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Emirates and Lufthansa Technik sign landing gear overhaul contract

Emirates has contracted Lufthansa Technik to overhaul the landing gear of its Boeing 777-300ER fleet. The agreement has been signed for 10 years on a non-exclusive basis.

Lufthansa Technik’s landing gear business unit in Hayes, near London, United Kingdom will perform all necessary maintenance, repair and overhaul works on the 777-300ER landing gears.

“Emirates being the 777-300ER worldwide fleet leader, our requirements for landing gear overhauls are strategic as they become due every 10 years on each aircraft in accordance with the maintenance programme.

In order to maintain the highest levels of reliability and quality for our operations, we expect our suppliers to provide the most robust supply chain solutions.

Following our successful experience with Lufthansa Technik on previous programmes, we are confident that this new agreement will deliver on these goals,” said Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.

Walter Heerdt, Lufthansa Technik’s Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales, said: “In 2005, we signed the first landing gear contract with Emirates to provide services for the 21 Emirates’ 777 “classic”

aircraft (-200/-200ER/-300). Then in 2010, we also signed another overhaul service contract for the centre landing gears of the Emirates’ A340-300 fleet.

We are very proud that we have been able to fulfil Emirates’ high quality requirements in the past years. This successful partnership has been the base to extend these kinds of services now to the Emirates’ 777-300ER fleet.”