Friday, September 23, 2011

Lufthansa Technik to support Japan Airlines' 787 fleet

Posted By- Neelam Mathews
Sept 23, 2011

Lufthansa Technik will provide component support for Japan Airlines 787s with 35 of the aircraft on order.

LHT has concluded a Total Component Support  (TCS) contract with JAL for ten years.

Boston will be the first destination to which JAL will fly to with the Boeing 787. The service will be launched from Tokyo Narita airport on April  22, 2012.

Lufthansa Technik will take on the role of providing material support, including repairs and logistics services, for JAL's fleet of Boeing 787's from the moment its first aircraft is delivered. Lufthansa Technik will supply its customers with materials from Tokyo as well as from its existing material locations in Frankfurt and Hamburg.

"We shall be offering a comprehensive service worldwide for the Boeing 787 as well, as this aircraft is set to become one of the most important long-haul types over the next years. ….." , said Burkhard Andrich, Senior Vice President Aircraft Component Services of Lufthansa Technik.

"Previously, Lufthansa Technik assisted JAL for the smooth operations of the fleet of A300-600" said Nobuhiro Sato, Executive Officer and Senior Vice President Engineering and Maintenance, JAL With the high quality component maintenance that they have
provided in a consistently timely manner at right locations, we know from experience that a close collaboration with Lufthansa Technik will yield a reliable and cost-effective operation of our 787s as well."

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