Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February, 2019 - Lufthansa Technik has
received the approval from the General Authority of Civil Aviation
(GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for maintenance services on
aircraft registered in Saudi Arabia. In January 2019, a first A-Check
on a corresponding Airbus A320 was already conducted by Lufthansa
Technik Middle East mechanics in the hangar of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim
LLC, a joint venture of DC Aviation and the Al-Futtaim Group at Al
Maktoum International Airport (Dubai World Central Airport) in Dubai.
The 400 man-hours check was the second A-Check accomplished in
January 2019 within the Lufthansa Technik and DC Aviation Al-Futtaim
cooperation. It included for example the check of all systems which
are relevant for flight safety, the exchange of several components,
or the completion of service bulletins.
Omar Aker, Lufthansa Technik's Regional Sales Manager stated: "We are
only the second VIP MRO supplier in the Gulf region approved for
Saudi registered aircraft of the Airbus A320CJ family and Boeing BBJ
types. The first A-Check maintenance has been finished within budget
and ahead of schedule".
"We welcome the opportunity to further increase our service Level for
providing comprehensive maintenance solutions and modifications,"
said Michael Kuhn, Chief Executive Officer, DC Aviation Group. "DC
Aviation's extensive industry experience, wide maintenance network
and knowledge of business operations in cooperation with Lufthansa
Technik, one of the leading providers of technical services for the
aviation industry, is a collaboration which I am certain will be of
considerable benefit to our clients," he added.
"The cooperation agreement with Lufthansa Technik takes advantage of
our facility and the increasing infrastructure available thereby
providing the strong foundations for offering world-class maintenance
services to our customers both in the region and beyond. The
agreement also enables us to further diversify our technical
knowledge through the larger number of aircraft types being
supported," added Holger Ostheimer, Managing Director, DC Aviation
As part of the long-lasting cooperation agreement between Lufthansa
Technik and DC Aviation Al-Futtaim, the product portfolio consists of
regular checks as well as maintenance services, including unplanned
repairs for example in the case of an AOG (Aircraft on Ground). It
also features services for aircraft cabins, including small
modifications. Moreover, there are plans to establish a mobile
aircraft and cabin service to serve the region.