Lufthansa Technik and Air India Express sign EMS agreement

Lufthansa Technik and Air India Express have signed an agreement in the field of Engine Maintenance Services (EMS).

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The contract includes overhauling a minimum of three CFM56-7B engines for the Boeing 737-800 fleet.

The now concluded agreement is the first one ever signed between the international MRO (maintenance, repair, overhaul) provider and the subsidiary of Air India.

In addition to the EMS, Lufthansa Technik also supports a part of the Boeing 737 fleet of the airline with ad hoc repair and exchange of components as well as Aircraft on Ground (AOG) Services.

Anil Jain, head of engineering at Air India Express, said: “We are extremely pleased to announce this cooperation with Lufthansa Technik. Thereby, Air India Express now has access to Lufthansa Technik’s industry-leading experience and years of knowledge that will further assist us in our growth and operational reliability.”

Johanna Koch, VP corporate sales Southeast Asia and Indian Subcontinent at Lufthansa Technik, said: “We extend our gratitude to Air India Express for entrusting us with their vital maintenance needs. Lufthansa Technik holds this collaboration in high regard and eagerly anticipates the development of this new and mutually beneficial partnership.”