Representatives from Air Tahiti Nui, the international airline of Tahiti, and Lufthansa Technik, a leading provider of technical services for commercial aircraft, have signed a long-term engine repair and overhaul contract for the 21 CFM56-5C engines of Air Tahiti Nui's A340-300 fleet.
The contract runs over a period of eight years and also comprises additional engine related services like component maintenance, logistics including transportation, pooling and lease support, engine maintenance management, airline support team (AST), advanced
work-scoping and spare engine coverage.
The services will be delivered via the global Lufthansa Technik network. Spare parts will come from Frankfurt and Hamburg, overhaul and repair work will be executed at the Lufthansa Technik sites in Hamburg.
On the occasion of the contract signing ceremony Etienne Howan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from Air Tahiti Nui said: " As part of a tender Air Tahiti Nui has decided to entrust the maintenance of its Engines to the best offerer, always with the concern to preserve the high technical quality of such maintenance. We are satisfied with the results of the tender which enables us to sign up with a group recognized worldwide for the quality of its teams and its experience."
Robin Johansson, Direct Sales South East Asia & Australia/Pacific at Lufthansa Technik added: "We are very proud that we have been selected by Air Tahiti Nui to provide engine services for its Airbus A340 fleet. The CFM56-5C is one of the core engine types in our product portfolio. Due to our experience we will be able to offer the high level of support which our customer is expecting from us."
About Air Tahiti Nui
Air Tahiti Nui links the South Pacific with four continents as the leading carrier to and from French Polynesia, with daily non-stop service to Tahiti from Los Angeles, and is one of only two airlines to offer a selection of non-stop flights connecting Los Angeles and Paris with Tahiti. Air Tahiti Nui has been selected as one of the "World's Best" international airlines by readers of Travel+Leisure in 2011, 2010 and 2008 and as Best Airline in the South Pacific, 2011 by readers of Global Traveller. The airline has headquarters in Papeete and operates from Faa'a International Airport on the island of Tahiti. Air Tahiti Nui was founded in 1996 and commenced flight operations in 1998. Air Tahiti Nui is an IATA member and satisfies the highest safety requirements with its IOSA certification. By 2013, a full cabin upgrade, while lowering fuel usage and surcharges, is set to enter service.
About Lufthansa Technik
With more than 30 subsidiaries and affiliated companies and more than 26,000 staff worldwide, the Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the world's leading independent providers of aircraft-related technical services. Lufthansa Technik's portfolio covers the entire service spectrum of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and conversion, engines and components for passenger aircraft.