Lufthansa Technik is investing almost 60 million euros to construct and equip a new wheels and brakes shop at Frankfurt’s East Harbor. The current facility at Frankfurt airport exceeds capacity currently repairing more than 26,000 wheels and 4,500 brakes per year—but it was built for 15,000 wheels and 2,500 brakes.
Projected to open in early 2017, the new facility will allow Lufthansa Technik to continue to grow in the segment of wheels and brakes maintenance.
Lufthansa hopes to equip the building with state-of-the-art technology in order to exceed requirements for the German Energy Saving Ordinance by 30%. An ultra-modern workshop with a gross floor area of 14,500 m2 will be built on a 35,000 m2 plot at Frankfurt’s East Harbor. The workshop will include a high degree of automation and optimum machine utilization.