Pakistan International Airlines has contracted Lufthansa Technik to support the engines powering its Airbus A310 and ATR 42 fleets.
The German MRO specialist has won a three-year deal covering the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127 engines fitted to the Karachi-based carrier's six-strong ATR 42 turboprop fleet and a separate five-year deal spanning six A310s' Pratt & Whitney PW4000s.
The PW4000 contract covers repairs and overhauls, supply of spare engines, engineering services and logistics.
Meanwhile, a PW127 powerplant is already undergoing overhaul at LHT’s Aero Alzey regional engine shop near Frankfurt.
"This is the first long-term contract between Lufthansa Technik and PIA," says Ziad Al Hazmi, the maintenance provider’s general manager for the Middle East region.