Cebu Pacific Extends Lufthansa Technik Agreement

Cebu Pacific (CEB) and Lufthansa Technik are strengthening their alliance with another Engine Maintenance Services (EMS) contract for a significant number of CFM56-5B engines powering the A320ceo fleet. The latest agreement underscores the Philippines-based low-cost carrier’s confidence in Lufthansa Technik’s engine expertise and commitment to providing solutions that meet the unique requirements and needs of CEB.

“Lufthansa Technik has demonstrated a deep understanding of Cebu Pacific’s unique demands and needs, showcasing a willingness to tailor solutions,” Shevantha Weerasekera, Cebu Pacific’s vice president of engineering and fleet management, said. “We were primarily attracted by 
Lufthansa Technik’s one-stop solution, encompassing MES, logistics, and warranty claim services, and were pleasantly surprised by the company’s flexibility in customizing offers.” 

Dennis Kohr, senior vice president corporate sales Asia Pacific at Lufthansa Technik, added: “This new EMS contract marks a significant milestone in our collaborative journey, and we look forward to  continuing our strong partnership and exploring further opportunities for mutual growth.”

CEB also holds line maintenance contracts with Lufthansa Technik Philippines, commencing in 2011 with the provision of line maintenance services for CEB’s narrow-body fleet. This collaboration has since expanded to encompass base maintenance services for both A320 and A330 fleets. In September 2023, CEB and Lufthansa Technik entered an agreement to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul 
(MRO) services for three of Cebu Pacific’s CFM56-5B engines, along with Cyclean engine wash and Aircraft Transition Services (ATS) for two A320ceo.

As part of its commitment to regionalization, Lufthansa Technik is reinforcing its Asia Pacific sales team, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia. Beginning in 2024, corporate sales colleagues who were previously stationed in Singapore are now operating from the markets they serve, such as Thailand, Malaysia, or the Philippines. The company says their decentralized approach aims to bring the team geographically closer to their customers.