The Swedish charter carrier Nova Airlines AB (Novair) and Lufthansa
Technik have signed a long-term exclusive Engine maintenance services
contract for the CFM International LEAP-1A engines of Novair's two
Airbus A321neo aircraft. Thereby, Novair has become the launching
airline customer of Lufthansa Technik's technical services for this
new engine type.

Recently, Lufthansa Technik has received the approval for this engine
type by the German federal aviation administration LBA
(Luftfahrtbundesamt) and is now in the position to offer
comprehensive technical support for the LEAP-1A.

Covered by the new contract are different services, like engineering,
overhaul and testing, mobile engine services (MES), engine parts
repair and warranty handling.

"The Novair operation is all about maximum aircraft use for our
business, and minimum environmental effect for our legacy. Every
decision and provider selection is scrutinized from these aspects.
Lufthansa Technik's long-proven record with Novair has made Lufthansa
Technik an essential partner and factor to our success. It is with a
feeling of comfort, coming from a period of challenges on the
LEAP-1A, we sign this contract with Lufthansa Technik. We look
forward to a cooperation that, as it always has, will include
Lufthansa Technik's non-compromising effort to learn and develop the
service to a market-leader position in support, quality and value for
money spent." said Anders Fred, CEO at Novair.

"The signature of the first LEAP-1A contract is a real milestone for
Lufthansa Technik. I would like to thank Novair for the trust they
set in us and their willingness to extend our long standing
relationship by the technical support for this new engine type," said
Dietmar Focke, Vice President Engine Services at Lufthansa Technik.
"We are ramping-up our capability and capacity to support our
customers in the early phase of their operations and beyond. This
agreement with Novair is another milestone to become one of the
leading LEAP full service providers."

Novair and Lufthansa Technik started their cooperation on V2500
engine services in 2005. Lufthansa Technik will be ready for the
induction of the first LEAP-1A engines at its Hamburg facility by the
end of this year.

Under  its CBSA (CFM Branded Service Agreement) license Lufthansa
Technik is able to offer the widest  range of services to its

Lufthansa Technik is an authorized LEAP-1A Service Provider licensed
by CFM International.