Lufthansa Technik is expanding its worldwide network of specialised repair stations for its innovative Mobile Engine Services.

    The technical aircraft services provider says the new facility in Dublin will commence operations in early October, doubling the number of European repair stations for Lufthansa Technik’s smart surgical engine repair solutions.

    According to Lufthansa Technik, the new facility will have five repair bays, employ more than 20 engine mechanics and cover 600 square metres of floor space. One of the critical factors in choosing Dublin as a location was the availability of highly skilled technicians with more than 20 years of experience on average.

    Presenting the opportunity to avoid or postpone major overhaul events, Lufthansa Technik’s Mobile Engine Services comprise a broad portfolio of smart engine repair solutions ranging from on-wing and on-site services  (inFIELD) performed by airline support teams directly at the customer’s location to surgical repair solutions derived from the customer’s required workscope and carried out in a global network of five repair stations (InSTATION).

    These are located in Montréal, Tulsa, Frankfurt and Shenzhen in addition to the new repair station in Dublin. Mobile Engine Services in the various locations have already received authorisations from more than 40 international airworthiness authorities.

    Michael Kirstein, vice president engine parts repair and mobile engine services at Lufthansa Technik commented: “In these uncertain times, our goal is to support our customers’ control of their cost exposure to engine maintenance and to optimise the operational life of their engines and engine components. This is the smart solution in times of ‘cash is king’.

    “The new repair station deepens our investment and belief in our network of Mobile Engine Services, signalling Lufthansa Technik’s strong commitment to help our customers through this unprecedented crisis.”

    The new repair station will begin operations with InFIELD and InSTATION services for the CFM56-5B engines used in the Airbus A320ceo family and the CFM56-7B engines powering the Boeing 737 Next Generation.