PIA selects Lufthansa Technik for engine maintenance

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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.