Lufthansa Technik Malta is now officially prepared to carry out all
overhaul work on the Airbus A350-1000. The company has received the
requisite license from the German Federal Aviation Office (LBA).
The recent certification amends the approval to perform overhaul work
on the baseline A350-900, which was already received in 2018. With
immediate effect, Lufthansa Technik Malta is hence also permitted to
work on the stretched version of the twin-engine widebody. The
necessary overhaul lines and docks were already adapted to the new
subtype at the time of the earlier approval.
Marcus Motschenbacher, Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa Technik
Malta, said: "With this approval, we have further cemented our
leading position as the only Airbus widebody overhaul site in the
European Lufthansa Technik network. We are therefore very well
positioned to provide long-term technical support for the entire A350
range. This is a great success for the Lufthansa Technik Group."
Already in 2018, more than 50 employees of Lufthansa Technik Malta
attained the necessary qualifications and practical knowledge to work
on the A350-900. These skills are now also being used to perform
overhauls on the larger type. A total of more than 3 million dollars
has been invested in the preparation for overhauls of both types,
with the first three customers expected until the end of this year.