Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen (LTS) is expanding its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) offer for the Asia-Pacific region even further.
LTS is a Chinese composite materials specialist headquartered at Bao'An International Airport in Shenzhen in southern China. The company is currently tripling its workshop and warehouse capacity to nearly 25,000 square meters and strengthening its presence in the areas of component supply, logistics services and Airline Support Teams (AST) for engine services across China and Asia.
"When the enlarged workshop and warehouse space opens in April, we will be able to expand our service portfolio significantly," says LTS President and CEO Dr. Bernd Riggers. "And demand in the region is rising noticeably."
Services in component supply and repair will be extended significantly, as will the company's comprehensive supply chain management in cooperation with Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS). A new Logistic Service Center with a bonded warehouse will greatly simplify and speed up material supply, transports and customs procedures for airline and MRO customers.
The new Airline Support Team (AST) services will allow Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen to offer airlines and leasing companies in the region efficient engine services - with inspections, documentation, warehousing, logistics services and flexible local service teams.
A new large autoclave will also be commissioned when the new buildings and workshops become operational. This equipment will make it possible to work on large composite material components such as those used in the A380 or Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft. Technical services for avionics components and hydraulic and pneumatic devices are also being expanded.
Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen was founded in 2002 as an operative joint venture of Lufthansa Technik and Beijing Kailan Aviation Technology and currently has 330 employees. The company has approvals from the Chinese (CAAC), American (FAA) and European (EASA) aviation authorities as well as numerous other Asian aviation authorities, and is a member of the worldwide Airbus spare parts repair network.
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and associates and over 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading 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.
LTS will have doubled its workshop and warehouse capacity from 7,000 to nearly 15,000 square meters. The new buildings are scheduled to be finished by the beginning of 2014.
Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen has established a new Engine Parts & Accessories Repair (EPAR) product to expand its nacelle services.
Over the next 10 years, Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen will provide components locally with more than 500 Line Replaceable Units to Shenzhen Airlines.