Lufthansa Technik and Japan Airlines (JAL) have expanded their trusted partnership by entering into a long-term agreement on Total Component Support (TCS®) services for the carrier's Airbus A350 fleet. For a period of ten years the new contract covers the majority of Japan Airlines' Airbus A350 components. The contracted services include maintenance, programs for reliability monitoring and enhancement as well as logistic services. Currently JAL holds 31 firm orders and 25 options for the state-of-the-art long-range jet.
Atsushi Maeda, Executive Officer of Procurement at Japan Airlines, said: "The Airbus A350 constitutes a key element of the future Japan Airlines fleet. We believe this agreement will bring us even more stable and smooth component operations and the highest performance for our customers. Furthermore, it provides us additional benefits such as maintenance cost optimization and cost control, while enhancing the long term partnership with Lufthansa Technik."
Gerald Steinhoff, Vice President Corporate Sales Asia Pacific at Lufthansa Technik, said: "We are very proud and honored to extend our services with comprehensive MRO solutions for Japan Airlines' Airbus A350 fleet. We will work very closely together as partners to ensure the highest safety and reliability. With this latest agreement, Lufthansa Technik has proven its position as leader for A350 component services in Asia Pacific. This will also result in a further increase of A350 components allocated to our warehouses in the region."
With the new agreement, Japan Airlines and Lufthansa Technik continue to expand their successful relationship which already includes a variety of MRO services. Among others, Lufthansa Technik has been providing TCS® services for Japan Airlines' Boeing 787 fleet since 2011.