Emirates has contracted Lufthansa Technik to overhaul the landing gear of its Boeing 777-300ER fleet. The agreement has been signed for ten years on a non-exclusive basis. Lufthansa Technik's landing gear business unit in Hayes, near London, United Kingdom will perform all necessary maintenance, repair and overhaul works on the 777-300ER landing gears.
"Emirates being the 777-300ER worldwide fleet leader, our requirements for landing gear overhauls are strategic as they become due every ten years on each aircraft in accordance with the maintenance program.
In order to maintain the highest levels of reliability and quality for our operations, we expect our suppliers to provide the most robust supply chain solutions.
Following our successful experience with Lufthansa Technik on previous programs, we are confident that this new agreement will deliver on these goals," said Adel Al Redha, Emirates' Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.
Walter Heerdt, Lufthansa Technik's Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales said: "In 2005 we signed the first landing gear contract with Emirates to provide services for the 21 Emirates' 777 "classic" aircraft (-200/-200ER/-300). Then in 2010 we also signed another overhaul service contract for the center landing gears of the Emirates' A340-300 fleet.
We are very proud that we have been able to fulfill Emirates' high quality requirements in the past years. This successful partnership has been the base to extend these kinds of services to now the Emirates' 777-300ER fleet."
Emirates connects people and places around the globe, inspiring travel and facilitating trade across 141 destinations in 80 countries. On-board its modern and efficient fleet of 212 aircraft, Emirates offers award-winning comfort and service, delivered by friendly cabin crew representing over 130 nationalities. Today, Emirates operates the world's largest fleets of the iconic A380 and popular Boeing 777s.
On the ground, Emirates connects millions of people each year through its other operations including Emirates Holidays, its destination marketing arm, and tour operator Arabian Adventures. Seamless trade connections are supported through Emirates SkyCargo, its cargo division.
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading 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.