[Avionics Today 12-22-2014] Aeroflot Russian Airlines has completed a 10-year agreement for the provision of maintenance and repair services from Lufthansa Technik. The maintenance wing of the German carrier won the tender for selecting a provider of maintenance and repair services and components for all Aeroflot Group companies.
The new agreement will be valid beginning in January. Aeroflot Technical Director Igor Parakhin said the cost of services and replacement aircraft components provided by Lufthansa Technik was one of the deciding factors in the group's selection of a long term aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider.
"Costs of [maintenance and repair services] MRS of aircraft components is one of the key expenses aimed to maintain the air worthiness of aircraft fleet. The conclusion of the 10-year agreement with Lufthansa Technik on new conditions means substantial increase of effectiveness of Aeroflot activities, which is especially important in the complicated economic situation," said Parakhin.