Lufthansa Technik expands maintenance facilities in the Philippines
LONDON – On August 24, Lufthansa Technik Philippines unveiled its newly expanded hangar, which will complement the existing seven lines of maintenance services with three additional lines. The German group has announced a 20% capacity increase, which will greatly contribute to the local economy, with the employment of 275 additional people.
The parking spaces are intended to increase the facility’s capabilities to serve more aircraft. Initially, the new hangar can be rearranged to provide space for four narrow-body aircraft, or one wide-body aircraft and two narrow-body aircraft. Additionally, Airbus’ largest aircraft, the Airbus A380, can also be served at the new facility.
The latest state-of-the-art facility contains 9,000 square meters of hangar space which was due to open in September 2020 but has been sidelined so far due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Statements from the management of Lufthansa Philippines
Elmar Lutter, President and CEO of Lufthansa Technik Philippines spoke at the opening ceremony:
“This is a very special milestone for Lufthansa Technik Philippines in the 22nd year of our existence. It marks a transition from some of the most challenging times we have experienced as a business due to the pandemic to the current phase of notable recovery. This is concrete and tangible proof that we see clearer skies ahead of us.”
In addition, the new fourth hangar will have the capacity to provide up to 20% additional capacity to the existing capacities of the whole group and to provide jobs for 275 additional employees. This will be very beneficial for the Philippine economy.
Rainer Janke, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Lufthansa Technik Philippinessaid, “The opening of the new hangar is Lufthansa Technik Philippines’ response to the growing demand for aircraft maintenance as travel continues to increase and the majority of the world’s fleets are now back in operation.
“We are delighted to provide our customers with first-class service and, with reliable overhauls, to make a valuable contribution to stabilizing their flight operations.”
About Lufthansa Technik
Lufthansa Technik is one of the world’s pioneers in the provision of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and modification, refurbishment and ad hoc services for civil aircraft, ranging from airlines (commercial) to VIP, government and private mission aircraft.
The German operator holds international licenses for maintenance, production, modification and design, as well as bespoke aircraft completion and refurbishment programs. It also provides services for on-board cabin solutions and products, pooling and integration of equipment and engine services.
The German technical company is based at Hamburg Airport in northern Germany. The company also has locations scattered throughout the country, such as Frankfurt Airport and Munich Airport.
The company also has overseas locations, such as Aguadilla Airport in Puerto Rico, Manila, the Philippines and Shenzhen, China. In Europe, Malta is also home to the company, with further facilities in Budapest, Hungary and Sofia, Bulgaria.