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​Ethiopian picks LHT for A350 component MRO

Ethiopian Airlines has expanded its maintenance partnership with Lufthansa Technik to include components for its Airbus A350 fleet.

The German MRO specialist says Ethiopian has signed a 10-year, hour-based agreement covering equipment repairs and spares-pool access for the widebody fleet.

In June, the Addis Ababa-based Star Alliance member took delivery of the first of 14 A350s it has ordered.

A similar deal exists between LHT and Ethiopian for the airline's Boeing 787 fleet. Additionally, LHT provides certain component services for Ethiopian's Bombardier Q400 turboprops.

The two companies began their co-operation during the 1990s. LHT's senior vice-president component services Harald Gloy says that for the MRO group Ethiopian represents "a strong and successful partner in Africa and beyond".

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