Lufthansa increases focus on engine repair
Lufthansa Technik's Hamburg-based Engine Services division has invested approximately 7 million euros into a competence center for engine case repair and an X-ray center that can accommodate engine components up to a diameter of 3.5 meters.
In a January 30 press release from the company, the move is characterized as a look toward the future for Lufthansa in which they are "preparing for future engine types and a growing business in engine maintenance."
Turnaround time will be reduced to as low as three weeks and more engine types will be able to undergo overhaul at the Hamburg facility, leading the division to estimate twice the product orders over the next three years.
"Our new Center of Excellence bundles the competence needed for around 450 repair procedures, some of which are very complex," Marcel Rose, Head of the Competence Center in the Engine Services division at Lufthansa Technik, commented in the release. "With our employees' know-how and the state-of-the-art tools and equipment we now have available, we have created a foundation to meet the highest quality standards even for future engine types. I'm very proud to have reached this milestone in further development with the high commitment, the knowledge and skills of my team."
A second stage of construction is planned for 2019 which will further increase the center's capacity.