Being operational since a few weeks, the Airline Support Team currently offers CFM56-5A/5B engine on-wing/on-site services, including module and blade replacement, top and bottom-case repairs, to Lufthansa Technik's customer Air Canada.
Wolfgang Weynell, Vice President Marketing & Sales of Lufthansa Technik, said: "The North American, and especially the Canadian market with one of our most important international customers, Air Canada, is a cornerstone in our global business. The implementation of the new engine support team in Montreal is one of our measures to optimize our technical services and to guarantee Air Canada the best possible support on site."
The final AST organisation is planned to have a team of at least 12 engine specialists. Spare parts will be delivered through Lufthansa Technik's global network. Lufthansa Technik is working on business opportunities to expand the service portfolio of the Airline Support Team to other engine types and for other customers in the region.
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with about 30 subsidiaries and about 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading manufacturer-independent providers of services for the aviation industry. Lufthansa Technik is licensed internationally as a repair, production and development enterprise. The Group's portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of services in the areas of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and conversion, engines and components