Lufthansa Technik to offer component support for Smartavia’s latest aircraft

The Russian airline Smartavia is continuing its trustful partnership
with Lufthansa Technik through a multi-year agreement covering
extensive component services (Total Component Support – TCS®). This
new contract governs supply for Smartavia’s latest fleet of Airbus
A320neo aircraft over a period of six years. Service has started in
May 2021, the contract includes up to ten aircraft that Smartavia
currently plans to operate.

Sergey Savostin, General Director of Smartavia, says: “We are happy
to have secured the support of Lufthansa Technik for maintaining the
components of our latest fleet of Airbus A320neo aircraft. In
particular, Lufthansa Technik’s cooperation with Woodward and FADEC
as the main manufacturers of engine-related components for the
LEAP-engines has convinced us that this contract will ensure the
operational stability of the new aircraft.”

Stanislav Mitin, Corporate Key Account Manager Russia & CIS of
Lufthansa Technik, says: “We are proud to continue our partnership
with Smartavia by extending our component support to their latest
aircraft fleet. Lufthansa Technik has gained experience on
maintaining the Airbus A320neo aircraft right from the start of
operations, and we are happy to share our knowledge with our Russian
partner.”

With this Total Component Support (TCS®) agreement, the carrier
benefits from an individual supply concept that enables short and
fast transport routes. The services covered by the contract are
customized to fulfill the requirements of Smartavia. A pool of
homebase stock for the Airbus A320neo fleet has been set up at
Pulkovo Airport (LED) in St. Petersburg. Comprehensive logistics
support by Lufthansa Technik offers Smartavia different flexible
options that are particularly useful as long as the
coronavirus-pandemic still affects air transport.

Lufthansa Technik already provides component support to Smartavia’s
fleet of Boeing 737NG aircraft. In 2020, Lufthansa Technik has also
concluded an agreement for engine services with the Russian carrier.

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