China Cargo Airlines has entrusted Lufthansa Technik AG with the component support for three Boeing 747-400 freighter aircraft. The five-year Total Component Support (TCS®) agreement is the first major collaboration between the two companies – and the first TCS® contract with a direct service provision to a Chinese customer.
Lufthansa Technik's Total Component Support offers operators optimal component availability without the task of setting up and maintaining their own spare parts inventories. China Cargo Airlines will benefit from a unique pooling concept which guarantees 100 percent reliable delivery at a pre-determined service level and resulting lower operating costs, especially through effects of scale. The agreement with the all-cargo airline comprises 427 part numbers.
Ji Shuhu, Vice President of China Cargo Airlines, says: "China Cargo Airlines is very glad to sign the agreement with Lufthansa Technik and we realize that China Cargo can obtain more professional and stronger support from Lufthansa Technik. We are looking forward to the further cooperation and good relationship with Lufthansa Technik in many fields."
Gerald Steinhoff, Vice President Corporate Sales Asia Pacific at Lufthansa Technik, commented: "We are very delighted that China Cargo Airlines chose us as trusted component support partner. We guarantee to provide the best service as always to keep their Boeing 747 aircraft flying – and we are looking forward to further collaborations in the nearest future."