Croatia Airlines renews contracts
Zagreb, 29 July, 2019
Croatia Airlines has extended two long-standing contracts with Lufthansa Technik AG. The extended agreements cover the Airbus A320-family fleet of the state-owned airline of Croatia, which is currently operating six aircraft of this type. An existing Total Component Support (TCS®) contract was extended by seven years. At the same time, the contract covering auxiliary power unit (APU) services was extended by five years. Croatia Airlines will also become a user of Lufthansa Technik’s digital platform AVIATAR.
Davor Bujan, Technical Director Croatia Airlines, commented on the contract extension: “Technical expertise has strongly contributed to Croatia Airlines being recognized as a safe air company. This cooperation expansion contract is another confirmation of the excellent relations between us and our long-standing partner, which I believe will develop further to the benefit of both parties.”
Jens Henningsen, Senior Executive Corporate Sales Europe at Lufthansa Technik, said: “With the extended contracts, Croatia Airlines is once again expressing its long-standing trust in Lufthansa Technik. In 2017 we commemorated 25 years of corporation. We will continue working very closely together as partners to ensure the highest reliability, performance and safety.”
Croatia Airlines will also benefit from AVIATAR, Lufthansa Technik’s independent and open digital platform for the aviation industry. Using selected products and solutions, Croatia Airlines will see increased reliability and aircraft availability.
Lufthansa Technik has been a maintenance partner to Croatia Airlines since 1992, when the MRO provider started to support the Boeing 737 fleet of Croatia Airlines with an integrated Total Technical Support (TTS®) contract. In 1997, when Croatia Airlines’ included its first Airbus A320 in its fleet, Lufthansa Technik was also chosen as a provider of TTS®. In addition, Croatia Airlines’ Bombardier Q400 turboprops have been under a Total Component Support (TCS®) since 2008. Today, the subject matter of the contract for the Airbus A319/A320 fleet covers component services, engine maintenance, support for Airframe Related Components (ARC®), and provision of auxiliary power units (APU).