Lufthansa Technik Shannon has announced a multi-million Euro investment that opens the doors for the Boeing 787 later this year.
The Shannon-based aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider will modify existing aircraft hangars to accommodate the Dreamliner.
Lufthansa Technik Shannon will also be able to offer modifications, cabin and interior refurbishment, interior repair and paint, external paint repairs, specialized inspections, airworthiness directives, compliance checks and a full range of maintenance services for Boeing 787, on site in Shannon.
CEO Pat Shine said, "This portfolio expansion is great news for Shannon and we believe it will be widely welcomed by the aviation industry globally. The Boeing 787 is one of the most technically-advanced airplanes in the sky and we will offer leading-edge, specialist services, minimizing the time that the aircraft is out of service, which is what our customers demand."
In more than 25 years of experience, Lufthansa Technik Shannon has developed a great expertise in Airbus A320 and various Boeing aircraft such as 737, 757, 767 and 777. Along with the comprehensive back-shop capabilities for advanced materials and innovative maintenance procedures, the Shannon facility is a natural fit for the 787. It is also a sustainable addition to the current Airbus and Boeing airframe capabilities.
Staff at Lufthansa Technik Shannon are currently undergoing specialist training for this particular aircraft type and its state-of-the-art technology all over the world. "The big focus for the company is on up-skilling our teams so that we are not only Dreamliner-ready, but that we have the most up-to-date resources and competencies available in the aviation market place.", Shine said.
Within its global network Lufthansa Technik is already offering comprehensive technical services for the 787, such as maintenance, component support or cabin completions.