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EasyJet Strikes Five-Year Maintenance Contract with Lufthansa

By Juliet Van Wagenen | June 10, 2016
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easyJet aircraft in London Gatwick airport hangar
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[Avionics Today 06-10-2016] Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International (LTMI) and easyJet have signed a contract for extensive collaboration at London Gatwick Airport (LGW). With a fleet of 55 aircraft, Gatwick is the largest base for the low-cost airline. As part of this five-year collaboration, Lufthansa Technik (as the Part 145 maintenance organization) will handle Light Base Maintenance (LBM) inputs and Aircraft on Ground (AOG) hangar support for the Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft fleet as well as the A320neo in the future.

"In addition to the hangar build itself, a tender was run to select a suitable partner to provide the maintenance services. easyJet's existing partner in Milan Malpensa and Berlin Schoenefeld, Lufthansa Technik, were selected and a five year contract has been signed, which sees Lufthansa Technik opening their first U.K.-hangar-based operation. The on-site team will deliver two inputs every night, seven days a week and provide AOG hangar support as required," said Brendan McConnellogue, easyJet's head of maintenance.

Work for easyJet under the new contract has already begun.

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