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FL Technics' main hangar in Kaunas (photo: FL Technics)

Lithuania to repair 28 Lufthansa aircraft

FL Technics has been signed up for maintenance on 28 Airbus A320s during the coming year, starting in October.

After completing a number of ad-hoc maintenance projects on Lufthansa Group aircraft, Lithuania-based MRO firm FL Technics has been chosen to take on a much broader role repairing the group’s planes.

FL Technics, a provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services that has a global presence, has signed a new joint contract with Lufthansa for MRO services.

The first A320 is scheduled for maintenance at the beginning of October in Vilnius, and this will be followed by another 27 of the aircraft type during the 2018 and 2019 season at FL Technics’ hangars in Vilnius and Kaunas.

The cooperation between the two began after nine aircraft projects were successfully maintained in 2018.

“The Lufthansa Group airlines have a huge A320 base maintenance demand with some 300 aircraft in service and pooled within the LH Group Technical Fleet Management,” explains Thomas Rueckert, vice president for base maintenance services at Lufthansa Technik.

“Alongside our internal Lufthansa Technik capabilities, we employ a two-tier strategy by having an additional strong and reliable supplier – like FL Technics – at our side.”

He added: “We always tender demand beyond our own capacity to leverage the very dynamic MRO market. We are happy to have found high-quality services and a very attractive commercial offer from FL Technics.”

Global presence
FL Technics acts as one-stop-shop aircraft maintenance solutions’ provider, serving customers from Europe, the CIS and Asia Pacific, with representative offices in Lithuania, the UK, Indonesia, Thailand and Russia.

It provides services in base maintenance facilities in Lithuania and Indonesia, as well as through a network of line maintenance support across Europe, Asia Pacific and the CIS.

Owned by Vilnius-based Avia Solutions Group, an aviation company with more than 30 subsidiaries, its biggest maintenance centre is at Kaunas Airport. It services a range of Boeing, Airbus, ATR, Embraer and other types of aircraft.

“It’s a steady upward march for us,” said Zilvinas Lapinskas, FL Technics’ chief executive.

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