Friday, April 28, 2017

Made in China- LHT 15 years

April 28 2017

It is a German-Chinese success story straight from a textbook: Today,
high-ranking guests from politics and public administration joined
customers, management and employees to celebrate the fifteenth
anniversary of the Lufthansa Technik Group's high-tech Asia Pacific subsidiary, Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen. The celebration took place at the company's workshops at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport.
Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen was initially founded for the sole purpose
of providing regional repairs of difficult-to-transport thrust
reversers. Now the company and its roughly 600 employees support
customers throughout the Asia Pacific region with component repairs,
Airframe Related Components (ARC®), engine part repairs and many
different Airline Support Team (AST®) services that are provided at
customer sites.
The company has extensive know-how, for example in the repair of
complex components made of fiber-reinforced composites. This and its
state-of-the-art equipment, ranging from a large autoclave to test
instruments for latest-generation avionics components, helped
Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen become the technology center of the
Lufthansa Technik Group in Asia in a very short time. The company
also supports numerous customer fleets with component supplies
through its own pool warehouse and comprehensive material management  services.
Business began in 2002 with 40 employees and a workshop area of 6,300
square meters. The company estimated optimistically that it would
employ around 100 people once the development phase was concluded,
and planned to repair up to ten thrust reverser halves of the
then-common CFM56-3 engine per month. As of April 2017, this joint
venture between Lufthansa Technik (80 percent) and Beijing Kailan
Aviation Technology (20 percent) has some 600 employees, a good
25,000 square meters of workshops and is looking to grow even further
- both in quantity and quality.
"Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen is a prime example within our Group of
the long-term success you can achieve through strategic action,
cooperative partnerships and great dedication," said Dr. Thomas
Stueger, member of the Executive Board at Lufthansa Technik, during
the official ceremony. "I congratulate the entire team on this
success and am sure that we will reach an ideal basis here for more
profitable growth for the benefit of our customers and the region."
"We have great plans for the future," confirmed Detlev Jeske,
Managing Director of Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen. "Currently we
already offer services for more than 3,000 part numbers, but we
intend to add even more. And we will also expand our portfolio of
mobile services. Our aim is to become the central point of contact
for our customers in every aspect of the reliable technical operation
of their fleets." Jeske thanked politicians, administrators, the
company's customers and his team for fifteen years of excellent
teamwork. "Such successful cooperation is based on high esteem and
mutual trust."
During its most recent expansion phase, Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen
built facilities to support the latest aircraft types Airbus A350,
Boeing 777 and Boeing 787. Among other things, the company invested
in another autoclave with a diameter of over five meters to
accommodate the large composite-material components used in these
Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen has approvals from the Civil Aviation
Administration of China (CAAC), America's Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and
the responsible aviation authorities of almost all the countries in
the Asia Pacific region.

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