Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide component support for its future Boeing 777 long-haul fleet. The corresponding Total Component Support TCS® contract will run for a period of ten years and includes nine aircraft.
Wolfgang Weynell, Senior Vice President Corporate Sales & Marketing at Lufthansa Technik, remarked on the first contract with SWISS for integrated component support saying:
“Lufthansa Technik has developed a very ambitious supply concept for SWISS, which is characterized by a high level of service and very short delivery times. Together with the competitive pricing, this was a critical factor in the airline’s positive decision in our favor.”
Lufthansa Technik is working intensively on preparations for supplying components for SWISS. This includes the basic stocking of the home base with spare parts at the airline’s base airport in Zurich. The start date for supply is 1 January 2016.
Lufthansa Technik has wide-ranging expertise in the area of technical support for the Boeing 777. Apart from comprehensive material supply, the support also covers maintenance and overhaul of the different 777 versions, for example by Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International (LTMI) in Frankfurt among others. The maintenance specialists at Lufthansa Technik also contributed in no small way to the smooth entry into service of the 777 freighter for Lufthansa Cargo.
Lufthansa Technik enjoys a leading position in the overhaul of Boeing 777 landing gear through its subsidiary Lufthansa Technik Landing Gear Services UK, which is located near London. Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) in Manila is currently building up expertise in the overhaul of 777 aircraft, which is expected to be available in the first half of 2016. Initial technical preparations are also currently underway at Lufthansa Technik for the smooth entry into service of the latest Boeing 777X version at Lufthansa German Airlines.