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Air France, Lufthansa Team on A380 (May 19)

Europe’s two major maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers, Lufthansa Technik and Air France Industries, want to join forces to offer component support services for the Airbus A380. An agreement to that effect was signed by Alain Bassil, president of Air France Industries, and August Wilhelm Henningsen, chairman of the Lufthansa Technik AG executive board.

In addition to providing component services for the future A380 fleets of Air France and Lufthansa, which together have placed orders for twenty-five aircraft, the cooperating partners want to offer a complete line of component services to all A380 customers worldwide.

Under this scheme, the two will provide component repair, management of a component pool with all required logistics services and comprehensive component servicing at airlines’ A380 main bases as well as at outstations.

“Such collaborative servicing of the Airbus A380 will be a great competitive advantage for both small and large A380 fleet operators,” says Air France Industries’ Alain Bassil. To which August Wilhelm Henningsen adds: “For A380 operators the combined experience of these two leading MRO providers will ensure a world-class support and optimal reliability at very favorable prices.”

Airbus A380: Lufthansa Technik and Air France Industries to Work Together