January 15 2019  |  Cabin Maintenance

JAL expands partnership with Lufthansa Technik

By Rachel Debling

A ten-year Total Component Support (TCS®) services agreement between Lufthansa Technik and Japan Airlines (JAL) has been signed, covering the majority of components for the carrier's A350 fleet. The airline currently holds 31 firm orders and 25 options for the aircraft.

Maintenance, logistic services and programs for reliability monitoring and enhancement are also included as part of the deal. The two companies have already been working together for a number of years on activities such as TCS® services for JAL's 787 fleet.

Atsushi Maeda, Executive Officer of Procurement at Japan Airlines, said in a statement from the carrier: "The A350 constitutes a key element of the future Japan Airlines fleet. We believe this agreement will bring us even more stable and smooth component operations and the highest performance for our customers. Furthermore, it provides us additional benefits such as maintenance cost optimization and cost control, while enhancing the long-term partnership with Lufthansa Technik."

Gerald Steinhoff, Vice President Corporate Sales Asia Pacific at Lufthansa Technik, also noted: "We are very proud and honored to extend our services with comprehensive MRO solutions for Japan Airlines' A350 fleet. We will work very closely together as partners to ensure the highest safety and reliability. With this latest agreement, Lufthansa Technik has proven its position as leader for A350 component services in Asia-Pacific. This will also result in a further increase of A350 components allocated to our warehouses in the region."


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