|Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-800. Photo: Norwegian Air Shuttle
[Avionics Today 12-16-2015] The Norwegian Group has extended the Total Base Maintenance Support (TBS) contract with Lufthansa Technik for its Boeing 737-800 fleet. The Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) contract covering Boeing 787 wheels and brakes has also been expanded.
Norwegian and Lufthansa Technik have extended the initial five-year contract for a TBS covering the airline's Boeing 737-800 fleet, which was initially signed in 2012. Beyond the existing fleet, the new contract also covers the future 737-800 fleet of the entire Norwegian Group, including Norwegian Air Shuttle, Norwegian Air International, Norwegian Air U.K. and Norwegian Air Norway AS. Lufthansa Technik will also perform end-of-lease checks, initially on eleven aircraft.
Lufthansa Technik is also responsible for the wheels and brakes of Norwegian's Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet. The corresponding agreement has been extended and the volume doubled. From 2016 the airline will also start operating the Dreamliner's 787-9 version.