As the first independent MRO provider worldwide to sign a CFM Branded Service Agreement (CBSA) for both the LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines, Lufthansa Technik is now preparing to induct its first LEAP-1B engine in November this year. LEAP engines are a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.
Lufthansa Technik and Colombian carrier Avianca sign a five-year contract that will provide digital condition monitoring through the AVIATAR platform. With the new contract, Avianca will be able to receive instant and real-time information about the configuration and condition of its Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft as well as their engines and components — during flight and on ground, all consolidated in one place.
A decommissioned Airbus A320 is being given a new lease on life in the service of science as the Hydrogen Aviation Lab, Hamburg's new field laboratory for testing maintenance and ground processes for future hydrogen-powered aircraft. The presentation of the Hydrogen Aviation Lab marks the start of the installation of the hydrogen components in the coming months. Hamburg's Senator for Economic Affairs, Michael Westhagemann, inspected the repurposed Airbus A320.
The aerospace industry in Hamburg is preparing for flying with hydrogen and has begun the set-up of a new development platform. Over the next two years, with funds provided by the city of Hamburg, Lufthansa Technik — together with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Center for Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL) and Hamburg Airport — will design and test extensive maintenance and ground processes in handling hydrogen technology. For this purpose, an aircraft of the Airbus A320 family will be converted into a stationary laboratory at Lufthansa Technik's base in Hamburg.