Lufthansa Technik Malta is officially ready to perform all work
required for the Base Maintenance of the Airbus A350-900, as the
company has been licensed by the German Federal Aviation Office
The granting of the "Base Maintenance Approval" certificate by the
LBA marks the successful end of an intense period of preparation, in
which employees were trained, processes were established and
infrastructure was adapted.
Lufthansa Technik Malta kicked off this extensive program in November
2016 and has now been rewarded accordingly for its efforts. The first
Airbus A350 is expected to arrive for base maintenance services at
Lufthansa Technik Malta in spring 2019.
Lufthansa Technik's CEO Marcus Motschenbacher said: "More than 50
employees of Lufthansa Technik Malta spent just over three months in
personal preparation acquiring the necessary qualifications and
practical training to enable them to work on the A350. Two out of six
base maintenance lines at the facility have been outfitted to
accommodate the A350-900 with an investment of over EUR3.2m to cover
the first C-Checks. A substantial investment in new tooling has
included the purchase of more than 280 different tools including
engine removal tooling."
Extensive docking modifications have also been undertaken in Hangar
1, extending the current capabilities of the mezzanine, wing and tail
docks. Investment in a new electrical installation was also made due
to the A350's dedicated hydraulic rigs.
This approval cements Lufthansa Technik Malta's pole position as the
only Airbus widebody base maintenance provider in the Lufthansa
Technik network of European base maintenance facilities. Today, the
company is a true stronghold of this network in partnership with its
sister companies in Shannon, Berlin, Budapest, Sofia, Hamburg,
Manila and Puerto Rico.
Lufthansa Technik Malta forms part of Lufthansa Technik Group which
consists of some 35 companies with more than 25,000 employees
globally. It is a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group.