- Overhaul of minimum three CFM56-7B engines
- First contract ever signed between the two parties

At last week's Wings India in Hyderabad, Lufthansa Technik and Air 
India Express signed an agreement in the field of Engine Maintenance 
Services (EMS). The contract includes overhauling a minimum of three 
CFM56-7B engines for the Boeing 737-800 fleet.

The now concluded agreement is the first one ever signed between the 
international MRO (maintenance, repair, overhaul) provider and the 
subsidiary of Air India. In addition to the EMS, Lufthansa Technik 
also supports a part of the Boeing 737 fleet of the airline with ad 
hoc repair and exchange of components as well as Aircraft on Ground 
(AOG) Services.

Anil Jain, Head of Engineering at Air India Express, stated: "We are 
extremely pleased to announce this cooperation with Lufthansa 
Technik. Thereby, Air India Express now has access to Lufthansa 
Technik's industry-leading experience and years of knowledge that 
will further assist us in our growth and operational reliability."

Johanna Koch, Vice President Corporate Sales Southeast Asia & Indian 
Subcontinent at Lufthansa Technik, said: "We extend our gratitude to 
Air India Express for entrusting us with their vital maintenance 
needs. Lufthansa Technik holds this collaboration in high regard and 
eagerly anticipates the development of this new and mutually 
beneficial partnership."