Collins Aerospace Systems and Lufthansa Technik AG have announced a first-of-its-kind licensing and asset agreement for Airbus A380 main landing gear Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services.
Under the agreement, which spans the life of the A380 programme, Lufthansa Technik will be able to provide A380 main landing gear MRO services and access to assets supporting customer layover schedules.
Agreement will provide A380 operator with greater range of options
To help Lufthansa Technik develop MRO capabilities for the A380 main landing gear, Collins Aerospace will provide training, parts and proprietary repair procedures, including access to technical publications required to perform A380 main landing gear MRO services. Lufthansa Technik will offer asset management services through access to a collaboratively managed main landing gears pool of Collins Aerospace.
Ajay Mahajan, president of Landing Systems at Collins Aerospace, said: “This agreement will provide A380 operators with more options for their main landing gear MRO services from high-quality repair centres. Lufthansa Technik and Collins Aerospace have enjoyed a longstanding, collaborative relationship and we look forward to continuing to work together to better meet the MRO needs of our customers moving forward.”
Sandra Eckstein, Vice President of Aircraft Systems at Lufthansa Technik added: “This agreement will enable us to support customers comprehensively, not only for planned repair events but also in the case of non-routine work. Our landing gear experts in London will be ready for A380 services in 2020. Especially for customers in the EMEA region, this capability will save time and costs. And the next step to further expand our intensive partnership with Collins Aerospace in this area is already planned as we intend to develop new repair methods for the A380 landing gear which are OEM approved.”