Lufthansa Technik and CFM International (CFM) have concluded a
LEAP-1B* CFM Branded Service Agreement (CBSA). Being effective since
1st January 2022, this CFM license enables Lufthansa Technik to offer
the widest range of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services
for CFM LEAP-1B engines.

Lufthansa Technik is the first independent MRO-provider worldwide to
sign a CBSA for the LEAP-1B, enabling the company to offer
high-quality, cost-efficient services for LEAP-1B engines to
international customers. The LEAP-1B engine powers the Boeing 737 MAX
aircraft, of which more than 4,700 have been ordered to date. It is
expected that up to 15,000 aircraft of this type will be operated
worldwide in the future. As a consequence, this new agreement
significantly strengthens Lufthansa Technik's position as one of the
worldwide leading technical suppliers for narrowbody engines.  

"With the new license, we have now taken a decisive step forward in
the portfolio of our engine business. We are now able to overhaul,
repair and offer mobile engine services on all relevant narrowbody
engine types," said Dietmar Focke, Head of Engine Services at
Lufthansa Technik. "We are very proud to further extend our existing,
very successful partnership and collaboration with CFM and to add
this state-of-the-art engine type to our existing capabilities for
the CFM56 family and the LEAP-1A engines. On this occasion, I also
would like to thank our partner CFM for the ramp-up support they will
give us in the next months, so that we can offer our services for
this great engine as soon as possible."  

"CFM is grateful to have Lufthansa Technik as such an experienced and
reputable MRO as part of our LEAP overhaul and repair network," said
Gaël Méheust, President & CEO of CFM International. "This reinforces
CFM's commitment to promote an open, competitive aftermarket
landscape that will stimulate innovation, continuous improvement and
the lowest cost of ownership over the product life cycle. We are
confident that our customers will put their trust in Lufthansa
Technik to provide the highest level of service for their LEAP

The CBSA includes extended licenses, access to repairs, and a strong
technical cooperation. Under the terms of the agreement, Lufthansa
Technik will continue to make use of its extensive knowhow of engine
MRO and provide the full range of MRO services tailored specifically
to customers' requirements and to the needs corresponding to the life
cycle of the engine. The focus will be on developing new MRO services
and optimizing the operating costs for the operators of the LEAP-1B
engine. The services will range from engine overhaul and parts repair
to on-wing support and engineering support. Lufthansa Technik is the
only independent MRO provider worldwide that holds both a CBSA for
the LEAP-1A** engine and for the LEAP-1B engine.

*LEAP engines are a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint
company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.

**Lufthansa Technik is also an authorized LEAP-1A service provider
licensed by CFM International.