Starting with November 2013, Lufthansa Technik, a worldwide leading supplier of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for commercial aircraft, becomes an affiliated member of ALTA - the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association.
Eduardo Iglesias, Executive Director of ALTA, commented Lufthansa Technik's joining: "We are pleased that Lufthansa Technik has joined ALTA's ranks. Lufthansa Technik is a progressive MRO provider, committed to premium quality, innovation and adding value to maximize efficiency for its clients. Lufthansa Technik, as an affiliated member, will contribute to the tradition of collaboration for the joint advancement of the aviation industry in Latin America."
Joerg Femerling, Vice President Sales Latin America & the Caribbean of Lufthansa Technik said: "Becoming a member of ALTA is a logical step for Lufthansa Technik. The aviation market in the Latin American and Caribbean region is permanently growing. We see ALTA as the optimal platform to strengthen sustainably our contacts with the leading airlines in this part of the world and as an excellent chance to increase our presence in the region."
The new ALTA membership is the latest step of Lufthansa Technik to strengthen its footprint in the booming Latin American aviation market. The company is presently progressing its technical and sales presence within the Lain American region.
ALTA (Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association) is a private, non-profit organization, whose more than 40 member airlines represent over 90 percent of the region's commercial air traffic.
ALTA coordinates the collaborative efforts of its members in order to facilitate the development of a safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly air transport in the Latin America and Caribbean region for the mutual benefit of the association's members, their customers and the air transport industry.
About Lufthansa Technik:
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with about 30 subsidiaries and 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.