Thomas Rueckert is new head of aircraft overhaul services
Thomas Rueckert has become head of aircraft overhaul services at Lufthansa Technik. The 45-year-old industrial engineer has replaced
Soeren Stark, who has been appointed to the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo as COO.
In his new function Thomas Rueckert will lead the international overhaul network of Lufthansa Technik with
eight sites in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
"We're delighted to have secured Thomas Rueckert, an internationally experienced manager, for this complex
role. He already has a proven track record in a very wide range of aircraft maintenance and overhaul activities and will be continuing the successful work of
Soeren Stark," said Thomas Stueger, Chief Executive Products, Services & IT at Lufthansa Technik.
Thomas Rueckert was latterly Vice President of the overhaul services production network, based in Hamburg.
Since joining Aircraft Maintenance at Lufthansa Technik AG in Frankfurt in 1997, Rueckert has had various
roles, including as Vice President Aircraft Maintenance at Lufthansa Technik Philippines and CEO at Shannon
Aerospace. From 1990 to 1998, he studied industrial engineering in Darmstadt and managed his family's own
company on a temporary basis.
Lufthansa Technik's overhaul services product division is responsible for the overhaul and modification of
Airbus and Boeing aircraft for commercial customers. It comprises sites in Germany, Ireland, Malta, Bulgaria,
Hungary, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Its remit covers layovers at C-check level and above.
Around 5.500 employees work on more than 40 overhaul lines in the winter peak time, performing over 600 events
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and about 25,000 employees worldwide, is one of
the leading providers of services for the aviation industry. Lufthansa Technik is licensed internationally as
a repair, production and development enterprise.
The Group's portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of services in the areas of maintenance, repair,
overhaul, modification and conversion, engines and components.