SmartLynx Airlines, a leading ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance), cargo and charter services provider, and Lufthansa Technik (LHT) have inked new multiple-year agreements at MRO Europe in Amsterdam, extending their partnership. The contracts include maintenance services for the Airbus A320 family and landing gear services for the Airbus A320, A321 and A330 fleets.
Based on the experience of their existing partnership, SmartLynx Airlines has entrusted LHT with more than 25 C-Checks for its A320-family aircraft, which will be carried out from November this year within the MRO expert’s base maintenance network in Europe. As of October, SmartLynx will be provided with comprehensive landing gear services, including overhauls for Airbus A320, A321 and A330 aircraft, exchange landing gears and potential loans depending on individual needs.
Since May 2023, LHT provides SmartLynx with a total component support (TCS) for its entire fleet, covering more than 60 Airbus A320, A330 and Boeing 737MAX aircraft. Zygimantas Surintas, CEO of SmartLynx Airlines, stated: “The new agreements underline once again our focus on excellence and reliability for our customers. In order to further optimise our performance, Lufthansa Technik has proven its ability to be a reliable and innovative partner for us to support our goal of becoming the world’s leading and trusted ACMI airline.”
Founded in 1992 as a subsidiary of the Latvian company Smart Aviation Holding, SmartLynx’s fleet has grown significantly, especially over the past five years; the current fleet consists of 53 aircraft and is expected to continue to grow. SmartLynx is headquartered in Riga, Latvia and is part of Avia Solution Group, a global aerospace group of companies with almost 100 offices and production stations across five continents and over 10,000 aviation professionals.