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Lufthansa Technik and Air India Express sign engine maintenance deal

Lufthansa Technik and Air India Express have signed an Engine Maintenance Services (EMS) agreement which will include overhauling a minimum of three CFM56-7B engines for the airline's Boeing 737-800 fleet.
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Lufthansa Technik and Air India Express have signed an Engine Maintenance Services (EMS) agreement which will include overhauling a minimum of three CFM56-7B engines for the airline’s Boeing 737-800 fleet.

It is the first ever contract between the MRO provider and the subsidiary of Air India, and was signed at the recent Wings India event.

In addition to the EMS, Lufthansa Technik also supports a part of the airline’s Boeing 737 fleet with ad hoc repair and exchange of components as well as Aircraft on Ground (AOG) Services.

Anil Jain, head of engineering at Air India Express, said: “We are extremely pleased to announce this cooperation with Lufthansa Technik.

“Thereby, Air India Express now has access to Lufthansa Technik’s industry-leading experience and years of knowledge that will further assist us in our growth and operational reliability.”

Johanna Koch, vice president of corporate sales Southeast Asia and Indian Subcontinent at Lufthansa Technik, said: “We extend our gratitude to Air India Express for entrusting us with their vital maintenance needs.

“Lufthansa Technik holds this collaboration in high regard and eagerly anticipates the development of this new and mutually beneficial partnership.”

Air India Express is a subsidiary of Air India and operates over 2,000 flights weekly across 31 Indian domestic and 14 international airports, with a fleet of 63 aircraft, comprising 35 Boeing 737 and 28 Airbus A320.

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