Lufthansa Technik deepens maintenance support for Saudia Airbus fleet

Saudia and Lufthansa officials sign maintenance contract.
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In engineering and maintenance support news at the Dubai Airshow, Saudia Technic and Lufthansa Technik inked a ten-year Total Component Support (TCS) contract, primarily focused on Saudia’s Airbus fleet.

This collaboration is a further extension of Lufthansa Technik’s existing support for Saudia’s Boeing fleet,

The Saudia TCS Contract

Covering 53 Airbus A320 and 31 A330 aircraft, the TCS contract provides Saudia Technic uninterrupted access to Lufthansa Technik’s global component pool, reinforcing technical operations.

Crucially, the agreement includes Aircraft on Ground (AOG) support, ensuring the prompt delivery of time-critical components.

This strategic move is poised to enhance Saudia Technic’s capabilities, leveraging the strength of Lufthansa Technik’s extensive experience in supporting Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft.


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Fahd H. Cynndy, CEO of Saudia Technic, expressed confidence in the partnership, citing the excellent experience with Lufthansa Technik in supporting their Boeing fleet.

He emphasized the anticipation of expanding their collaboration even further, signaling a positive trajectory for the alliance.

Harald Gloy, COO of Lufthansa Technik, reciprocated the sentiment, acknowledging the honor of supporting Saudia Technic’s Airbus fleet.

The long-standing relationship between the two companies sets the foundation for continued success and growth in the coming years.

Joint Training Program

In an exciting development, Saudia Technic and Lufthansa Technik are introducing a joint training program, adding a new dimension to their collaboration.

This initiative is an integral part of the recently announced MRO Community of Excellence, demonstrating a commitment to long-term partnership and shared growth.

The new SAUDIA Retro A321neo.
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Immersive Training Experience

Lufthansa Technik Middle East (LTME), situated in Dubai, will play host to technicians from Saudia Technic, immersing them in a comprehensive training experience.

The program, scheduled to commence in January 2024, will see technicians stationed at LTME for an intensive three-month training period.

During this phase, technicians will delve into various aspects of aircraft component repair, with a particular emphasis on nacelle components repair technology.

This immersive experience aims not only to impart technical knowledge but also to cultivate a deeper understanding of Lufthansa Technik’s operational principles and work culture.

Knowledge Transfer and Beyond

The ultimate goal of this initiative is to foster a strong bond between the two organizations through knowledge transfer and the exchange of best practices.

Following the initial training period in Dubai, technicians will proceed to Lufthansa Technik’s facility in Germany.

Here, they will continue their training, gaining hands-on experience in all segments and participating in a diverse range of workshops.

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