Boeing has awarded Lufthansa Technik a contract for sustainment providers inside its help of the Royal New Zealand Air Drive’s (RNZAF) future fleet of 4 P-8A plane that can leverage business capabilities to enhance readiness charges. The contract is for provision of Lufthansa Technik’s Whole Part Assist (TCS), a complete part providers program for the 737 overlaying greater than 4 hundred business widespread components included within the configuration of the P-8A, a navy by-product of the favored airliner. Leveraging the 737 business market in help of P-8A worldwide prospects will enable smaller fleets simpler entry to vital world provide chain stock from the greater than 4 thousand 737 plane working as we speak. The TCS program supplied by Lufthansa Technik permits the RNZAF to scale back funding in business widespread components and enhance plane readiness by entry to the German firm’s upkeep, restore and overhaul (MRO) world provide chain.

“Our collaboration with Lufthansa Technik is a robust instance of how trade can work collectively to unravel buyer challenges and preserve excessive readiness charges. Our aim is to increase service choices from a strategic German trade associate for added P-8A prospects to learn,” mentioned Torbjorn (Turbo) Sjogren, Boeing vp and common supervisor, Authorities Providers.


“Lufthansa Technik is a longstanding associate with an extended historical past of supporting Boeing plane world wide.This new contract is a transparent demonstration of our dedication to German trade and the way we associate throughout the Atlantic and globally, shaping significant partnerships that guarantee continued financial and industrial progress in Germany ,” mentioned Michael Haidinger, president of Boeing in Germany.

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“As a famend professional for Particular Mission plane and a number one upkeep, restore and overhaul supplier with a long time of expertise in servicing business Boeing 737s, we’re delighted to quickly begin servicing New Zealand’s Poseidon fleet. The sturdy partnership with Boeing allows us to supply the very best service stage over your entire life cycle of the plane. We’re very a lot trying ahead to additional cooperation with our companions in Germany and past,” mentioned Michael von Puttkamer, vp particular plane providers at Lufthansa Technik.

Boeing and Lufthansa Technik signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2021 to help Germany’s P-8A Poseidon fleet. The MOU expanded to a three-party settlement with ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH in 2022. Below Boeing’s Efficiency-Based mostly Logistics (PBL) program, Lufthansa Technik additionally offers {hardware} help to the Italian fleet of Boeing KC-767A tankers and has facilitated excellent plane availability for the Italian Air Drive. In July 2018, the federal government of New Zealand introduced the acquisition of 4 P-8A Poseidon plane to interchange their growing old fleet of P-3K2 maritime patrol plane. The primary P-8A to New Zealand was delivered December 2022, with three remaining plane to be delivered in 2023. Deployed world wide with 155 plane delivered or in service, and greater than 450,000 collective, mishap free flight hours, the P-8A is important for world anti-submarine warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and search-and-rescue operations.

With some 35 subsidiaries and associates, the Lufthansa Technik Group is among the main suppliers of technical plane providers on this planet. Licensed internationally as upkeep, manufacturing and design group, the corporate has a workforce of greater than 20,000 workers. Lufthansa Technik’s portfolio covers your entire vary of providers for business and VIP/particular mission plane, engines, elements and touchdown gear within the areas of digital fleet help, upkeep, restore, overhaul, modification, completion and conversion in addition to the manufacture of revolutionary cabin merchandise.
Boeing has been a dedicated associate to the German aerospace trade for a lot of a long time. The corporate employs roughly 1 000 direct workers at its amenities in Germany and helps many hundreds of different extremely expert jobs all through the nation with a longtime community of companions and suppliers. Boeing Germany actively contributes to the analysis and improvement of digital and sustainable applied sciences for the way forward for aviation. Extra about Boeing in Germany: or @BoeingDACH on Twitter.