New contract on Engine Maintenance Services for CFM56-5B engines

Cebu Pacific (CEB) and Lufthansa Technik are strengthening their 
alliance with another Engine Maintenance Services (EMS) contract for 
a significant number of CFM56-5B engines powering the A320ceo fleet. 
The latest agreement underscores the Philippines-based low-cost 
carrier's confidence in Lufthansa Technik's engine expertise and 
commitment to providing solutions that meet the unique requirements 
and needs of CEB.

Shevantha Weerasekera, Cebu Pacific's Vice President of Engineering &
Fleet Management, said: "Lufthansa Technik has demonstrated a deep 
understanding of Cebu Pacific's unique demands and needs, showcasing 
a willingness to tailor solutions. We were primarily attracted by 
Lufthansa Technik's one-stop solution, encompassing MES, logistics, 
and warranty claim services, and were pleasantly surprised by the 
company's flexibility in customizing offers." 

Dennis Kohr, Senior Vice President Corporate Sales Asia Pacific at 
Lufthansa Technik, added: "This new EMS contract marks a significant 
milestone in our collaborative journey, and we look forward to 
continuing our strong partnership and exploring further opportunities
for mutual growth."

CEB also holds line maintenance contracts with Lufthansa Technik 
Philippines, commencing in 2011 with the provision of line 
maintenance services for CEB's narrow-body fleet. This collaboration 
has since expanded to encompass base maintenance services for both 
A320 and A330 fleets. In September 2023, CEB and Lufthansa Technik 
entered an agreement to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul 
(MRO) services for three of Cebu Pacific's CFM56-5B engines, along 
with Cyclean® engine wash and Aircraft Transition Services (ATS) for 
two A320ceo.

As part of its commitment to regionalization, Lufthansa Technik is 
reinforcing its Asia Pacific sales team, with a particular focus on 
Southeast Asia. Beginning in 2024, corporate sales colleagues who 
were previously stationed in Singapore are now operating from the 
markets they serve, such as Thailand, Malaysia, or the Philippines. 
This decentralized approach aims to bring the team geographically 
closer to the customers.