Lufthansa Technik to service 200-plus A350 Honeywell components in Asia Pacific
Honeywell and Lufthansa Technik have announced they will heighten their collaboration on A350 maintenance, repair and overhaul services in the Asia Pacific region. Lufthansa Technik will act as a licensed component repair center and exclusive global asset service provider in Asia Pacific for more than 200 Honeywell-shipped components on board the Airbus aircraft.
Gerald Steinhoff, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales, Asia Pacific at Lufthansa Technik, commented: "Maintenance is a costly and complex process, but we see our work with Honeywell as an opportunity to help A350 operators in Asia Pacific simplify their maintenance experience. Honeywell provides top-of-line technologies that are crucial to the A350. By integrating our world-class asset management and in-region repair centers, we can provide operators in Asia Pacific with better access to support all of Honeywell's key components on the A350. Over the next one and a half years we will significantly expand our local capacities in this area."
Since the first A350 entered service in 2014, the two companies have been working together to provide A350 operators with maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. Through this newly announced partnership, A350 operators in Asia Pacific will receive quicker access to Lufthansa Technik's in-house services, including single-component MRO or more integrated flight-hour based "nose-to-tail" asset availability solutions.
"The Airbus A350 is in service with many airlines across the Asia Pacific region," said Sathesh Ramiah, Senior Director, Asia Pacific, Commercial Aviation at Honeywell Aerospace. "As an aircraft that is so widely depended upon, airline operators feel a mounting pressure to do everything they can to keep their A350s performing at optimally. By increasing the number of serviceable components and using our Connected Aircraft technologies, we are confident that customers will have hands-on access to support all their Honeywell-related maintenance needs."