Lufthansa Technik Component Services (LTCS), headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has significantly expanded its portfolio of technical services for aircraft components and plans to grow even further.
LTCS has bundled all its services for the repair and supply of aircraft components at this site in the heart of the American continent, with the result that the square footage of its workshops and warehouses has significantly increased in recent years. In addition to component services, the company now also offers services for the disassembly of aircraft and the sale of their components and engines.
"With our expanded service offer in the center of one of the world's most important aviation markets, we can meet the needs of our customers on site in the Americas even better," said Dr. Thomas Stueger, Lufthansa Technik Chief Executive Product and Services, after a meeting elected officials in Oklahoma on 1 August in Tulsa.
"For this reason, we definitely see potential for a further expansion of our service portfolio for the American market at this successful location."
Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb said: "Lufthansa Technik's decision to expand its business in the Tulsa area is wonderful news for the state's thriving aerospace sector, and proof of Oklahoma's strong business climate for growth. We are proud that Lufthansa Technik Component Services is finding tremendous success in Oklahoma, and we look forward to building upon our great partnership with this company."
The President and CEO of LTCS, Michael Scheferhoff, is satisfied with the company's prospects and the increasing demand for its services:
"Thanks to the outstanding support and close cooperation we enjoy with Component Services from Lufthansa Technik Group, we have a very broad product portfolio at our disposal and logistics services that span the whole world."
"The great support we have received from the state of Oklahoma, the city of Tulsa and the Tulsa Metro Chamber has contributed terrifically to our success. We would like to thank everybody involved very sincerely for that, and we hope to continue our teamwork in the future," adds Dirk Ripa, Chief Commercial Officer at LTCS.
Tulsa Metro Chamber President and CEO Mike Neal stated: "Lufthansa Technik's continued growth in the Tulsa region will have a significant impact on the economy of northeast Oklahoma. We thank this industry leader for its commitment to the Tulsa region and for its important contribution to our thriving aerospace sector."
Tulsa Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr., stated: "Northeast Oklahoma is among the nation's leaders in the aerospace industry, and we continually strive to improve our business-friendly environment as well as our region's capabilities in attracting quality businesses, such as Lufthansa Technik Component Services. We congratulate this leading company on its success, and we look forward to continued growth and opportunity for this global presence in the Tulsa area."
Lufthansa Technik Component Services offers a complete repair process with competitive turnaround times for hydraulic, pneumatic and avionic components as well as emergency and galley equipment.
Services range from component repairs to part returns. The company maintains warehouses in Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco and New York (JFK), from which large numbers of components are available around the clock. LTCS, which was founded in 1999, is certified by both United States (FAA) and European (EASA) aviation authorities.
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