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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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