June 20 2019  |  Partnerships, Collaborations & Acquisitions

Lufthansa Technik and Meggitt PLC enter MRO partnership for Mainland China

By PAX International

At the Paris Air Show yesterday, Meggitt PLC and Lufthansa Technik AG entered a long-term partnership for MRO services for commercial aircraft in Mainland China.

The agreement has Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen (LTS), a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik AG and Beijing Kailan Aviation Technology Co., Ltd., building local MRO capabilities for Meggitt products including heat exchangers, valves, fire detectors and fire suppression, delivered from LTS's 25,000-square-meter facility.

Stewart Watson, President of Meggitt's Services and Support division, said in a statement: "This is a long-term partnership for the fastest growing market in the world and combines Meggitt's OEM know-how with Lufthansa Technik MRO expertise. We have invested significantly in all our facilities across Asia as part of our investment program in the region and have an established Singapore center of excellence, which opened in 2012. Our ability to offer our Chinese customers an in-country capability will enhance the consistent, world-class levels of support we provide to our customers globally."

Ben Scheidel, Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen, also commented: "Meggitt provides world-class technologies for a broad range of aircraft types. Hence, we look forward to establishing this new and unique collaboration as the exclusive MRO shop for a wide range of Meggitt products in the Chinese market. Through our high tech facility in Shenzhen with its long standing and successful history, we will provide an excellent MRO quality combined with an impeccable customer service. The close engineering and data exchange between Meggitt and LTS will increase safety, reliability and simultaneously optimize costs for our customers."

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