Canadian low-cost carrier Flair Airlines has contracted Lufthansa Technik to provide component repair and overhaul for its 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

    The ten-year ‘Total Component Support’ contract applies to up to 24 aircraft from the airline’s current and future fleet. Support for the aircraft started in April 2021.

    Component support of the 737 MAX 8 fleet will be ensured through a home base stock in Toronto and Calgary, Lufthansa Technik said. The new contract also includes support for engine related components.

    “We are happy to have secured the support of Lufthansa Technik for the latest aircraft type that we have introduced,” said Flair Airlines’ vice president maintenance Guy Borowski.

    “The reliability of the fleet is particularly important to us, as we have started an ambitious fleet expansion plan.”

    Lufthansa Technik’s director corporate sales USA & Canada Matthias Zimmermann commented: “We are proud to continue our partnership with Flair by supporting its latest generation of aircraft. Lufthansa Technik has been offering MRO services for the 737 MAX 8 aircraft right from the start of operations of this type.”

    Lufthansa Technik already provides component support for Flair’s 737-800 aircraft and has also performed landing gear overhaul for these aircraft in the past.