European Low Cost Carrier (LCC) easyJet and Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International (LTMI) have signed a contract for extensive collaboration that will handle Light Base Maintenance (LBM) inputs and AOG hangar support for the LCC’s Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft fleet as well as the A320neo in the future.
The maintenance services will be provided at London Gatwick Airport (LGW), which has 55 easyJet aircraft based there and is the largest base for the LCC.
The maintenance services will be provided for a period of five years and will extend to work on the A320neo in the future.
"In addition to the hangar build itself, a tender was run to select a suitable partner to provide the maintenance services. easyJet's existing partner in Milan Malpensa and Berlin Schoenefeld, Lufthansa Technik, were selected and a ground breaking five year contract has been signed which sees Lufthansa Technik opening their first UK hangar based operation,” said Brendan McConnellogue, easyJet's Head of Maintenance.
LTMI has already commenced work under the new contract and a staff of about 60 mechanics is present on-site that carry out two checks per night, seven days a week.