As the first independent MRO provider worldwide to sign a CFM Branded Service Agreement (CBSA) for both the LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines, Lufthansa Technik is now preparing to induct its first LEAP-1B engine in November.
Lufthansa Technik already has extensive experience with the LEAP-1A, having serviced it for four years and serving a variety of customers – ranging from airlines, to lessors and OEMs.
Gaël Méheust, president and chief executive of CFM International, said: “Lufthansa Technik’s induction of its first CFM LEAP-1B engine in the coming weeks is a key milestone for our open LEAP MRO Network.”
The MRO provider offers solutions to meet its customers’ specific needs, varying from Cyclean® Engine wash, housekeeping services, mobile engine services, quick turns to performance restoration workscopes. The focus is now on rapid capacity growth.
Méheust added: “As our first CBSA, Lufthansa Technik has gained significant experience with the engine and we are very confident in their capabilities to provide world-class MRO support.”
Derrick Siebert, vice president commercials engine services at Lufthansa Technik, said: “We are very grateful for our successful partnership and CFM International’s support in preparing us to offer our services for the LEAP-1B.”
Lufthansa Technik’s capacity growth supporting the LEAP-1B services maintenance is a significant benefit for the CFM LEAP customer base.
The MRO provider remains dedicated to delivering excellence in engine maintenance and MRO services while continuously advancing its capabilities and setting new industry standards.
* LEAP engines are a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines / ** Lufthansa Technik is also an authorised LEAP-1A service provider licensed by CFM International