UK carrier BMI has entrusted the heavy maintenance of its Airbus
A330s to German specialist Lufthansa
Technik’s Philippines operation (stand 421, Hall A).
Under a five-year agreement Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) will perform heavy checks on BMI’s trio of A330s. BMI is the fourth European carrier to turn to LTP for this service.
“This was a difficult decision to make, given the location of LTP,” says BMI engineering director Ian Davies. “But they offered us a competitive package and a very positive approach to meeting our requirements.”
BMI joins a growing number of carriers entrusting their A330s and A340s to LTP. Others sending their aircraft to the facility at Ninoy Aquino International airport include Air Luxor
, Air Mauritius
Airlines, Cathay Pacific
, Lufthansa and Philippine Airlines
LTP started working on Airbus widebodies in October 2002 and added a second production line in 2004. Heavy maintenance for the A320
family followed and the company recently completed its first check for launch customer Lufthansa.