December 22, 2014, Moscow. — Aeroflot Russian Airlines and Lufthansa Technik AG concluded a long-term agreement for the provision of maintenance and repair services (MRS) of aircraft components to the Russian aviation company on improved conditions. Lufthansa Technik became the winner of the tender for selecting a MRS supplier for aircraft components to all companies of Aeroflot Group.
The new ten-year-long agreement will be valid from January 2015. It supersedes the contract that currently exists between the two companies. Due to effective management of material assets, unique quality and constant innovation of repair work, as well as individual approach to the service of customers based on the volume of work, Lufthansa Technik was able to offer the Russian partner the most beneficial conditions of cooperation. According to specialists’ estimates it will allow Aeroflot Group to save significant financial investment within the duration of the agreement due to cost reduction.
The new agreement also includes clauses on the liability of the supplier for the quality and promptness of work.
According to the Deputy General Director — the Technical Director of Aeroflot Igor Parakhin: «Costs of MRS of aircraft components is one of the key expenses aimed to maintain the air worthiness of aircraft fleet. The conclusion of the ten-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.»
Lufthansa Technik is a global provider of technical maintenance services for aerotechnics. The company will provide JSC Aeroflot with MRS (including access to the pool) of aircraft components for Airbus A320 and A330, as well as Boeing 737NG.
Senior Vice President of Lufthansa Technik for Marketing and Sales Wolfgang Weynell is confident that «the new agreement with Aeroflot provides the leader of the Russian aviation with unparallel quality of components service and operational reliability of the fleet with long-term cost reduction for MRS. Aeroflot is our key partner in the region and its choice confirms the effectiveness of the partnership with Lufthansa Technik that has been successfully developing for over 20 years.»
Aeroflot is the leader of air transport of Russia, a member of global aviation alliance SkyTeam. The total route network of the alliance includes 1,052 points in 177 countries. In 2013 Aeroflot carried 20.9 million people and taking into account the air companies of Aeroflot Group — 31.4 million. Aeroflot in 2014 for the third time became the winner of the prestigious international SkyTrax World Airline Award in the category «Best Air Company of the Eastern Europe.» Aeroflot has the newest aircraft fleet in the world (among large air companies) with 155 aircrafts. Aeroflot is based in Moscow at the International Airport Sheremetievo. Aeroflot is among the world leaders for ensuring the flight safety. The Aeroflot coefficient of the European Committee program SAFA matches the level of the leading world companies. Aeroflot is the first Russian carrier to be introduced into the register of IOSA operators and constantly confirms this certificate. The air company successfully passed an audit of ground handling safety ISAGO. The integrated management system of JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines is certified by the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 standards.
About Lufthansa Technik:
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and about 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading of services for the aviation industry. Lufthansa Technik is licensed internationally as a repair, production and development enterprise. The Group’s portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of services in the areas of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and conversion, engines and components.
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