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Air Tahiti Nui and Lufthansa Technik sign long-term engine repair and
overhaul contract 
- Technical services for 21 CFM56-5C engines of A340 fleet over eight
Representatives from Air Tahiti Nui, the international airline of 
Tahiti, and Lufthansa Technik, a leading provider of technical 
services for commercial aircraft, have signed a long-term engine 
repair and overhaul contract for the 21 CFM56-5C engines of Air 
Tahiti Nui's A340-300 fleet. 
The contract runs over a period of eight years and also comprises 
additional engine related services like component maintenance, 
logistics including transportation, pooling and lease support, engine
maintenance management, airline support team (AST), advanced 
work-scoping and spare engine coverage.  
The services will be delivered via the global Lufthansa Technik 
network. Spare parts will come from Frankfurt and Hamburg, overhaul 
and repair work will be executed at the Lufthansa Technik sites in 
On the occasion of the contract signing ceremony Etienne Howan, 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from Air Tahiti Nui said: " As 
part of a tender Air Tahiti Nui has decided to entrust the 
maintenance of its Engines to the best offerer, always with the 
concern to preserve the high technical quality of such maintenance. 
We are satisfied with the results of the tender which enables us to 
sign up with a group recognized worldwide for the quality of its 
teams and its experience." 
Robin Johansson, Direct Sales South East Asia & Australia/Pacific at 
Lufthansa Technik added: "We are very proud that we have been 
selected by Air Tahiti Nui to provide engine services for its Airbus 
A340 fleet. The CFM56-5C is one of the core engine types in our 
product portfolio. Due to our experience we will be able to offer the
high level of support which our customer is expecting from us."    
About Air Tahiti Nui
Air Tahiti Nui links the South Pacific with four continents as the 
leading carrier to and from French Polynesia, with daily non-stop 
service to Tahiti from Los Angeles, and is one of only two airlines 
to offer a selection of non-stop flights connecting Los Angeles and 
Paris with Tahiti. Air Tahiti Nui has been selected as one of the 
"World's Best" international airlines by readers of Travel+Leisure in
2011, 2010 and 2008 and as Best Airline in the South Pacific, 2011 by
readers of Global Traveller. The airline has headquarters in Papeete 
and operates from Faa'a International Airport on the island of 
Tahiti. Air Tahiti Nui was founded in 1996 and commenced flight 
operations in 1998. Air Tahiti Nui is an IATA member and satisfies 
the highest safety requirements with its IOSA certification. By 2013,
a full cabin upgrade, while lowering fuel usage and surcharges, is 
set to enter service. 
About Lufthansa Technik
With more than 30 subsidiaries and affiliated companies and more than
26,000 staff worldwide, the Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the 
world's leading independent providers of aircraft-related technical 
services. Lufthansa Technik's portfolio covers the entire service 
spectrum of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and 
conversion, engines and components for passenger aircraft. 
Lufthansa Technik AG
Corporate Communications
Weg beim Jaeger 193
22335 Hamburg, Germany
Phone +49-40-5070-3667
Fax +49-40-5070-8534
Corporate Headquarters: 
Lufthansa Technik AG, Hamburg
Amtsgericht Hamburg HRB 56865
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: 
Dr. Christoph Franz
Executive Board: 
August Wilhelm Henningsen (Chairman) 
Dr. Peter Jansen 
Dr. Johannes Bussmann
Dr. Thomas Stueger 
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