The Brazilian airline Avianca Brasil and Lufthansa Technik AG have signed a comprehensive Total Component Support (TCS®) contract, covering repair and overhaul of components for the fleet of Avianca Brasil. The fleets consist of Airbus A320 family and Airbus A330 long-haul jets. Component support of the Airbus fleet will be ensured through a home base stock to be established in São Paulo, Brazil.
In addition, Lufthansa Technik will support Avianca Brasil in the build-up of in-house capabilities, for example for the maintenance and repair of A320 emergency slides and other safety equipment. As part of the contract, Lufthansa Technik will also oversee the production of Airbus A320neo aircraft Avianca Brasil has on order. By performing independent checks during critical phases of the aircraft production, Lufthansa Technik's Aircraft Production Inspection Program (APIP) ensures enhanced quality.
Frederico Pedreira, Chief Executive Officer from Avianca Brasil, said: „With Lufthansa Technik we have secured the support of a global player in technical aircraft services, whose experience and reliability we highly value. Lufthansa Technik is also the best partner for our new A320neo fleet."
„This contract is a big success for Lufthansa Technik in the highly competitive South American market. As a strong partner, we are looking forward to supporting Avianca Brasil during the successful expansion of their business," said Frank Berweger, Vice President Sales Americas from Lufthansa Technik.
AVH já tem contrato desde 2015, inclusive para os 787s.