Norwegian signs comprehensive engine services contract
The Norwegian Air Shuttle Group and Lufthansa Technik have signed a
contract extending an existing Total Engine Support (TES®) contract.
The agreement, signed on 17 September at the airline's headquarters
in Oslo, covers all-inclusive services for the CFM56-7B engines
powering the airline's current fleet of 115 Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
According to the contract, for the next five years Lufthansa Technik
will cover all planned and unplanned shop visits at its highly
dedicated CFM56 engine shop in Hamburg, Germany. The agreement also
includes a far-reaching engine lease management. Lufthansa Technik
will secure the leasing of spare engines for Norwegian to ensure the
availability during peak overhaul periods. In addition, the contract
includes the regular use of Lufthansa Technik's proprietary Cyclean®
Engine Wash and on-site services such as Airline Support Team AST®
Engines as well as the use of the portable aerotracer device.
"We are very pleased to have signed this contract, which lays the
joint foundation for a successful continued partnership with
Lufthansa Technik," said Asgeir Nyseth, Chief Operating Officer of
Norwegian. "In the past, we have always been able to rely on their
support which guarantees us the highest technical reliability we need
for our demanding flight operations."
"The contract signed with Norwegian early is definite proof of our
performance," says Dr. Johannes Bussmann, Chief Executive Officer
Lufthansa Technik, at the signing ceremony. "The powerful combination
of high-performance shop visits and our extensive engine lease
management ensures maximum availability and reliability for our
long-standing customer in a dynamic market."
Lufthansa Technik has been maintaining Norwegian's CFM56-7B engines
since the fleet introduction of the Boeing 737-800 in 2008. Lufthansa
Technik also supports the airline's 737-800 fleet with a range of
other services, including extensive airframe maintenance.