 1, 2012 … AirLiance Materials announced today that the company has signed a long term agreement with Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland (LTAI) to assume responsibility for the supply of surplus material supporting LTAI’s engine MRO requirements as well as the marketing and sale of surplus parts, components and modules from LTAI’s maintenance, repair & overhaul activities and associated inventories.
LTAI currently supports the CFM56 engine type in its -2, -3 and -7B variants, the International Aero Engines V2500 type, and Pratt & Whitney engine types JT9D-7/7J and JT9D-7Q/59A/70A.
Specifically, AirLiance Material’s responsibilities include surplus material supply and sourcing, the marketing and sale of surplus material, coordination and implementation of required electronic data interfaces between LTAI and AirLiance, repair management of LTAI material as required, quality documentation review and assessment for viability, and assuring applicable export compliance.
AirLiance President and CEO, Roscoe Musselwhite stated that, “We’re excited on a couple of different levels about the agreement with LTAI. First, we’re honored to become an integral part of a world-respected MRO operation that offers its customers an impressive array of support programs and to date has serviced over 3,500 engines. In addition, this agreement will be an invaluable aid to AirLiance in its ongoing efforts to increase its material support capabilities for airlines and air transport operators that fly and maintain these engines.”
LTAI Managing Director, Wolfgang Moerig, noted that, “In addition to aiding in the continuing streamlining of operations and helping our organization better optimize its engine asset programs, we feel confident that the relationship may well generate further integration opportunities that will significantly help our customers and individual operations over the long haul.” He continued, “We’re pleased to be partnering with AirLiance, an organization that is entirely focused on efficient supply-chain distribution solutions.”
About LTAI With more than 30 years of experience, Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland (LTAI) near Dublin is one of the leading European facilities in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of jet engines for civil aviation. In addition to engine repair and overhaul services LTAI also offers its contracted customers access to LTAI’s own pool of spare engines and for the CFM56-3 can offer comprehensive lease, exchange or sale packages. Customers can also avail of LTAI’s outstation support services to solve technical problems in the field, ensuring minimum disruption to flight operations. Furthermore, LTAI offers comprehensive, inventory management and logistic services.
About AirLiance Materials. Created to provide new levels of customer service and employing the latest technology and materials management techniques, AirLiance Materials is a leading supplier of high-quality, traceable, surplus parts to the global air transport and MRO industry. With over 1000 customers, the company operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Headquartered in its 187,000 sq. ft. facility, AirLiance Materials is located near the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. The company also maintains a sales and customer support facility in Jupiter, Florida, and offers its products and services through an international network of offices around the world and their e-commerce site at www.airliance.com.
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