Posted on: 04 October 2016 by Mark Howells
tWizz Air is both extending and expanding its contracts with Lufthansa Technik regarding the technical support of its Airbus A320 family aircraft and future A321neo fleet.
The contracts currently cover integrated component supply for Wizz Air’s 72 A320 and A321 aircraft as part of Lufthansa Technik’s Total Component Support (TCS) solution, as well as aircraft overhaul, pool services and logistics.
The material is supplied by Lufthansa Technik from Frankfurt to Katowice and distributed by Wizz Air to the airline's individual bases. In addition to the current fleet, the contracts now also cover 110 Airbus A321neos due to be delivered to Wizz Air from 2019. The services are firmly agreed up to 2022.In addition, Lufthansa Technik will provide regular Cyclean washes for the V2500 engines in Wizz Air’s current A320 fleet at a dedicated Cyclean service station in Budapest. The first engine washes have already been carried out. The Cyclean equipment is also installed in a transport vehicle so that engines can also be washed at other stations.
Heiko Holm, Wizz Air’s technical director, commented, “Lufthansa Technik has been our partner ever since our very first flight in May 2004. We have developed a stable and fruitful cooperation over the past twelve years and our new agreement underlines our commitment to this partnership as we continue to treat aircraft maintenance with highest priority and ensure to cooperate with the best-in-class service providers.”
Dietmar Focke, CEO of Lufthansa Technik Budapest, remarked, “Servicing Wizz Air from the beginning until today and further on until 2022 shows the great cooperation of both parties and the trust in the performance of Lufthansa Technik Budapest. We are happy to serve this fast growing airline.”
Lufthansa Technik maintains Wizz Air's A320 family of aircraft at a total of ten stations in Romania, Hungary and Slovakia. The company is also responsible for all engineering services for maintaining airworthiness and also looks after the wheels and brakes for the entire Wizz Air fleet.