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MROAM: LHT reorganises its North American presence

Lufthansa Technik (LHT) is restructuring some of its workshops and sales offices in North America.

The maintenance provider wants to concentrate all US-based component repair activities, except for landing gear-related equipment, at its facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

As a result, it has moved its repair capabilities for hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical equipment as well as helicopter components, which are not used on undercarriages, from its landing gear overhaul shop, Hawker Pacific Aerospace, in Sun Valley, California to Oklahoma.

Sales and customer services staff for the respective components have also been moved from Sun Valley to Tulsa.

For general sales in North America, however, the company has established a network of regional offices. Aside from its headquarters in Miami, offices have been opened in New York (which covers the north-east region), Dallas (central south), Minneapolis (central north) and San Francisco (west).

An additional office for Canadian customers will open in Montreal.

The German company has also become the sole shareholder of Chicago-based parts supplier AirLiance Materials, after its former joint venture partners Air Canada and United Airlines relinquished their stakes a few weeks ago.

Stations for LHT's "Cyclean" on-wing engine wash services are to be opened in Atlanta and Dallas in the current quarter.

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