New Lufthansa Technik Aircraft Overhaul Site in Puerto Rico for Short/Medium-Haul Aircraft

New Lufthansa Technik Aircraft Overhaul Site in Puerto Rico for 
Short/Medium-Haul Aircraft 
Workforce of up to 400 / First layover 2015 
?HAMBURG, Germany, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Lufthansa Technik and the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico announced an agreement to create a new aviation 
maintenance, repair and overhaul ("MRO") facility in Puerto Rico, which will 
service short-haul and medium-haul aircraft. Agreements to this effect have 
now been signed with the government of Puerto Rico and the responsible port 
authority and the company plans to start work in the next three months on the 
construction of the new facility. 
This is a major new step for Lufthansa Technik to expand its involvement in 
America. The new company, Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico (LTPR), will be based 
at Rafael Hernández International Airport in Aguadilla, a former U.S. Air 
Force Base located on the northwest of the Island. 
The company will employ up to 400 workers and run a total of five overhaul 
lines. Initially it will operate two lines for Airbus A320 C-checks and 
D-checks. The first layover is due to take place in 2015. Leader of the 
project is Elmar Lutter, who currently holds the position of Managing Director 
at the European overhaul facility Lufthansa Technik Budapest. 
"We are very grateful to establish with our partner a new overhaul facility in 
Puerto Rico. Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico will be a important element in the 
long-term strategy of Lufthansa Technik's presence in the American market," 
said August Wilhelm Henningsen, CEO of Lufthansa Technik. 
"This exciting partnership with Lufthansa Technik will create hundreds of 
high-skilled jobs and will be a cornerstone of the aviation industry we are 
developing in Puerto Rico," said Alejandro García Padilla, Governor of Puerto 
Rico. "With its decision to locate this facility in Puerto Rico, Lufthansa 
Technik joins a growing list of international companies that are investing in 
Puerto Rico in recognition of our favorable business climate and geographical 
"What companies like Lufthansa are realizing is there has never been a better 
time to invest in the United States," said U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny 
Pritzker. "With assistance from our SelectUSA team, we were able to assist 
communities in Puerto Rico that are ready for investment, and - across the 
globe - help a great company, Lufthansa, invest in the United States. By 
helping build strong partnerships like this one, we are able to create jobs, 
spur economic growth, and promote American competitiveness around the world." 
Lufthansa Technik has already the firm commitments of two major American 
launching customers for overhauls at the new site. One is JetBlue Airways. 
"This is very exciting news for Lufthansa Technik, the Commonwealth of Puerto 
Rico, and for JetBlue as well," said JetBlue CEO Dave Barger. "As the largest 
airline serving the people of Puerto Rico, we are honored to support and 
endorse Lufthansa Technik's plans to build a heavy maintenance base in 
Aguadilla, and we are very happy to be one of the first airlines to be 
serviced there when it opens." 
Puerto Rico has a high potential of motivated and well-trained aircraft 
mechanics and engineers. A dedicated technical school is currently training 
100 people in these skills. In addition Lufthansa Technik is committed to 
training additional personnel through its subsidiary, Lufthansa Technical 
Training, in partnership with the University of Puerto Rico and the 
Commonwealth's Department of Education. 
Media Conference Call today at 2:30pm Washington time 
Puerto Rico Governor Garcia Padilla and Dr. Thomas Stueger, Member of the 
Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG will be joined by Commerce Secretary 
Penny Pritzker for a media conference call to discuss the agreement in more 
Toll Free Number: 1.800.434.1335 
Direct Dial Number: 1.404.920.6442 
Conference Code: 984389# 
Lufthansa Technik: 
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and about 26,000 
employees worldwide, is one of the leading 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 and components.

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