Lufthansa Technik Malta (LTM) has solidified its position as Europe’s centre of excellence for wide-body aircraft overhaul, marking a significant milestone as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. The company is set to expand its services to include base maintenance for Boeing 787 aircraft.
With a multimillion-euro investment in training, technical expertise, tooling and materials, LTM is gearing up for the arrival of the first Boeing 787 aircraft on its premises in Spring 2024.
Maria Cilia, Head of Base Maintenance Services and CEO of Lufthansa Technik Malta, expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “As the new CEO of Lufthansa Technik Malta, it is a pleasure to kick off my tenure with such a pivotal investment in our company. With the expansion of our portfolio, we aim to not only establish ourselves as Europe’s centre of excellence for wide-body aircraft overhaul, serving Boeing 787 operators in the region, but also strengthen our ties with the Maltese community and create new opportunities for our employees.”
Alexander Feuersaenger, Vice President & COO Aircraft Maintenance Services at Lufthansa Technik, emphasised the company’s commitment, saying, “Building on the significant role that Lufthansa Technik Malta has played within our base maintenance network over the past two decades, our investment in enhancing capabilities with a dedicated overhaul line for Boeing 787 aircraft will further solidify the company’s standing as a centre of excellence for modern wide-body aircraft. This development will allow us greater flexibility in meeting our customers’ needs, leveraging LTM’s remarkable efficiency and reliability.”
Founded in 2002 as a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik and Air Malta, Lufthansa Technik Malta is based at Malta International Airport and offers a comprehensive range of line and base maintenance services. These services cover short-haul aircraft such as the Airbus A320 and A320neo, as well as long-haul aircraft including the Airbus A330, A340, and A350.
With a team of approximately 500 aviation experts, LTM serves a diverse set of international customers. Over the years, the company’s services have expanded to include extensive base maintenance services, and it was the first to host the Lufthansa Technik Innovation Bay, where cutting-edge technologies like drone-based inspections, mobile 3D scanners, and exoskeletons were tested for the aviation industry.