Saudia Technic and Lufthansa Technik have signed a 10-year Total Component Support (TCS) contract that will focus on the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia’s Airbus fleet.
The deal encompasses 53 Airbus A320 and 31 A330 aircraft, and Aircraft on Ground (AOG) support that guarantees the shortest possible delivery for time-critical components.
This collaboration builds on Lufthansa Technik’s ongoing provision of components to Saudia’s Boeing fleet since the beginning of 2023, when it has been supporting 39 Boeing 777 (35 777-300ER and four 777F) and 18 Boeing 787 aircraft (13 787-9 and five 787-10).
Fahd H. Cynndy, chief executive of Saudia Technic, said: “Due to the excellent experience with Lufthansa Technik with regard to the Total Component Support for our Boeing fleet, we didn’t hesitate to also award the contract for our Airbus fleet to them.
“We look forward to expanding our close partnership even further.”
In a notable expansion of their partnership, the companies are introducing a joint training programme starting in January 2024.
Lufthansa Technik Middle East (LTME) located in Dubai will host technicians from Saudia Technic for an immersive training experience, further building a strong and enduring partnership.
This opportunity will enable them to gain a deeper understanding of Lufthansa Technik’s operations, principles, and work culture.
The technicians will be initially stationed at LTME for an intensive three-month training period during which they will receive first-hand exposure to various aspects of aircraft component repair, with a particular focus on nacelle components repair technology.
The ultimate objective of this initiative is to nurture the partnership while fostering the exchange of knowledge and best practices between the two organisations.
After the initial three-month period, the technicians will proceed to Lufthansa Technik’s facility in Germany where they will continue their training, gaining experience in all segments and participating in a wide array of workshops.
Harald Gloy, chief operating officer of Lufthansa Technik, said: “We are very honoured to also support the Airbus fleet for Saudia Technic.
“Our cooperation is based on decades of a trustful relationship which we are more than happy to continue.
“We are delighted to service our partner Saudia Technic on its growth path in the next years.”