Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, one of the leading low-cost carriers in Europe, and Lufthansa Technik AG have recently extended the current wheels & brakes services contract for the airline's Boeing 737 fleet.
The new contract runs over a period of seven years and also covers pooling and home-base lease services for Norwegian Air Shuttle's growing Boeing 737-800 fleet which currently comprises 69 aircraft.
To guarantee an optimized supply chain to Norwegian Air Shuttle Lufthansa Technik has developed an extended logistics concept, which now ensures a "door-to-door" connection between the Lufthansa Technik site in Frankfurt and Norwegian Air Shuttle's main bases in Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen.
"In the past we have made good experience with Lufthansa Technik's support in different technical services and they facilitate Norwegian's sustained growth. That is the reason why we have decided to continue and even expand the contract for wheels & brakes services with Lufthansa Technik", said Asgeir Nyseth, Chief Operating Officer of Norwegian Air Shuttle.
Wolfgang Weynell, Vice President Marketing & Sales at Lufthansa Technik, commented: "Over the past years we have established a very close relationship between our two companies. This latest contract is a great proof that our success-story will continue. We will do our best to remain Norwegian Air Shuttle's preferred technical partner also in the future."
The two companies started their comprehensive business cooperation with a total component support for Boeing 737-300 six years ago.
Later on, landing gear services, wheels & brakes services for the Boeing 737-800 and engine maintenance services for the CFM56-7B engines of Norwegian's fleet were added. Additionally, also a Total Base Maintenance Support TBS[TM] for the 737-800 fleet and a wheels & brakes services contract for the airline's increasing 787 fleet were signed in the past years.
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.