Lufthansa Technik Malta (LTM), a subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik, is expanding its hangar capacity for maintenance and overhaul work on Airbus widebody aircraft. With the addition to the smallest of the three hangars in Malta, which has been used to date only for narrowbody aircraft, the building will be able to accommodate aircraft up to the size of an Airbus A330 or A340.
The additional, flexible maintenance dock in the enlarged hangar means that engineers and mechanics at the company's site at Malta International Airport in Luqa can work on up to three widebody aircraft simultaneously.
"With the expansion of one of our hangars, we can meet the growing demand for technical services for aircraft from the Airbus A330/A340 family with more flexibility," says LTM CEO Stephan Drewes. Lufthansa Technik Malta has around 600 employees and more than 60,000 square meters of hangar space in Luqa. With this most recent expansion, it sees itself well positioned for the future. In addition to maintenance and overhaul work, its spectrum of services includes structural repairs, composite material repairs, aircraft painting and complex cabin modifications.
LTM started operation 10 years ago and successfully performed over 865 checks and modifications on aircraft for an increasing number of customers around the world. In 2012, LTM provided a total of 750,000 hours of work for Lufthansa Technik and expects a record breaking workload for next year.
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and associates and over 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading manufacturer-independent providers of technical services for the aviation industry. Lufthansa Technik's portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of services for commercial aircraft in the areas of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and conversion, engines and components.
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