The new Cameroon based Camair-Co airlines, which will start operation by 28th of March, 2011, and Lufthansa Technik have signed a contract regarding line maintenance and component services for Camair-Co's B737 NG and B767 aircraft.
Within the two-year line maintenance contract Lufthansa Technik intends to hire and instruct up to ten local employees who will take over the line maintenance services from Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International staff who initially will provide the maintenance work at Camair-Co's homebase in Douala / Cameroon.
In the next ten years Camair-Co will be provided with Lufthansa Technik´s comprehensive Total Component Support TCS® for its fleet of four aircraft. Under the Total Component Support TCS® agreement Lufthansa Technik's experts will take care of all aspects of supplying Camair-Co with components for the airline's daily operations, from access to the pool of components, repair and overhaul of the units removed from the aircraft on to engineering and troubleshooting support.
Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) activities of components will take place at Lufthansa Technik's component shops in Frankfurt and Hamburg in Germany. A home base will be placed at Camair-Co's Douala airport facilities. A worldwide pool access is also part of the agreement.
"We are happy to work with Lufthansa Technik, one of the leading providers of technical services for commercial aircraft. This agreement will help us right from the beginning to achieve the high level of quality and technical reliability, which we want to offer our customers," said Alex van Elk, CEO of Camair-Co.
Frédéric Vo Van, Lufthansa Technik Sales Executive Middle East & Africa, added: "Due to the steady growth of the aviation business the African market is very interesting for us. The new contract with Camair-Co demonstrates that we are offering the right product portfolio for African airlines. I am convinced that our tailored services will help Camair-Co to enter successfully the African aviation market."
The two companies are in talks for further maintenance, repair and overhaul services.
Amongst others, Arik Air, Ethopian Airlines, South African Airways and Senegal Airlines are also customers of Lufthansa Technik in the African continent.
About Camair-Co. Camair-Co, Cameroon's new national flag carrier will start its operation on the 28th of March 2011. The operation will cover the domestic flight from Douala to Maroua, Garoua, and international to Paris 5 times per week.
About Lufthansa Technik. The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and about 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading manufacturer-independent 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.