Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has entrusted its entire spare parts logistics to Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services GmbH (LTLS) as part of a three-year agreement in effect since the beginning of February. Under the agreement, LTLS will take over all transport services for SWISS everywhere in the world, including standard transports and special services such as the transport of aircraft engines.
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services will also take on the local handling of material supply at the airline's hub in Zurich as well as at the airports in Basel and Geneva, encompassing packing, customs clearance, shipping and documentation. Moreover, the company will serve as the hazardous goods officer for SWISS, and is responsible in that capacity for the production of hazardous goods documents.
"We anticipate that the support we receive from Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services will significantly improve the performance of our material supply processes and ensure greater transparency in the transport chain. We expect to benefit from a less expensive cost base as well as synergies from the Lufthansa Group," says Peter Wojahn, Chief Technical Officer at SWISS.
"We are naturally very pleased that SWISS has entrusted us with the job of bundling all the transport services it needs into a seamless concept," adds Andreas Meisel, Managing Director of LTLS. "In this context, our Transport Management service delivers genuine added value."
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services relies on its Logistics Control Tower to ensure the optimal management of all transports. The Logistics Control Tower enables SWISS to maintain a complete overview and the control over its material flows, both between its own sites worldwide and from transport service providers and the SWISS sites in Switzerland. LTLS's Material Flow Management team controls and monitors all the transport services provided to SWISS, serving as a central contact 365 days a year around the clock for all the affected areas at the airline, from purchasing to routine logistics to emergency logistics (Aircraft on Ground). In addition, SWISS is now using the LTLS tracking platform L/tracking for maximum transparency.
Swiss International Air Lines:
SWISS (Swiss International Air Lines) flies to 74 destinations in 39 countries around the world from its hub in Zurich and the airports in Basel and Geneva. The airline currently operates a fleet of 92 aircraft from the A320 family along with the A330, A340 and the Avro RJ100. SWISS is a member of the world's leading airline network, Star Alliance, and has been part of the Lufthansa Group since 2007.
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services:
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik, is a leading provider of logistics solutions for the aviation industry offering a wide spectrum of services. The product portfolio ranges from transport management, including engine and AOG shipments, to complete warehouse management. Founded in 1998, Lufthansa Technik Logistik today employs more than 1,300 staff; it generated revenues of approximately 200 million euros in 2012.