Lufthansa Technik has signed an extended contract to service the V2500 engines powering Air Astana’s fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.
The long-term agreement will cover a full range of repair and overhaul services on the IAE-built engines, including warranty management and spare engine coverage.
It also covers 25 planned shop visits along with non-scheduled removals. The first engine will be overhauled at Lufthansa Technik’s Hamburg engine shop in April.
Extending on an agreement between the German MRO and the Kazakhstani airline going back to 2015, Air Astana says it was impressed by a number of factors from its previous dealings with Lufthansa Technik.
Along with the V2500 engines, previous cooperations also include Air Astana working with Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey since its formation in 2002.
Both parties agreed a five-year contract in 2014 covering engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services on the CF34-10E engines powering its fleet of Embraer E190 aircraft.
John Wainwright, senior vice president, engineering and maintenance, Air Astana, says: “It is important to us to offer a safe and competitively priced service to our passengers, and an essential enabling factor for us is the reliability and availability of our engines. Lufthansa Technik's attention to quality and fast turnaround means we have the engines we need, when we need them."