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The South African carrier Safair has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide comprehensive component support. The corresponding Total Component Support TCS® contract covers component maintenance, repair, overhaul as well as access to an adequate pool of spares. Effective from 1 April the contract comprises the support for up to five Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft operated by Safair’s low-cost airline FlySafair.
With this contract, Lufthansa Technik further strengthens its presence in the African market where airlines such as Kenya Airways, RwandAir, South African Airways and SA Express are already relying on Lufthansa Technik’s wide-ranging services.
Lufthansa Technik Total Component Support TCS® is the perfect solution for operators that want optimal component availability without the task of setting up and maintaining their own spare parts inventories. Customers benefit from a unique pooling concept: Lufthansa Technik stocks more than 100,000 components and guarantees 100 percent reliable delivery at a pre-determined service level. Members of the Lufthansa Technik TCS® pool also benefit from reductions in operating costs through economies of scale.
The low-cost South African airline FlySafair began operations in 2014, serving six domestic destinations from the airline’s hub in Johannesburg.