The South African airline Comair Limited and Lufthansa Technik have
signed a comprehensive long-term Total Technical Support (TTS®)
contract. In the frame of the new agreement, Lufthansa Technik will
provide engineering, planning, line maintenance and component support
including consumables and expendables supply for the customer's
future Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet. The services will commence in January
2019, when Comair, as part of its fleet renewal program, will take
delivery of the first two of eight 737 MAX 8 aircraft on order.
Erik Venter, Chief Executive Officer of Comair, says: "The imminent
arrival of the 737 MAX 8 was an opportunity for us to evaluate our
future technical requirements. Lufthansa Technik's experience with
the aircraft type and the operational efficiencies we believe we will
gain in terms of maintenance turnaround times will enable us to
further leverage the benefits of our investment in the new fleet and
improve customer service."
As part of the TTS®, Lufthansa Technik supports Comair with a
Technical Operations Management (TOM), integrating all MRO activities
contracted in the agreement into a comprehensive service package.
Robert Gaag, Vice President Corporate Sales EMEA at Lufthansa
Technik, says: "We feel honoured by the trust and confidence of the
Comair management, which has chosen Lufthansa Technik to take on this
important responsibility. I hope this is the beginning of a
long-lasting relationship with Comair."
In conjunction with a TTS® contract, TOM is a service package which
enables operators to enjoy efficiency advantages resulting from
synergies in service integration and reduced complexity for their
fleets. Comair's in-house engineering and fleet department will
continue to oversee all maintenance, repair and overhaul services.