Posted on: 28 March 2011 by Mark Howells
Lufthansa Technik’s auxiliary power unit (APU) has added the Hamilton Sundstrand APS 2300, used on Embraer E-Jets, to its portfolio and received certification from the German Federal Office of Civil Aviation enabling it to offer maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the APU.
With early serial number aircraft having clocked up a considerable number of flying hours, their APUs are becoming due for overhaul. A contract with Air Dolomiti has already been signed and the work on the first APS 2300 has begun.
Working closely with the OEM, Lufthansa Technik’s APU shop has taken all the preparatory measures necessary to be able to offer overhauls of this APU, such as the procurement of a spare engine, the necessary tooling and the training of the mechanics.
Ole Gosau, head of the APU shop, commented, "Since 1990 we have worked on more than 1,800 Hamilton Sundstrand APUs in Hamburg. We are an OEM approved warranty station and I am confident that we are not promising too much when we guarantee a TAT of less than 30 days."