Maintenance for CFM56-7B engines
Lufthansa Technik AG and Mango Airlines from South Africa have signed an exclusive contract for the maintenance of CFM56-7B engines, which power the airline’s fleet of ten Boeing 737NG aircraft. Within the framework of the agreement, Lufthansa Technik will provide overhaul services for the engines at its German locations until 2022.
Mango Airlines’ parent company, South African Airways, has been receiving exclusive support from Lufthansa Technik for the CFM56-7B engines of its Boeing 737NG fleet for more than 15 years already. This new agreement now comprises at least 19 overhaul events over the next five years, with billing on a power-by-the-hour basis.
“We are very pleased to expand our footprint in South Africa by adding Mango Airlines to our customers,” said Robert Gaag, Vice President Corporate Sales Europe, Middle East & Africa at Lufthansa Technik. “Lufthansa Technik has a long lasting presence in this region and this agreement is a further proof that our services can be tailor-made to the different needs of this market.”
The newly signed contract with Mango Airlines means that Lufthansa Technik is adding another South African customer to its base and now has long-term maintenance contracts with all major airlines in the country. Besides South African Airways (SAA) and SAA-Technical, its customers also include the airlines Comair and Safair.
The South African low-cost carrier Mango Airlines was founded in 2006 as a wholly owned subsidiary of South African Airways (SAA). With headquarters in Johannesburg, the airline offers flights to many destinations in South Africa. Mango Airlines currently operates a fleet of ten Boeing 737NG aircraft.
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.