British Airways has extended its A380 base maintenance contract with Lufthansa Technik.
The contract will run from August 2022 for more than five years and includes services for the airline’s 12 A380s. These will be performed at the Lufthansa Technik Philippines facility in Manila.
Lufthansa Technik has provided A380 base maintenance services for British Airways for five years.
“Safety is at the heart of everything we do and we’re delighted to extend our existing A380 base maintenance contract with Lufthansa Technik as a result of the continued excellent standard of service provided by Lufthansa Technik Philippines,” said British Airways’ technical director Dave Exon. “This agreement ensures that our A380 aircraft have secured slots for the foreseeable future.”
Lufthansa Technik Philippines’ CEO Elmar Lutter commented: “We are proud to continue our good relationship with British Airways by extending the Airbus A380 base maintenance contract for another five years. At Lufthansa Technik Philippines, we remain committed to servicing the A380 aircraft in the forseeable future.”
Lufthansa Technik Philippines will manage the aircraft via Lufthansa Technik’s digital operations suite ‘AVIATAR’, in order to track, coordinate and report on the checks. The digital platform provides real time multi-user information access on the check status, including open items, next steps, completion level and many other functions, Lufthansa Technik said, “ensuring an additional layer of reassurance around the safety of all operations”.