Air India appoints Lufthansa Technik as component support for B777 fleet

Lufthansa Technik will take over the Total Component Support (TCS) for Air India's entire Boeing 777 fleet.

Air India appoints Lufthansa Technik as component support for its B777 fleet. Image: Lufthansa Technik

The multi-year agreement encompasses services for a total of 27 aircraft. With this first contract, both companies are laying the foundations for long-term cooperation.

The now concluded agreement includes the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of aircraft components and provides Air India access to Lufthansa Technik's global component pool and logistics services. The close partnership between the two companies will enable the airline to maximise efficiency in its technical operations and ensures the best possible availability of the spare parts it needs.

S.K. Dash, chief technical officer at Air India, said: "The partnership with the well-experienced Lufthansa Technik for the component support of our entire Boeing 777 fleet of 27 aircraft is a significant milestone in our collaborative journey. Lufthansa Technik demonstrated professional ad-hoc support for our Boeing 777 fleet and we are delighted to strengthen this relationship further by way of this long-term agreement."

Dennis Kohr, senior vice president corporate sales Asia Pacific at Lufthansa Technik, added: "We would like to thank Air India for their trust and for awarding Lufthansa Technik to provide comprehensive Total Component Support. As the airline continues on its growth path in the next years, we look forward to supporting them  with our services and eagerly anticipate expanding our new partnership further."