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Dubai Airshow: Lufthansa Technik and Emirates sign A380 base maintenance contract

Lufthansa Technik to provide additional 23 C-checks for Emirates Airbus A380
photo_camera Emirates Airbus A380. Credit: Emirates

Lufthansa Technik and Emirates are extending their relationship with a three-year Base Maintenance Services (BMS) contract for Airbus A380s.

By October 2026, another 23 of the world’s largest passenger aircraft will undergo C-checks performed by Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) in Manila.

Lufthansa Technik’s competence centre for BMS on the double-decker long-haul aircraft in Manila has already carried out several heavy checks for Emirates’ A380s since January this year.

To cope with the significantly increased demand for MRO services on the world’s largest commercial airliner type, LTP has invested in additional A380 overhaul capacities.

Due to the expanded MRO infrastructure such as the construction of a new 9,000sqm hangar, three of these superjumbos can be overhauled at the same time in Manila.

While the new BMS contract was signed and celebrated at the Dubai Airshow, there is also reason to cheer in the UK as the first overhaul of the Emirates A380 landing gear was completed in the specialised workshop of Lufthansa Technik Landing Gear Services (LTLGS) in London.

Since August this year, LTLGS has been performing overhaul services on the Emirates A380’s body and wing landing gear.

Kai Roepke, senior vice president corporate sales EMEA at Lufthansa Technik, said: “The fact that Emirates, as the largest Airbus A380 operator in the world, assigns us again to overhaul their flagship aircraft, is a great compliment to our work.

“It proves that our services consistently align with the exacting standards of our customer.

“Our teams look forward to further expanding our relationship with Emirates.”

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Lufthansa Technik to provide additional 23 C-checks for Emirates Airbus A380
Signing ceremony. Credit: Lufthansa Technik AG

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