Lufthansa Technik Malta has started to carry out technical services
on the Airbus A350. A first aircraft, an Airbus A350-1000 from an
undisclosed customer, received a cabin modification in September.
The first A350-900 is expected to arrive in the next weeks for a
C-check. So far, three international carriers, amongst them Air
Mauritius, have signed MRO (maintenance, repair & overhaul) contracts
for the A350 family with Lufthansa Technik Malta.

The start of modification and overhaul services at Lufthansa Technik
Malta further strengthens Lufthansa Technik's position as the leading
MRO services provider for this aircraft type in Europe, but also in
Asia. More than 100 airplanes from different customers already
receive comprehensive technical support for components, auxiliary
power units, airframe related components, engines and other parts of
the aircraft.

Marcus Motschenbacher, Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa Technik
Malta, said: "Our intensive preparations for the arrival of the A350
have been very successful. The first aircraft was re-delivered as
planned. We are now looking forward to execute the first C-checks for
this aircraft type and feel very well positioned to provide long-term
technical support for the entire A350 family. Our facility has become
the latest member of the global Lufthansa Technik A350 services
network, adding new capabilities for this aircraft type to the whole

Lufthansa Technik Malta has undertaken thorough preparations in
infrastructure investment and staff qualification to be able to carry
out overhaul work on the A350 family. The German Federal Aviation
Office (LBA) certification for the A350-1000 was achieved in August
2019. This certification complements the approval for overhaul work
on the Airbus A350-900, attained in 2018. Lufthansa Technik Malta is
among the first providers of this sort of MRO work anywhere in the