Virgin Atlantic is first customer for Boeing 787 base maintenance

Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. has become Lufthansa Technik's launching
customer for base maintenance checks on the Boeing 787 aircraft type.
At its Irish overhaul facility Lufthansa Technik Shannon Limited the
last in a series of six contracted 787 airplanes was recently
re-delivered to the airline. The scope of work for each aircraft
included a C1-Check plus several modifications and additional repair

Philip Wardlaw, Vice President Engineering and Maintenance at Virgin
Atlantic, commented: "Lufthansa Technik has been a reliable and
trustworthy service partner to Virgin Atlantic for many years and
this has now continued with the Boeing 787. We have been very
impressed with the hard work, dedication and professionalism of the
Lufthansa Technik Shannon team and the great teamwork shown between
the two companies."

Thomas Rueckert, Senior Vice President Base Maintenance at Lufthansa
Technik, said: "The successful completion of our first 787 base
maintenance contract marks an extremely important milestone for our
787 service portfolio and a further expansion of our long standing
relationship with Virgin Atlantic. We invested extensively in
training, tooling and preparation for the arrival of the Boeing 787,
and it certainly paid off as we achieved competitive turn-around
times for these inputs. I would like to thank our employees at
Lufthansa Technik Shannon for their dedication and commitment to
making this a success."

Worldwide, Lufthansa Technik currently has more than 200 Boeing 787s
from 15 customers under exclusive contract.

The MRO provider has established a portfolio of globally available
products and services to provide a comprehensive technical support
for all commercial and VIP 787 operators and for all phases of the
Dreamliner's life cycle. Besides line and heavy airframe maintenance,
this includes integrated material support and composite repairs as
well as landing gear services, an Aircraft Production Inspection
Program and access to Lufthansa Technik's digital fleet solutions.