Posted on: 05 September 2016 by Mark Howells
easyJet and Lufthansa Technik have signed a substantial base maintenance contract in the Maltese capital of Valletta which will see over 100 of the carrier’s A320 family aircraft serviced by Lufthansa Technik Malta during the next five years.
Ian Davies, easyJet’s director of engineering, averred, “Based on our experience with Lufthansa Technik in Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Milan and Sofia and the cooperation we recently started at the Gatwick Airport, we are convinced of the quality of the base maintenance services we can expect from Lufthansa Technik Malta.”
“We are delighted about the new contract. It expands our partnership with one of the world’s leading low-cost carriers and strengthens our market position,” added CEO of Lufthansa Technik Malta, Marcus Motschenbacher. “This contract is of major importance for our facility. More than 100 employees will work directly or indirectly for easyJet aircraft. It will allow us to increase the workforce by at least 50 new colleagues.”
Stephan Drewes, Lufthansa Technik’s VP production network aircraft base maintenance, underlined, “We are very happy that easyJet awarded Lufthansa Technik with the base maintenance of their fleet. This is an important contract for the entire network with works to be performed in our facilities in both Sofia and Malta. I trust the expertise and engagement of the Lufthansa Technik Malta staff to deliver up to the expectations and beyond. Malta is a cornerstone in our base maintenance network.”