South African Airways (SAA) and Lufthansa Technik AG are continuing their cooperation in the area of engine overhaul. A contract to provide support services for the 23 CFM56-7B engines in SAA's Boeing 737-800 fleet that has been in place since 2001 has been extended and will now continue until the aircraft are taken out of service.
Under the terms of the Total Engine Support TES® contract Lufthansa Technik not only overhauls the engines in Hamburg but also guarantees the continuous availability of the highly flexible Airline Support Teams AST®, which can provide rapid technical assistance anytime, anywhere in the world if needed. This service will be available not only for the aircraft used directly at SAA but also for those of its subsidiary, Mango.
Together with its subsidiary Lufthansa Technical Training, Lufthansa Technik will furthermore launch a close strategic cooperation with SAAT, laying the basis for the potential expansion of the existing cooperation.
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. Its portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of services for commercial aircraft: maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and conversion, engines and components.