MRO Europe 2015: Wizz Air extends line maintenance contract with LTMI

Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International (LTMI) will continue to provide line maintenance services for Wizz Air after the carrier extended its agreement with the company for another eight years from November 2015.LTMI currently supports 16 Airbus A320-200 aircraft for Wizz Air in Romania and other countries. Under the new agreement, it will be responsible for the entire fleet stationed in this region – including the carrier’s new A321neo aircraft – at six stations in Romania and Slovakia, with the possibility of enlarging the network with new stations.“Line maintenance services are critical to keep Wizz aircraft operating on time, so we're happy to continue our relationship in Romania and Slovakia with LTMI as our strategic line maintenance partner,” commented Diederik Pen, chief operations officer, Wizz Air. “They perform consistently at the level that meets our high standards for reliability and quality and they continue to manage the increased workscope resulting from our growth while maintaining a competitive price. That allows us to keep our fares low and attractive to our customers in Romania and Slovakia.”Ulrich Hollerbach, CEO of LTMI, adds, “It is a great honour for LTMI to be selected once again by Wizz Air and to support the growth of the carrier as a strategic partner. The contract is also very important for us with regard to the line maintenance market for low-cost airlines in general.”LTMI’s service includes a single point of contact for all line maintenance issues, preventive maintenance and performance monitoring of the fleet. The business is currently investing in back-shops for sheet metal, heavy tooling and ground support equipment at the stations in Bucharest Otopeni Airport, Cluj International Airport, Timisoara International Airport, Targu Mures International Airport and Craiova, International Airport in Romania and Kosice International Airport in Slovakia, as well as evaluating the setup of a line maintenance hangar in Romania to avoid the costs of rotating aircraft to other Wizz Air stations.

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