UTC Aerospace Systems and Lufthansa Technik have agreed to co-operate on the maintenance of accessory components for Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines powering the Airbus A320neo.
LHT says it will develop repairs for certain line replaceable units, while the US manufacturer will provide parts and repair services for its equipment on the geared turbofan.
The contract covers the life of the engine programme.
Tim White, president of electric, environmental and engine systems at UTAS, describes the partnership as a “great opportunity for two companies to work together to develop improved solutions that enhance the overall customer experience”.
LHT notes it has a “long-standing, collaborative relationship” with the manufacturer, including a recent agreement under which the German maintenance specialist will become a designated overhaul facility for UTAS equipment on the Boeing 787.
The MRO provider previously established support capabilities for engine accessory equipment on A320ceos.
LHT's chief executive Johannes Bussmann believes operators will “greatly benefit” from the combination of the company's capabilities with the design knowledge of UTAS.