Safran and LHT Collaborate on A320 Nacelles

Safran Nacelles and Lufthansa Technik signed an agreement for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on A320neo nacelles powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. The agreement aims to provide operators with flexible and cost-effective services based on the expertise of both companies.

Olivier Savin, Safran Nacelles' vice president of Customer Support & Service and Michael Kirstein, senior director, Aircraft Systems at Lufthansa Technik shake hands after signing nacelle agreement.
Olivier Savin, Safran Nacelles’ vice president of Customer Support & Service and Michael Kirstein, senior director, Aircraft Systems at Lufthansa Technik shake hands after signing nacelle agreement.

Safran Nacelles and Lufthansa Technik will combine their expertise to propose to operators the development of repair services approved by airworthiness authorities. The two companies say they will rationalize and optimize the use of their respective nacelle end-item stocks worldwide. The companies hope this collaboration results in increased accessibility and solutions to match market demand.

“Our joint approach provides operators with innovative repair services covering the entire nacelle, with benefits that include increased availability of their aircraft, optimized material consumption in maintenance, as well as cost advantages,” said Olivier Savin, Safran Nacelles’ vice president of Customer Support & Service.

“The nacelle’s end-item set – which is composed of the air inlet, fan cowls, thrust reverser, and exhaust nozzle is a considerable investment at an aircraft’s early age,” said Michael Kirstein, senior director – Aircraft Systems at Lufthansa Technik. “With this cooperation, we will be more efficient in offering our customers full availability and quick access to assets, in all world regions – right from an aircraft’s entry into service.”