Key Points:

  • China Airlines signs a three-year contract with Lufthansa Technik to oversee the transition of 29 aircraft, involving both Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A330 planes.

  • The collaboration encompasses a range of services, from the initial aircraft assessment to lease return.

  • The partnership also builds on a longstanding relationship between the two companies, highlighting the trust and shared goals for fleet operation success.

China Airlines aircraft, symbolizing the ongoing partnership with Lufthansa Technik.

Lufthansa Technik and China Airlines Cement Partnership with New Contract

FRANKFURT —Taiwan's renowned carrier, China Airlines, has embarked on a fresh collaborative endeavor by awarding Lufthansa Technik AG the responsibility of managing its Aircraft Transition Services. The new agreement spans three years and will oversee the seamless transition of 29 aircraft in the China Airlines fleet, including 12 Boeing 737-800s and 17 Airbus A330s.

Transitioning Aircraft across Asia-Pacific

The joint project is set to unfold across multiple locations within the Asia-Pacific region. Lufthansa Technik, with an impressive portfolio of over 400 global aircraft transition projects, brings its wealth of expertise to the table. Their comprehensive Aircraft Transition Services are tailored to simplify the intricate procedure for operators. From the outset, with the initial assessment of the aircraft to the culmination at the lease return, Lufthansa Technik offers unwavering support at every juncture.

Jason Tsai, the Vice President of Engineering Division Operations at China Airlines, emphasized the complexity of transitioning aircraft from 11 distinct leasing entities. "It's imperative to ally with a dependable partner well-versed in the intricacies of the domain. Our past collaborations have cemented our confidence in Lufthansa Technik's capabilities," he remarked.

A History of Partnership 

The rapport between China Airlines and Lufthansa Technik is not newfound. The duo has been collaboratively navigating the aviation landscape for several years. They rekindled their partnership in 2022 by extending their Total Component Support (TCS) contract for a minimum of six more years.

Frank Martens, Senior Director Sales and Customer Development, Digital Fleet Services at Lufthansa Technik, expressed gratitude towards China Airlines for their continued trust. "Our principal objective with the Aircraft Transition Services is to empower our partners, ensuring their primary focus remains the efficacious day-to-day management of their fleet. We're honored that China Airlines has entrusted us with this pivotal role," he said.