Lufthansa Technik Malta (LTM) is expanding its portfolio to provide base maintenance services for Boeing 787 aircraft.
With the first aircraft expected to arrive on its premises in Spring 2024, LTM says it is currently investing several million Euros in training its technical experts, tooling, and material.
Maria Cilia, head of base maintenance services and chief executive of LTM, said: “It is a pleasure to start my position as the new chief executive of Lufthansa Technik Malta with such an important investment in our company.
“With the expansion of our portfolio, we will not only become the centre of excellence for widebody aircraft overhaul in Europe to serve our Boeing 787 operators in the region, but we will also strengthen our presence in the Maltese community and create new opportunities for current and future employees.”
LTM already offers a broad range of line and base maintenance services for short-haul aircraft of the type Airbus A320, A320neo as well as the long-haul aircraft Airbus A330, A340 and A350.
Alexander Feuersaenger, vice president and chief operating officer of aircraft maintenance services at Lufthansa Technik, said: “Building on the significant role that Lufthansa Technik Malta has had within our base maintenance network over the past two decades, our investment in enhancing capabilities with a dedicated overhaul line for Boeing 787 aircraft will further solidify the company’s standing as centre of excellence for modern widebody aircraft.
“This development will allow us greater flexibility in meeting our customers’ needs, leveraging LTM’s remarkable efficiency and reliability.”
LTM is based at Malta International Airport and was founded in 2002 as joint venture between Lufthansa Technik and Air Malta. It employs around 500 aviation experts and serves a wide array of international customers.