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Lufthansa Technik to support 787 fleet of Ethiopian Airlines
Long-term contract for the first 787 customer in Africa
Lufthansa Technik is expanding its involvement in the provision of
technical support for the Boeing 787. After Japan Airlines, Ethiopian
Airlines (ET) is the second Boeing 787 customer to have appointed
Lufthansa Technik to provide component support for its modern
long-haul fleet. The Total Component Support TCS® contract signed in
Addis Abeba with the Ethiopian airline will run for a term of ten
Following the delivery of Ethiopian Airlines' first 787, named
"Africa's First", in August, Lufthansa Technik has taken on the role
of providing material support by using the existing material pool in
Germany. Services include repair and logistics services for three
Dreamliners already in Etiopian fleet and the remaining seven on
order after they have been delivered.
Lufthansa Technik has already been assisting the Star Alliance member
with support in optimization of the MRO organization with a team on
site. The Hamburg based company already provides component support
for Ethiopian Airlines' Q400 and MD11 aircraft.
"Ethipian new contract with Lufthansa Technik for the 787 is a
continuation of existing relationship between the two and will
greatly enhance Ethipian MRO by improve its dispatch reliability,
reduce maintenance cost and enhance its supply chain management
effectiveness and efficiency of the ultra-modern aircraft", said
Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.
"We are delighted by the trust that has been placed in us with this
second long-term contract for extensive component support for the
Boeing 787," said Dr. Burkhard Andrich, Head of Aircraft Component
Services at Lufthansa Technik AG. "And we are confident that, with
our experience, we will also be able to make a substantial
contribution towards the reliable and economic operation of this
ultra-modern aircraft of Ethiopian Airlines, one of the most
important long-haul aircraft for the years ahead."
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