Lufthansa Technik Becomes a Member of Safran Nacelles’ Licensed MRO Network
Safran Nacelles and Lufthansa Technik have signed a license agreement for the MRO of Airbus A320neo’s LEAP-1A Nacelles. Over 2,500 nacelles produced by Safran are in service on Airbus A320neos powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines.
On Wednesday (April 19, 2023), Safran announced that Lufthansa Technik has become a member of Safran Nacelles’ licensed MRO network. The company will now be able to carry out warranty work, repairs and modifications guaranteed by the OEM. In combination with their existing rotable asset pool of LEAP-1A spares, Lufthansa Technik can now offer customers spare availability from OEM stock locations and MRO services. Currently, over 2,500 nacelles produced by Safran Nacelles are in service on Airbus A320neos powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. A320neo operators will benefit from Safran Nacelles and Lufthansa Technik’s extensive repair experience.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Safran Nacelles’ Executive Vice President – Customer Support & Services, Alain Berger, said,
“I look forward to sharing with Lufthansa Technik our best OEM quality standards. Operators of the A320neo nacelles can therefore rest assured that they will benefit from the best repairs in an extensive network of global stations.”
Also commenting on the new nacelle MRO partnership, Lufthansa Technik’s Vice President – Aircraft Component Services, Andreas Drosdowski, added,
“We are delighted to extend our long standing partnership with Safran Nacelles through this MRO license. The LEAP-1A engine type represents a major part of the future of Lufthansa Technik’s nacelle portfolio and the long term commitment to providing top level spare availability and MRO services to our valued customers.”
Safran is an international high technology Group with operations in aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space. The company’s core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world. The company holds, independently or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in the core markets they serve. Safran Aircraft Engines designs, produces and sells (alone or in partnership) commercial and military aircraft engines offering world-class performance, reliability and environmental-friendliness. Through CFM International, Safran Aircraft Engines is the leading global supplier of engines for short and medium-haul commercial jet aircraft. CFM is a 50/50 joint venture between Safran Aircraft Engines and GE. Safran is listed on the Euronext stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
Source: Safran Group