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PARIS: GE partners LHT for electrical component MRO

Lufthansa Technik has been selected by GE Aviation as an authorised service centre for some of the US manufacturer's electrical equipment on the under-development Boeing 777X.

GE says LHT will provide MRO and logistics services for backup generators and converters, as well as certain electrical load management systems, under a long-term co-operation agreement.

LHT vice-president aircraft component services Georg Fanta says: "We will generate additional customer value by combining GE's vast experience in design and product engineering with Lufthansa Technik's comprehensive strengths in repair development, MRO, and the management and handling of valuable assets."

In April, LHT and GE started operations at XEOS – a newly-built, jointly-owned engine overhaul shop in Poland, which specialises in the GE9X and GEnx-2B.

The engines power the 777X and 747-8 respectively.

Cirium's Fleets Analyzer shows that Lufthansa has 19 747-8s, and orders for 20 777-9s.

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