Kuwait Airways partners with Lufthansa Technik for base maintenance

Kuwait Airways has signed a contract with Lufthansa Technik
AG regarding comprehensive base maintenance layovers for Airbus
A330ceo aircraft. The agreement covers a total of four six-years
checks for Airbus A330-200s, the first two of which have already been
successfully completed at Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) in

The first and second of Kuwait Airways’ aircraft arrived at LTP in
October and could already be handed back to the customer on-time and
on-budget. With the third A330 being serviced in Manila right now,
the fourth aircraft will follow directly behind and is set to
complete the layover sequence at the beginning of December. Six-years
checks – the first in the life of Kuwait Airways’ comparably young
A330 fleet – usually comprise comprehensive structural and mechanical

“We at Kuwait Airways take pride in our adherence to all aspects of
safety for our aircraft, on the ground and on board. Safety remains
fundamental in all our operations and services and we are committed
to constantly maintaining and improving the standards of safety at
all levels,” stated Captain Eisa Al-Haddad, Kuwait Airways Chief
Operations Officer. “Kuwait Airways’ dedicated and skilled staff
ensure that safety is maintained in all operations and services, and
this commitment has enabled the company to receive several awards,
certifications, and recognition. The comprehensive maintenance,
repair and overhaul (MRO) works carried out at LTP in Manila further
ensure the safety and airworthiness of Kuwait Airways’ aircraft for
all its operations and services. For the first heavy checks of our
A330s we were seeking a partner that not only has an outstanding
reputation, but also the flexibility to overhaul our aircraft in an
almost nose-to-tail sequence. Lufthansa Technik and its subsidiary in
the Philippines are moreover reknown for their engineering expertise
and highly-competitive turnaround times, that convinced us even more
that we have put our valuable assets in the right hands.”

“We are honoured to welcome back Kuwait Airways in our customer base
and grateful for the trust they demonstrate by assigning
comprehensive services for their A330s to us,” stated Tim Butzmann,
Senior Director Sales Middle East and Africa at Lufthansa Technik.
“Our experts in Manila will overhaul Kuwait Airways’ A330s with the
same thoroughness and precision they invest in every aircraft to
maintain the full value of this relatively young fleet. In doing so,
we are proud to justify the customer’s trust with outstanding
reliability and service.”

Over the last decades, Lufthansa Technik has already had various
business relationships with Kuwait Airways, with services for both
commercial and VIP aircraft. For LTP, however, the recent contract
marks the first opportunity to welcome Kuwait Airways aircraft on its
premises. In Lufthansa Technik’s global network, LTP is the
competence center for widebody base maintenance in East Asia,
offering overhauls for almost any Airbus aircraft up to the A380 and
also for selected Boeing types.

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