Comprehensive TTS® for Boeing 737 MAX 8
The South African airline Comair Limited and Lufthansa Technik have signed a comprehensive long-term Total Technical Support (TTS®) contract. In the frame of the new agreement, Lufthansa Technik will provide engineering, planning, line maintenance and component support including consumables and expendables supply for the customer’s future Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet. The services will commence in January 2019, when Comair, as part of its fleet renewal program, will take delivery of the first two of eight 737 MAX 8 aircraft on order.
Erik Venter, Chief Executive Officer of Comair, says: “The imminent arrival of the 737 MAX 8 was an opportunity for us to evaluate our future technical requirements. Lufthansa Technik’s experience with the aircraft type and the operational efficiencies we believe we’ll gain in terms of maintenance turnaround times will enable us to further leverage the benefits of our investment in the new fleet and improve customer service.”
As part of the TTS®, Lufthansa Technik supports Comair with a Technical Operations Management (TOM), integrating all MRO activities contracted in the agreement into a comprehensive service package. Robert Gaag, Vice President Corporate Sales EMEA at Lufthansa Technik, says: “We feel honoured by the trust and confidence of the Comair management, which has chosen Lufthansa Technik to take on this important responsibility. I hope this is the beginning of a long-lasting relationship with Comair.”
In conjunction with a TTS® contract, TOM is a service package which enables operators to enjoy efficiency advantages resulting from synergies in service integration and reduced complexity for their fleets. Comair’s in-house engineering and fleet department will continue to oversee all maintenance, repair and overhaul services.
More information on Technical Operations Management is available here:
Comair Limited is a South African aviation and travel company, offering scheduled and non-scheduled airline services within South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. The company operates under its low-fare airline brand, kulula.com, as well as under the British Airways livery, as part of a license agreement. For more information, visit www.comair.co.za
With some 35 subsidiaries and affiliates, the Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the leading providers of technical aircraft services in the world. Certified internationally as maintenance, production and design organization, the company has a workforce of more than 25,000 employees. Lufthansa Technik’s portfolio covers the entire range of services for commercial and VIP/special mission aircraft, engines, components and landing gear in the areas of digital fleet support, maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, completion and conversion as well as the manufacture of innovative cabin products.