Korean low-cost carrier Eastar Jet has contracted Lufthansa Technik
AG to supply components for its new fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
With currently six aircraft on order, Eastar Jet will receive its
first two 737 MAX by the end of 2018, with the remaining four
aircraft following in mid-2019.
Similar to the support for the airline's Boeing 737NG fleet, the new
Total Component Support (TCS®) agreement includes component
maintenance as well as spare parts leasing through a component pool
at Eastar Jet's headquarters at Gimpo International Airport in Seoul.
Likewise the airline will be granted access to the corresponding
spare parts pools at Lufthansa Technik.
"Lufthansa Technik has met our expectations concerning the support
provided on the Boeing 737NG," said Daniel Yim, General Manager of
the purchasing team from Eastar Jet. "Therefore we are looking
forward to the expanded component supply for our Boeing 737 MAX fleet
aimed at achieving the same results."
Stefan Loh, Senior Sales Manager at Lufthansa Technik, said: "We are
looking forward to providing component support for the new Boeing 737
MAX fleet. We will support Eastar Jet with excellent service quality
and a competitive cost structure."
Lufthansa Technik guarantees reliable delivery from its TCS® pool
comprising over 100,000 different components. Aircraft operators
benefit from optimal component availability, without having to create
and maintain their own spare parts warehouses. Lufthansa Technik TCS®
pool customers benefit from lower operating costs, especially through
effects of scale.