DUBAI 19 May 2017: The new facility of Lufthansa Technik Middle East (LTME) has become fully operational in the Aviation District at Dubai South.
Before, the new facility was successfully audited by the Federal Aviation Office of Germany and different customers from the region. In the last weeks, different parts have already been repaired on-site, e.g. thrust reversers, inlet cowls and radomes.
The inauguration was attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of the Emirates Group, Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South and Guenter Rauer, Consul General of Germany in Dubai.
“Within the 7.2 sq. km. district, we are progressively building an aviation ecosystem that will match the best in the world, in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed. I am certain that Lufthansa Technik will become a powerful player on the aviation landscape at Dubai South,” said Zaffin.
Ziad Al Hazmi, CEO Lufthansa Technik Middle East, said: “The official inauguration of our new site is a major milestone within our business strategy for this important region. Over the past weeks we have received high interest regarding our new capabilities from different commercial operators based in the Middle East. It makes us very proud to be the first company to run operations at the Aerospace Supply Chain in the Dubai South Aviation Districts.”
As a result of joint discussions with customers LTME’s capabilities are being increased for further components. LTME currently offers Airframe Related Component (ARC®) support, AOG (Aircraft-On-Ground) support, landing gear and engine and engine wash services and a local material support desk.
The material pool has been extended and covers now parts and components for the Boeing 787, 777 and the Airbus A320 and A350. Further evaluation of additional capabilities is ongoing depending on other customer requirements. The current LTME site at Dubai International Airport will be kept operational.
By Rajive Singh