Tue, Dec 23, 2014

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Lufthansa Technik extends Aeroflot pact

Aeroflot Russian Airlines and Lufthansa Technik have signed a new long-term agreement for the provision of maintenance and repair services (MRS) of aircraft components to the Russian company on improved conditions. 

Under the deal won though tender, Lufthansa Technik will now be the MRS supplier for aircraft components to all companies of Aeroflot Group.

The new ten-year agreement will be valid from January 2015. It supersedes the contract that currently exists between the two companies. 

Due to effective management of material assets, unique quality and constant innovation of repair work, as well as individual approach to the service of customers based on the volume of work, Lufthansa Technik says it was able to offer the Russian partner “the most beneficial conditions of cooperation”.

According to specialists' estimates, it will allow Aeroflot Group to save significant financial investment within the duration of the agreement due to cost reduction.

The new agreement also includes clauses on the liability of the supplier for the quality and promptness of work.

Deputy General Director - the Technical Director of Aeroflot Igor Parakhin says: "Costs of MRS of aircraft components is one of the key expenses aimed to maintain the air worthiness of aircraft fleet. The conclusion of the agreement with Lufthansa Technik on new conditions means substantial increase of effectiveness of Aeroflot activities, which is especially important in the complicated economic situation."

Lufthansa Technik will provide JSC Aeroflot with MRS (including access to the pool) of aircraft components for Airbus A320s and A330s, as well as Boeing 737NGs.

Senior Vice President of Lufthansa Technik for Marketing and Sales Wolfgang Weynell is confident that the new pact with Aeroflot “provides the leader of the Russian aviation with unparalleled quality of components service and operational reliability of the fleet with long-term cost reduction for MRS”. 

“Aeroflot is our key partner in the region and its choice confirms the effectiveness of the partnership with Lufthansa Technik that has been successfully developed for over 20 years,” he says.

The Germany-headquartered Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and about 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading of services for the aviation industry.

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