Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik AG, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to carry out maintenance work on the Airbus A320neo and already carried out its first overhaul for Spirit Airlines.
The subsidiary, based at Rafael Hernandez Airport Aguadilla, has received investment of approximately US$2.8 million for the training, tools and the material necessary for the maintenance of the aircraft type.
“This performance was only possible thanks to our entire team’s great effort. We are especially proud that Spirit Airlines is now entrusting us with the aircraft overhaul of the A320neo in addition to the A320 classic family. We are pleased that we were able to repay their trust by getting the first aircraft of this type ready for flight operations on time,” said Pat Foley, chief executive of Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico.
Kirk Thornburg, vice-president, technical operations at Spirit Airlines, added: “We have been co-operating with Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico for more than three years. We are as convinced as ever that we are dealing with a highly professional team. With Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico, we have a strong partner by our side and are delighted to expand our co-operation further to include work on the A320neo.”