• Modern engine components center opened
  • Orientation toward new engine types and higher utilization

The Engine Services division of Lufthansa Technik AG in Hamburg is
gearing up for the future. With the simultaneous opening of a new
competence center for engine case repair and an X-ray center for
engine components of all different sizes, Lufthansa Technik is
preparing for future engine types and a growing business in engine
maintenance. The company invested around seven million euros.

State-of-the-art tools and equipment are the basis for the
introduction of new repair procedures. At the same time, the variety
of engine types overhauled here can be increased significantly, and
turnaround time can be reduced to just three weeks. The division
assumes that orders for this product will double over the coming
three years.

The new X-ray center with its two systems can screen components
flexibly, from the smallest engine blade up to future engine cases
with a diameter of 3.5 meters - and do so digitally as well as in
analog mode. Recurring inspection requirements can be stored and the
inspections automated in the future. Planning for a second stage of
construction in 2019 is already underway; it will extend capacity yet

"Our new Center of Excellence bundles the competence needed for
around 450 repair procedures, some of which are very complex. With
our employees' know-how and the state-of-the-art tools and equipment
we now have available, we have created a foundation to meet the
highest quality standards even for future engine types," says Marcel
Rose, Head of the Competence Center in the Engine Services division
at Lufthansa Technik. "I'm very proud to have reached this milestone
in further development with the high commitment, the knowledge and
skills of my team."

Recently Lufthansa Technik made the decision to offer on-wing and MRO
services for the new LEAP-1A (Airbus A320neo) and -1B (Boeing 737
MAX) engines from CFM International. With this step, Lufthansa
Technik has become one of the first MRO providers to support
customers around the world as early as the initial phase of their
LEAP operations.

These engines will be overhauled at the Hamburg facility. In
parallel, preparations are underway in Hamburg to build up capacity
for engine part repairs and services for other engine types.