Russian airline Smartavia has appointed Lufthansa Technik to provide component services for its A320neo aircraft over a period of six years.

    The ‘Total Component Support’ (TCS) contract began in May 2021 and includes up to ten aircraft that Smartavia currently plans to operate.

    Services covered by the contract are customised for Smartavia’s requirements. A pool of homebase stock for the A320neo fleet has been set up at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg.

    Lufthansa Technik already provides component support to Smartavia’s fleet of 737NG aircraft. In 2020, Lufthansa Technik also concluded an agreement for engine services with the Russian carrier.

    “We are happy to have secured the support of Lufthansa Technik for maintaining the components of our latest fleet of A320neo aircraft,” said Smartavia’s general director Sergey Savostin. “In particular, Lufthansa Technik’s cooperation with Woodward and FADEC as the main manufacturers of engine-related components for the LEAP-engines has convinced us that this contract will ensure the operational stability of the new aircraft.”

    Lufthansa Technik’s corporate key account manager Russia & CIS Stanislav Mitin commented: “We are proud to continue our partnership with Smartavia by extending our component support to their latest aircraft fleet. Lufthansa Technik has gained experience on maintaining the Airbus A320neo aircraft right from the start of operations, and we are happy to share our knowledge with our Russian partner.”