Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa
Technik AG, received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval
to carry out maintenance work on the Airbus A320neo.
For Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico, based at Rafael Hernandez Airport
Aguadilla in Puerto Rico, this approval marks a significant
milestone, since it underlines the company's position as a center of
excellence for the Airbus A320 family. An investment of some 2.8
million U.S. dollars was required for the training, tools and the
material necessary for the maintenance of the new aircraft type.
"This performance was only possible thanks to our entire team's great
effort. We are especially proud that Spirit Airlines is now
entrusting us with the aircraft overhaul of the A320neo in addition
to the A320 classic family. We are pleased that we were able to repay
their trust by getting the first aircraft of this type ready for
flight operations on time," says Pat Foley, Chief Executive of
Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico.
Kirk Thornburg, Vice President Technical Operations at Spirit
Airlines, is equally pleased: "We have been cooperating with
Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico for more than three years. We are as
convinced as ever that we are dealing with a highly professional
team. With Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico, we have a strong partner by
our side and are delighted to expand our cooperation further to
include work on the A320neo."