Air France and Lufthansa Technik's spare parts and maintenance joint venture Spairliners has started fully integrated component support on Lufthansa's Airbus A380 fleet.
The contract covers the overhaul and repair of components as well as management of the spare parts inventory and associated logistics on all 15 of the A380s ordered by Lufthansa. Over 900 components are covered by the agreement.
Qantas and Air France also receive A380 component support from Spairliners.
"By sharing spares investments, Spairliners A380 customers benefit from economies of scale and reduced lead times for parts deliveries, due to greater inventory and numerous stock locations," says Spairliners CFO Andre Schulte-Bisping.