maintenance firm Lufthansa Technik and French
counterpart Air France Industries are intending to co-operate in offering
component and logistic support services to the Airbus A400M military transport.
two sides have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate the possibility
of providing a complete range of component services – including repair,
overhaul, engineering and parts-pool management – to A400M operators.
Technik and Air France Industries last year tied up
with a joint venture, known as Spairliners, to offer
component support for the Airbus A380 aircraft. The companies state that a
similar customised scheme will lower operating costs of the A400M.