Lufthansa Technik announced the opening of their new engine repair facility, located at Lufthansa Technik Shannon (LTTS), on March 31, 2023.
Lufthansa Technik: Expanding Services
Lufthansa Technik’s expansion at the Shannon facility increases its aircraft engine repair portfolio to include engine manifolds among the specialist services.
The company announced its continuation on a “rapid growth trajectory” in Ireland as it unveiled its new Engine Parts & Accessories Repair (EPAR) facility in LTTS.
The new EPAR is a 2,000-square-metre facility, bringing the total engine maintenance capacity of LTTS to 10,000 square meters, and providing additional services, facilities, and functions to the maintenance base.
LTTS CEO, Michael Malewski, said: “With this new facility we are diversifying our product portfolio and enhancing our manufacturing capabilities to better serve our customers’ needs.”
Engine Manifolds distribute air or fluids for optimal engine performance. If these parts become damaged or worn then diminished efficiency of the engine and increased emissions can be the result. The importance and relevance of this service offering are apparent.
LTTS is licensed to carry out repairs on General Electric and CFMI engines. The approval license is granted by the engine manufacturers. The company is therefore only one of a small number of companies outside of the original engine manufacturers that are licensed to carry out repairs on engines.
LTTS has had a base in the Republic of Ireland since the early 1990s and the new facility further commits the company to the region and nation. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Malewski said: “Today is a very exciting day for the business in Ireland.”
The new facility has already created an additional 25 jobs with a commitment from Malewski for a continued focus on recruitment as the facility “continues to grow and diversify.”
LTTS employs around 300 people across its operations in Shannon, Kildare, and Dublin.
In November last year, the company announced it would open a Mobile Engine Services facility in Kildare as part of LTTS. It was reported that the Kildare facility was an investment of 28 million EUR.
“I believe we have some of the best people in the world working for us at each of our three locations, but we need even more as we experience rapid post-pandemic recovery,” Malewski added.
The press release on the facility opening emphasized the importance of recruiting more aviation engineers and qualified mechanics.
During the launch ceremony, Malewski praised the cooperation and support of the authorities in the Republic of Ireland and hailed this as the reason for being able to realize the company’s plans in the country.
“I believe that the opportunities for LTTS in Ireland are significant and we are in a strong position to deliver innovative solutions that will drive the aviation industry forward,” he said.