Lufthansa Technik has signed an agreement with Collins Aerospace to become its Airbus A380 main landing gear MRO licensee. Under the agreement – which spans the life of the A380 programme – the German firm will provide landing gear MRO services and have access to assets supporting customer layover schedules.
Collins Aerospace, which manufactures landing gear assemblies for some of the largest aircraft in the world, including the Boeing 747 as well as the Toulouse-built super jumbo, will provide training, parts and proprietary repair procedures, including access to technical publications required to perform A380 main landing gear MRO services. Ajay Mahajan, president of landing systems at Collins Aerospace, said: “This agreement will provide A380 operators with more options for their main landing gear MRO services from high-quality repair centres."
Lufthansa Technik intends to develop new repair methods for A380 landing gear which are OEM-approved. The firm says this deal will save time and money for customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Sandra Eckstein, vice president of aircraft systems at Lufthansa Technik, commented: “This agreement will enable us to support customers comprehensively, not only for planned repair events but also in the case of non-routine work.