Lufthansa Technik and Hawaiian Airlines have signed a comprehensive Total Component Support (TCS) contract to cover the airline’s entire Airbus A330ceo and A321neo fleets.
In total, the new agreement encompasses parts pooling support for up to 52 aircraft over the next seven years, and gives Hawaiian Airlines the flexible option to further extend the cooperation by several additional years.
The new agreement is the Honolulu-based airline’s first Lufthansa Technik TCS contract, covering a total of 18 A321neo and 24 A330ceo aircraft in passenger configuration.
The contract also covers 10 converted Airbus A330-300 passenger-to-freighter aircraft which Hawaiian Airlines will operate on behalf of e-commerce giant Amazon and its Amazon Air division.
For each aircraft, Lufthansa Technik will perform component maintenance, provide access to the company’s component pool and logistics services, and establish home base stocks at several Hawaiian Airlines maintenance bases including Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Jim Landers, Hawaiian Airlines’ senior vice president of technical operations, said: “When we set out to find a maintenance provider for components installed on our Airbus fleet, we looked for an established MRO organisation that shared our focus to safely deliver reliable aircraft and components to the operation on-time and at a competitive price.
“We believe we found that partner with Lufthansa Technik, and we look forward to their support of our Airbus fleet in the years to come.”
Georgios Ouzounidis, vice president corporate sales Americas at Lufthansa Technik, said: “We are thrilled to enhance our existing partnership with Hawaiian Airlines with this component support that will foster our long-lasting relationship.
“Through improved material supply and logistics, our Total Component Support guarantees optimal availability for Hawaiian Airlines’ passenger and growing freighter Airbus fleets.”
The TCS agreement means Hawaiian Airlines can now benefit from an individual supply concept that enables short and rapid transport paths.
The airline also selected Lufthansa Technik for its Aircraft Production Inspection Program (APIP) services, which includes the 10 aforementioned A330 passenger-to-freighter conversions.
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