AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — 11 October 2012 — Lufthansa Technik AG and CFM International have signed a new cooperation agreement for the support of CFM56 engines.
Under the terms of the agreement, CFM and Lufthansa Technik will jointly develop component repairs, overhaul technology and other technical support for their respective maintenance, repair and overhaul operations. CFM will supply OEM replacement parts, component repairs, and repair technology to Lufthansa Technik.
“This agreement is really a win-win proposition,” said Jean-Paul Ebanga, president and CEO of CFM. “We look forward to working closely with one of the most experienced and respected maintenance providers in the world todevelop repair technologies, while delivering genuine CFM materials to Lufthansa Technik and its customers.”
“We have developed a good working relationship with CFM over the years,” said Dr. Johannes Bussmann, Chief Executive HR, Engine- & VIP Services, Lufthansa Technik. “With this comprehensive agreement, we look forward to increasing our use of CFM materials and technology and working jointly with CFM to reduce our airlines’ engine maintenance costs.”
About Lufthansa Technik
Lufthansa Technik (http://www.lufthansa-technik.com>) is one of the leading providers of maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for jet engines. With tailored maintenance programs and state-of-the-art repair methods, Lufthansa Technikensures the unbroken reliability and availability of its customers’ fleets. Lufthansa Technik is an internationally licensed maintenance, production and development organization. The six business units of Lufthansa Technik (Maintenance, Overhaul, Component Services, Engine Services, VIP Services and Landing Gear Services) serve about 750 customers worldwide.
The CFM56 engine family is a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran group) and GE. CFM is the world’s largest commercial aircraft engine supplier, and the company has delivered approximately 24,000 engines to more than 530 operators around the globe. The CFM56 fleet has logged more than 600 million flight hours in the past 30 years as the most reliable engines in the air.