All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd (ANA) and Lufthansa Technik AG signed a
comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding a technical
collaboration project for the Boeing 777-9. The Japanese carrier is
one of the launching customers for the 777-9 while Lufthansa Technik
is currently preparing its maintenance, repair and overhaul
(MRO)-readiness for the arrival of the first Lufthansa aircraft of
this type planned in the beginning of 2021.

The collaboration shall contribute to the success of both companies
and help to enable the best-in-class dispatch reliability for ANA and
for Lufthansa Technik's future customer fleet from day one of entry
into service of the 777-9.

The two partners have already identified different engineering and
maintenance areas in which they want to collaborate or have even
started to do so. In the entry-into-service phase of the aircraft the
two companies want to share insights and best practice in engineering
services and want to collaborate in aircraft production inspection.
They will also cooperate in the fields of material planning and
sharing, line maintenance services and aircraft-on-ground (AOG)
support. Furthermore the partners plan to develop digital maintenance
predictors on the technical base of AVIATAR, Lufthansa Technik's
independent digital operations suite. Further upcoming fields of
collaboration will constantly be discussed between the two companies.

"We are proud to work with Lufthansa Technik, a company with a
reputation for excellence in maintenance operations, to introduce the
Boeing 777-9, ANA's next-generation international aircraft," said
Toshihiro Miyamae, Vice President of ANA Engineering and Maintenance
Center. "Combining the strengths of our respective companies will
allow us to leverage our superior capabilities and experience to keep
the Boeing 777-9 operating at peak efficiency. This exciting
partnership will bring engineers from both companies together and
make it possible for them to collaborate at a high level, which we
believe will advance the relationship of ANA and Lufthansa Technik
and serve as a foundation for innovation."

David Doyle, Vice President Corporate Strategy, Business Development
and Innovation Management at Lufthansa Technik added: "We are very
proud to join forces with such a renowned airline and long time
partner like ANA to prepare for the entry into service of the Boeing
777-9 in the best possible way. ANA has extensive operational
experience with the current 777 and 787 aircraft generation. We are
convinced that within our collaboration we will generate fast and
early learnings as well as relevant insights for both companies. This
knowledge will help Lufthansa Technik to efficiently support not only
Lufthansa but also our other customers who will order the 777-9."
Over the past years ANA and Lufthansa Technik have established a
trustful partnership based on different contracts regarding technical
component and landing gear support for a large part of ANA's aircraft