-10-year agreement covering Boeing 747-8 fleet
Cargolux has signed an agreement with Lufthansa Technik AG focusing on increased business between the two companies. Under the terms of a
new contract, Lufthansa Technik’s Airframe Related Component (ARC®) unit will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul of the thrust reversers on the Cargolux fleet of Boeing 747-8 aircraft. The all-cargo airline based in Luxembourg currently operates 14 Boeing 747-8 freighter aircraft, in addition to a fleet of twelve 747-400 freighters.
Complementing a planned reverser overhaul program which includes preventive maintenance, Lufthansa Technik will provide support in case of non-scheduled events and worldwide on-site assistance. An adequate pool of spares will be established and maintained, enabling Cargolux to make use of spare thrust reversers under a loan and/or exchange program if required.
Georgios Ouzounidis, Vice President Corporate Sales Europe at Lufthansa Technik, said: “We are delighted that Cargolux puts its trust into our know-how and experience. We have already successfully worked together with the freight carrier in the framework of an ARC® contract. This new long-term contract will put our collaboration on a
Cargolux, based in Luxembourg, is Europe’s leading all-cargo airline with a fleet comprising Boeing 747-8 and 747-400 freighters. The Cargolux worldwide network covers 90 destinations, some 70 of which are served on scheduled all-cargo flights. The company has more than 85 offices in over 50 countries, and operates an extensive global trucking network to more than 250 destinations as well as full and part-charter services. Cargolux is also specialized in B747 line and hangar maintenance up to and including C-Checks. The Cargolux Group employs close to 1,900 staff worldwide.
With some 35 subsidiaries and affiliates, the Lufthansa Technik Group
is one of the leading providers of technical aircraft services in the
world. Certified internationally as maintenance, production and design organization, the company has a workforce of more than 25,000 employees. Lufthansa Technik’s portfolio covers the entire range of services for commercial and VIP/special mission aircraft, engines, components and landing gear in the areas of digital fleet support, maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, completion and conversion as well as the manufacture of innovative cabin products.