Ethiopian Airlines signs new deal with German firm

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Ethiopian Airlines has contracted a German company, Lufthansa Technik to supply it with comprehensive component support for its new Airbus A350 fleet.

The airline said the total component support (TCS) agreement with Lufthansa Technik will run for 10 years and involves 14 aircraft. Their contract comprises component maintenance, repair and overhaul as well as access to a pool of spares.

Officials said the agreement underscored Lufthansa Technik's many years of collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines in a number of different areas. These include an extensive TCS for the carrier's Boeing 787 fleet as well as material support for its Bombardier Q400 regional aircraft fleet.

"We are delighted that we were able to extend our long-term Boeing 787 component support with Lufthansa Technik to our newest A350 fleet," Mesfin Tasew, COO for Ethiopian Airlines, said. "Our partnership with Lufthansa Technik, which goes back to the 1990s, thus finds a successful continuation into the future."

"We are convinced that we will receive the same professional and reliable support for our brand-new fleet," Mesfin added.

The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and about 26,000 employees worldwide, is licensed internationally as a repair, production and development enterprise.

Harald Gloy, senior vice president TCS at Lufthansa Technik said the new agreement would "fosters our long-term partnership."





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