Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and chairman of the Emirates Group, together with Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South inaugurated Lufthansa Technik’s new operations centre.
The facility has been audited by the Federal Aviation Office of Germany and different customers from the region. It has already been used to repair parts on-site including thrust reversers, inlet cowls and radomes.
Khalifa Al Zaffin said that he expected Lufthansa Technik would “become a powerful player on the aviation landscape at Dubai South.”
Responding, Ziad Al Hazmi, CEO Lufthansa Technik Middle East, said: “The official inauguration of our new site is a major milestone within our business strategy for this important region. Over the past weeks we have received high interest regarding our new capabilities from different commercial aircraft operators based in the Middle East. It makes us very proud to be the first company to run operations at the Aerospace Supply Chain.”
LTME’s capabilities will be further increased for other components. It currently offers Airframe Related Component (ARC) support, AOG (Aircraft-On-Ground) support, landing gear and engine and engine wash services and a local material support desk. The current LTME site at Dubai International Airport will be kept operational.