Low Cost & Regional

Farewell to airBaltic’s turboprop engines

What began in 2000 with the first repair of a PW125B turboprop engine for airBaltic ended – after more than two decades – with the shipment of the repaired PW150A turboprop engine, FA0972 to Riga.

With this return delivery, the turboprop engine era at airBaltic finally comes to an end. However, this does not mean the end of a long-standing and successful partnership. Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) will still provide MRO services on airBaltic’s fleet of PW1500G powered A220 aircraft under the agreement between Pratt&Whitney America and LTAA’s parent company Lufthansa Technik.

Raimund Schnell, VP marketing & sales at LTAA commented “Twenty-two years, more than 120 engine repair events, LTAA is very proud of this extraordinary and cooperative partnership. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the entire airBaltic team for their trust and deep friendship over all these years.”

Andris Vaivads, SVP of technical operations at airBaltic: “We represent an industry, where the company’s development, including competitiveness, is especially dependant on deep and reliable collaborations . Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey has been with us almost since the very beginnings of airBaltic, supporting our technical performance at the best heights. We greatly appreciate this long-term cooperation and hope to implement new forms of it in the future as well.”

airBaltic is the national airline of Latvia, connecting the Baltic region with over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS and operates 38 Airbus A220-300 aircraft.

LTAA, a member of Lufthansa Technik Group, is specialized in the maintenance of engines for regional aircraft and associated additional services. The portfolio includes maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the General Electric CF34 series, Passport 20 engine, the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100, PW150 series and the Pratt & Whitney’s PW1500G GTF.

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