Air Canada has contracted Lufthansa Technik to support components for its on-order Boeing 737 Max fleet and extended an engine maintenance deal for the carrier's Airbus A320-family jets.

LHT says that Air Canada has signed a 10-year, hour-based component maintenance agreement for its future 737 Max fleet.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that Air Canada has ordered 33 Boeing 737 Max 8s and 28 Max 9s. Options and purchase rights exists for another 18 and 30 aircraft, respectively.

Deliveries are scheduled to begin in November 2017.

The carrier has extended for a further eight years until 2026 an existing maintenance agreement with LHT for CFM International CFM56-5A and -5B engines that power Air Canada's A320 fleet.

The deal has been in place since 2012 and covers on-wing services by LHT staff in Montreal, and shop visits to the German MRO group's overhaul facility in Hamburg.

Air Canada operates a total of 72 A319s, A320s and A321s, Flight Fleets Analyzer indicates.

Source: Cirium Dashboard