Lufthansa Technik has become the newest member of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the latest step for the Deutsche Lufthansa group subsidiary's goal of expanding its presence in the Latin American aviation market.
According to a statement, the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider is currently "progressing its technical and sales presence" within the Latin American region. The company sees the Latin American region as a booming market. Brazil is an excellent example of this; DECEA (the Department of Aerospace Control), the Brazilian air navigation service provider, recently announced plans along with GE Aviation to begin implementing Required Navigation Performance (RNP) flight procedures at 10 different airports as part of the Green Skies of Brazil program.
"Becoming a member of ALTA is a logical step for Lufthansa Technik. The aviation market in the Latin American and Caribbean region is permanently growing. We see ALTA as the optimal platform to strengthen sustainably our contacts with the leading airlines in this part of the world and as an excellent chance to increase our presence in the region," said Joerg Femerling, vice president of sales for Luthansa Technik's Latin America and Caribbean division.