Lufthansa Technik AG to build Dubai South facility
Lufthansa Technik AG is to invest in a new facility called Lufthansa Technik Middle East (LTME) in the Aviation District at Dubai South.
This new facility will be in addition to the existing site at Dubai International Airport, the company has said.
LTME will be the 32nd member of the global Lufthansa Technik Group network of companies and will consist of both workshops and offices, and will enable the company to gain independent and direct access to customers in the region.
Repairs to aircraft related components including flaps, radomes, reversers and inlet cowls, as well as AOG (Aircraft-On-Ground) support via a local material support desk will be carried out at the new site.
"In line with our regionalisation strategy, we have decided to further develop the product portfolio and the appearance of our current activities here in the Middle East," said Richard Haas, director sales Africa & Middle East at Lufthansa Technik.
"Both steps are essential prerequisites that will enable us to establish a sustainable presence in the region, as well as to competitively participate in one of the most important MRO markets worldwide," he added.
"The Aviation District welcomes a leading global player like Lufthansa Technik,” said Tahnoon Saif, vice president of the Aviation District, Dubai South. “Their facilities here will give the company an operational edge in terms of becoming one of the first international suppliers in the District.”
"Over the past few months we have engaged very constructively with our partners at Dubai South,” said Ziad Al Hazmi, CEO of Lufthansa Technik Middle East. “The Aviation District has emerged the ideal venue for us to host our new facility. It will put us in prime position as a leader in the aerospace supply chain sphere, and help us enhance value for our growing list of customers by offering optimised technical services, including our Airframe Related Component ARC portfolio which features aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services - literally from nose to tail."