Croatia Airlines has extended two long-standing contracts with
Lufthansa Technik AG. The extended agreements cover the Airbus
A320-family fleet of the state-owned airline of Croatia, which is
currently operating six aircraft of this type. An existing Total
Component Support (TCS®) contract was extended by seven years. At the
same time, the contract covering auxiliary power unit (APU) services
was extended by five years. Croatia Airlines will also become a user
of Lufthansa Technik's digital platform AVIATAR.
Davor Bujan, Technical Director Croatia Airlines, commented on the
contract extension: "Technical expertise has strongly contributed to
Croatia Airlines being recognized as a safe air company. This
cooperation expansion contract is another confirmation of the
excellent relations between us and our long-standing partner, which I
believe will develop further to the benefit of both parties."
Jens Henningsen, Senior Executive Corporate Sales Europe at Lufthansa
Technik, said: "With the extended contracts, Croatia Airlines is once
again expressing its long-standing trust in Lufthansa Technik. In
2017 we commemorated 25 years of corporation. We will continue
working very closely together as partners to ensure the highest
reliability, performance and safety."
Croatia Airlines will also benefit from AVIATAR, Lufthansa Technik's
independent digital platform for the aviation industry. Using
selected products and solutions, Croatia Airlines will see increased
reliability and aircraft availability.
Lufthansa Technik has been a maintenance partner to Croatia Airlines
since 1992, when the MRO provider started to support the Boeing 737
fleet of Croatia Airlines with an integrated Total Technical Support
(TTS®) contract. In 1997, when Croatia Airlines' included its first
Airbus A320 in its fleet, Lufthansa Technik was also chosen as a
provider of TTS®. In addition, Croatia Airlines' Bombardier Q400
turboprops have been under a Total Component Support (TCS®) since
Today, the subject matter of the contract for the Airbus A319/A320
fleet covers a broad spectrum of component services, engine
maintenance, support for Airframe Related Components (ARC®), and
provision of auxiliary power units (APU).