Lufthansa Technik AG is putting up large amounts of surplus aircraft parts for auction during MRO Americas 2021 using the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) new MRO SmartHub e-Auction platform.

The MRO specialist, acting as the platform’s launch customer, will offer a broad variety of aircraft parts for almost all current commercial aircraft types within the global auction. All components have been part of the company’s surplus inventory for less than three years and will be made available in various sub-packages to perfectly fit the needs of specific fleet operators or MROs.

Commercial assets include: Airbus A320, A320neo, A330, A340, A380, MD-11, Boeing 737 NG, 737 MAX, 747, 757, 767, 777, and 787. Regional assets include: Bombardier CRJ, Embraer ERJ and De Havilland DHC-8-400. The material will come with dual or triple release certification (FAA/EASA/CAAC) mainly from Lufthansa Technik and with a 12-month warranty.

Portfolio being “permanently adjusted” due to changing customer demand

Dr Georg Fanta, Head of Commercials – Aircraft Component Services at Lufthansa Technik said: “In this auction, we offer high quality and well-maintained aircraft components from our extensive surplus portfolio that we are permanently adjusting to the changing demand of our valued customers from all over the world. We are proud to be the first to partner with IATA’s new MRO SmartHub e-Auction platform in order to find new homes for these attractive assets.”

“The IATA MRO SmartHub was created in response to the industry’s need for greater transparency and efficiency in the aircraft components and surplus parts market. By now adding the e-Auction functionality, we can provide an additional trading channel for buyers and sellers alike. We are honoured to have such a renowned industry player as Lufthansa Technik as our launch customer and wish them a successful first auction,” said Tim Schaaf, Director Business Development at IATA.

MRO SmartHub gives greater transparency to surplus aftermarket

IATA MRO SmartHub is a neutral web-based platform enabling airlines, MRO service providers, OEMs, and appraisers to gain a greater transparency of the surplus aftermarket plus real-time access to fair market values (FMV) for aircraft parts. MRO SmartHub enables users to quickly and accurately value surplus part inventories for purchase. The Hub combines all necessary procurement statistics with market availability and turnaround time, users can reduce operational resource requirements.

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MRO Americas takes place today and tomorrow with a virtual event on May 4 and 5.

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