Lufthansa Technik extends engine deal with Rossiya Airlines

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Lufthansa Technik has contracted additional engine shop visits from Russian carrier Rossiya Airlines. Until mid-2022, the company will overhaul four CFM56-5B engines at its engine shop in Hamburg, Germany.

“Lufthansa Technik’s offer for the supply of life-limited parts as well as its recommendations for work scope planning and extensive warranty conditions convinced us to entrust our German partner with the overhaul of our CFM56-5B-engines,” said Sergey Starikov, official representative of Rossiya Airlines.

“We’re happy to continue our partnership with Rossiya Airlines with this new maintenance contract for its CFM56-5B engines. The tender process by Rossiya Airlines was highly competitive and challenging, and we’re delighted to have met the high standards of our customer in this process,” said Stanislav Mitin, Key Account Manager for Russia and CIS at Lufthansa Technik.

Lufthansa Technik has been providing engine services to Rossiya Airlines since 2019, originally for the CF6-80 engine. Meanwhile, four engines of this type have been overhauled. Rossiya Airlines is part of Aeroflot Group. It is the largest operator of the domestic-made aircraft Superjet 100 and the widebody passenger jet Boeing 747-400. In addition, Rossiya Airlines operates foreign-made airliners of the Airbus A320, Boeing 737, and Boeing 777 series. Rossiya Airlines participates in the Safe Travel international tourism security program and was awarded the mark “Safe Travels SPB”. The airline is the leader among Russian air carriers in terms of flight safety according to the German research centre JACDEC, received the highest safety rating among the world’s airlines according to the international rating agency Airline Ratings, and took a leading position among domestic carriers in the international Safe Travel Score.

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