New LTME facility at Dubai South Aviation District receives first GE90 engine inlet cowl, from Etihad Airways, for repair
Dubai, UAE, February 9, 2017: The new facility of Lufthansa Technik Middle East (LTME), started MRO services at the Aviation District in Dubai South. Recently, the first component, a GE90 engine inlet cowl from Etihad Airways arrived for repair at the facility.
Speaking on the occasion Ahmed Al Ansari, Acting CEO, Dubai South said: “We are happy to welcome Lufthansa Technik, a leading global player in the aerospace industry, as the first company to begin operations at the newly opened Aerospace Supply Chain. The unique, first-of-its kind facility is designed to offer companies, in the MRO and aerospace industry, a multi-advantage edge given our strategic location and the synergistic aviation ecosystem that we are building at Dubai South.”
Jeff Wilkinson, Etihad Airways Engineering Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to grow our partnership with Lufthansa Technik and immediately start on the next stage of our journey. Partnering with Lufthansa Technik complements our own business model, ensuring faster turnaround time of our off wing components.'
Ziad Al Hazmi, CEO Lufthansa Technik Middle East, said: “We are extremely proud to be the first company to begin operations at the newly opened Aerospace Supply Chain at the Dubai South Aviation District. Having a key presence in the Aviation District has put us in a prime position as a leader in the aerospace supply chain sphere. And the arrival of the GE90 inlet cowl from such a well-known customer, such as Etihad demonstrates that our decision to invest here has been right. I am sure, that our growing list of technical services, including our Airframe Related Component (ARC®) portfolio, AOG (Aircraft-On-Ground) support, landing gear and engine services and our local material support desk will also convince other customers to trust in our technical expertise.”
As the first entrant in the newly opened Aerospace Supply Chain, LTME is set to leverage the advantages of being part of an integrated aviation ecosystem that Dubai South is creating.
LTME also offers material and spares. and engine wash services for commercial and VIP customers locally. Further evaluation of additional capabilities is ongoing depending on other customer requirements. The current LTME site at Dubai International Airport will be kept operational.