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Lufthansa Technik Philippines signs more MRO contracts

By Catherine Talavera | The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) signed multiple contracts with a number of air carriers in line with its goal to be the leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider in the country.

The deals were signed with Philippine Airlines (PAL), Lufthansa Airlines, Korean Air and Asiana Airlines.

Lufthansa Airlines, the largest German airline, has tapped the services of aircraft service provider LTP in an agreement formalized on June 24, 2018.

The contract covers heavy base maintenance checks of its Airbus A380 Aircraft.

“This latest deal caps off a fruitful A380 program for the MRO provider, as it comes at the heels of other customers who contracted LTP for their base maintenance services as well as Korean Air and Asiana Airlines,” LTP said.

For both carriers, LTP is set to conduct base maintenance checks for its Airbus A380 planes for the next several years.

LTP expects to generate more than $200 million from all its A380 contract, creating more than 500 jobs within the company.

“With plans to expand its operations and facility, LTP is seeking to ramp up its capabilities and to aggressively capture future market opportunities,” the company said.

Last May, PAL tapped LTP to maintain its new Airbus jets, through the signing of a 12-year milestone agreement with an estimated contract volume of more than $260 million.

The agreement formalizes the assignment of line maintenance services for PAL’s incoming A350s and A321 Neos, which took effect beginning May 31.

“Our mission is simple but clear-cut – for us in LTP to grow steadily and positively in the coming years, to elevate our MRO service ensuring that the work we do is of excellent quality, safe, and held to a higher international standard, and to solidify the company’s foothold as a leading MRO provider in the Philippines, in partnership with our valued customers,” the company said.

LTP is a joint venture of Lufthansa Technik AG and Philippine aviation services provider MacroAsia Corp. that provides aircraft MRO services to airline companies from all over the world.

 “As the largest majority-controlled of the 30 subsidiaries within the Lufthansa Technik Network, LTP makes it its mission to ensure that all aircraft that comes out of its hangars reflect the world-renowned Lufthansa Technik standard of quality, safety, and reliability,” the company said.

LTP currently employs 2,800 people – a combination of highly skilled English-speaking mechanics, engineers and support personnel.

Personnel transfers within the Lufthansa Technik network and LTP are a regular occurrence, assuring the right skills are effectively and regularly transferred to the local workforce.

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