Lufthansa Technik (LHT) has signed a seven-year contract with SmartLynx Airlines, an ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance), cargo and charter services provider, to provide total component support (TCS) for its entire fleet. The contract covers more than 60 aircraft, including 53 Airbus A320s, ten A330s and four Boeing 737 MAXs.
SmartLynx Airlines has experienced rapid growth in recent years and is now focused on excellence and reliability for its customers. By partnering with Lufthansa Technik, SmartLynx Airlines aims to optimise its service and achieve better performance. The TCS contract has gone into effect on May 1, and includes services such as spare parts pooling and maintenance, repair and overhaul for the required components. SmartLynx Airlines will benefit from an individual supply concept that enables short and fast transport paths within Lufthansa Technik’s global supply chain, including AOG (Aircraft On Ground) support for time-critical components.
Lufthansa Technik will as of now support SmartLynx Airlines to ensure the highest performance and flexibility for its complex business portfolio. The support will be especially critical during the upcoming peak season. Lufthansa Technik will assist SmartLynx Airlines with seamless availability of components for smooth and successful operations.
Zygimantas Surintas, CEO of SmartLynx Airlines, states: “As we gear up for the busy summer season, the safety and comfort of our customers continue to be our top priority. Last year we faced challenges due to the pandemic’s lingering effects on spare part availability, and we are fully committed to avoiding any repeat of those difficulties this year. Our new contract with Lufthansa Technik is critical to reaching our goal of optimizing our performance and becoming the world’s leading and trusted ACMI airline.”