Lufthansa Technik and Air India Express sign first time deal for engine overhaul

Air India Express Boeing 737-800
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Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider Lufthansa Technik and low-cost airline Air India Express have signed their first engine overhaul deal together. 

The agreement announced on January 22, 2024, will see Lufthansa Technik provide the Air India subsidiary with Engine Maintenance Services (EMS). 

The contract includes overhauling a minimum of three CFM56-7B engines for Air India Express’ Boeing 737-800 fleet. 

The agreement between the two parties was signed at Wings India 2024 in Hyderabad, which was held between January 18 and 21, 2024.  

“We are extremely pleased to announce this cooperation with Lufthansa Technik. Thereby, Air India Express now has access to Lufthansa Technik’s industry-leading experience and years of knowledge that will further assist us in our growth and operational reliability,” Anil Jain, Head of Engineering at Air India Express, said.   

Lufthansa Technik already supports a part of Air India Express’ 737 fleet with ad hoc repair and exchange of components as well as Aircraft on Ground (AOG) Services. 

“We extend our gratitude to Air India Express for entrusting us with their vital maintenance needs. Lufthansa Technik holds this collaboration in high regard and eagerly anticipates the development of this new and mutually beneficial partnership,” Johanna Koch, Vice President Corporate Sales Southeast Asia & Indian Subcontinent at Lufthansa Technik, said. 

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