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Spirit Airlines signs extended contract for thrust reverser overhaul
- Maintenance, repair and overhaul support for V2500 thrust reversers
of Airbus A320 family aircraft
Spirit Airlines, ultra-low cost carrier and one of the fastest
growing airlines in the United States, and Lufthansa Technik AG have
signed an exclusive four-year Airframe Related Components (ARC®)
contract for 28 A320 family aircraft (A319, A320 and A321) and
options for additional aircraft. Spirit Airlines fleet currently
consists of 49 aircraft.
Charles Rue, Vice President Supply Chain of Spirit Airlines, points
out: "Lufthansa Technik was able to tailor its services exactly to
Spirit's needs and requirements in order for us to continue our high
utilization operation while also keeping costs at a minimum, which is
of most importance for a growing carrier such as Spirit Airlines. The
support agreement for the thrust reverser will extend our already
existing business relationship."
Robert Gaag, Director Sales USA and Canada from Lufthansa Technik,
added: "The growing partnership with Spirit Airlines is of great
value for both parties, and we are extremely proud that Spirit
Airlines has once more showed us the trust and confidence to perform
these critical services for them. With our global MRO network we are
prepared to guarantee Spirit Airlines the high level of quality
support they can expect from us."
Lufthansa Technik will support Spirit Airlines at its main base of
operations, Fort Lauderdale International Airport, in addition to its
thrust reverser facilities in Sun Valley, California, Hamburg,
Germany, and Shenzhen, China.
Starting in April 2013, a dedicated amount of thrust reverser spares
in combination with a 24/7 customer service desk will ensure maximum
fleet availability at minimum cost to Spirit Airlines. In addition to
the thrust reverser agreement, Lufthansa Technik also supports Spirit
Airlines with an exclusive Total Component Support TCS® contract, as
well as an APU repair and overhaul agreement for the entire fleet.
Spirit Airlines empowers customers to save money on air travel by
offering ultra low base fares with a range of optional services,
allowing customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value.
This innovative approach grows the traveling market and stimulates
new economic activity while creating new jobs. Spirit's modern fleet,
configuration and other innovations enable Spirit to burn less fuel
per seat than competitors, making Spirit one of the most
environmentally-friendly U.S. carriers. Spirit's all-Airbus fleet
currently operates more than 200 daily flights to over 50
destinations in the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean.
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and about
26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading
manufacturer-independent providers of services for the aviation
industry. Lufthansa Technik is licensed internationally as a repair,
production and development enterprise. The Group's portfolio
encompasses the entire spectrum of services in the areas of
maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and conversion, engines
Lufthansa Technik AG
Weg beim Jaeger 193
22335 Hamburg, Germany
Lufthansa Technik AG, Hamburg
Amtsgericht Hamburg HRB 56865
Chairman of the Supervisory Board:
Dr. Christoph Franz
August Wilhelm Henningsen (Chairman)
Dr. Johannes Bussmann
Dr. Peter Jansen
Dr. Thomas Stueger
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