Lufthansa Technik Aero Alzey (LTAA) is expanding its production capacity with the inauguration of a new 1,500 square metre hangar, among other investments to support growth.

The new three-level hangar, located within LTAA’s existing premises, is aimed at enhancing the company’s production capabilities to accommodate the increasing demand for engine overhaul. The building will act as a temporary storage space for engine parts and large tools, allowing LTAA to process a greater number of engines at once.

“The addition of this new space marks an important milestone in our path towards future growth,” said Matthias Gruber, CEO of LTAA. “Despite the challenges faced over the past three years, including the recent crisis, we have managed to retain a significant portion of our highly skilled workforce. We are, thus, well positioned to serve the high demands of the market and to continue on a course of growth.”

“This expansion creates space and allows us to use the existing production areas even more efficiently,” added Tobias Baumgart, LTAA’s COO.

LTAA will additionally invest in a waterjet system, allowing the removal of coatings from engine parts on-site in a more resource-efficient method compared to traditional chemical stripping and mechanical alternatives, as well as a newly installed photovoltaic system across the entire roof area, aimed at optimising energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

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