Lufthansa Technik to support Saudia’s Airbus fleet with component services

Extending Total Component Support to Saudia’s Airbus A320 and A330 fleet
Beyond Boeing 777 and 787 support, Lufthansa Technik services Saudia’s expansive fleet
Transforming into a Center of Excellence, MRO community is setting industry standards

Saudia Technic and Lufthansa Technik signed a ten-year Total
Component Support (TCS) contract at the Dubai Airshow, focusing on
Saudia’s Airbus fleet. This collaboration builds on Lufthansa
Technik’s ongoing provision of components to Saudia’s Boeing fleet
since the beginning of this year. In a notable expansion of their
partnership, the companies are introducing a joint training program
starting in January 2024. This comprehensive initiative underscores
the commitment to elevating operational efficiency and excellence in
the aviation industry.

The now concluded TCS contract encompasses 53 Airbus A320 and 31 A330
aircraft. For all of them, Saudia Technic gains 24/7 access to
Lufthansa Technik’s global component pool. The TCS includes an
Aircraft on Ground (AOG) support that guarantees shortest possible
delivery for time-critical components. The agreement will
significantly strengthen Saudia Technic’s technical operations and
complement its own resources. Lufthansa Technik already supports 39
Boeing 777 (35 777-300ER and four 777F) as well as 18 Boeing 787
aircraft (13 787-9 and five 787-10).

Fahd H. Cynndy, Chief Executive Officer of Saudia Technic, said: “Due
to the excellent experience with Lufthansa Technik with regard to the
Total Component Support for our Boeing fleet, we didn’t hesitate to
also award the contract for our Airbus fleet to them. We look forward
to expanding our close partnership even further.”

Harald Gloy, Chief Operating Officer of Lufthansa Technik, said: “We
are very honored to also support the Airbus fleet for Saudia Technic.
Our cooperation is based on decades of a trustful relationship which
we are more than happy to continue. We are delighted to service our
partner Saudia Technic on its growth path in the next years.”

The Lufthansa Technik group and Saudia Technic have a track record of
successful business relationships in various technical segments.

Expanding partnership with a new joint training program

As a next step to the recently announced MRO Community of Excellence
to build a strong and enduring partnership, Lufthansa Technik Middle
East (LTME) located in Dubai will host technicians from Saudia
Technic for an immersive training experience, further building a
strong and enduring partnership. This opportunity will enable them to
gain a deeper understanding of Lufthansa Technik’s operations,
principles, and work culture. The training program is set to commence
in January 2024, with the technicians initially stationed at LTME for
an intensive three-month training period. During this period, they
will receive firsthand exposure to various aspects of aircraft
component repair, with a particular focus on nacelle components
repair technology. This exposure will facilitate knowledge transfer
and further strengthen the bond between the two companies.

The ultimate objective of this initiative is to nurture the
partnership while fostering the exchange of knowledge and best
practices between the two organizations. After the initial
three-month period, the technicians will proceed to Lufthansa
Technik’s facility in Germany. There, they will continue their
training, gaining experience in all segments and participating in a
wide array of workshops.

About Saudia Technic
Partnered with the national airline of Saudi Arabia, Saudia Technic
serves regional and global clients from a network of more than 50
locations around the globe. For more than 60 years, SAEI has been a
regional leader in the provision of aviation services, leveraging
technical expertise, logistic capabilities, and supply chain to
deliver end-to-end aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul
solutions. SAEI strives to be a partner of choice and a catalyst for
the success of aviation.

About Lufthansa Technik
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
employs more than 22,000 people in dozens of locations around the
globe. Lufthansa Technik offers the full range of services for
commercial, VIP and special mission aircraft. The portfolio includes
maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification of airframes, engines,
components and landing gears, as well as the manufacture of
innovative cabin products and digital fleet support.

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