The Russian carrier Red Wings Airlines has contracted Lufthansa
Technik to provide extensive support for its growing Airbus
narrowbody fleet. Within the frame of a contract with another Russian
airline, Lufthansa Technik will also provide technical services for
the Boeing 737 fleet of SmartAvia.  

Under a six-year contract with Red Wings Airlines, Lufthansa Technik
supports the IAE V2500 and CFM56-5B engines of the carrier's Airbus
fleet with a full range of engine services including engine condition
monitoring (ECM). For the duration of the contract, a shop visit is
planned for each of the currently 24 engines. Lufthansa Technik will
also maintain the landing gears of Red Wings' fleet of currently
eight Airbus A320s and four A321s on a fixed price basis over the
next six years.  

Lufthansa Technik already supports Red Wings Airlines with numerous
other services, among them component support.  

SmartAvia continues long-term cooperation
SmartAvia has signed a long-term agreement covering technical
services for the carrier's Boeing 737 fleet. Under the terms of the
contract, Lufthansa Technik provides spare parts for the Boeing 737
NG aircraft of the carrier's fleet.  

The new contract provides Smartavia with guaranteed access to
Lufthansa Technik's component and spare parts pool. Lufthansa
Technik's support around the clock ensures that all aircraft spare
parts can be supplied to the airline at short notice, reducing the
time required to maintain the aircraft and therefore its ground time.
Ultimately, this comprehensive support will allow Smartavia to
increase its fleet renewal rate, to expand its route network and
enhance the level of services provided to passengers.  

With the new contract, the decade-long relationship of Smartavia and
Lufthansa Technik continues to progress on a steep growth path.