Lufthansa Technik To Support South African Airways Subsidiary’s CFM56-7B Engines.jpg Mango Airlines

Lufthansa Technik To Support South African Airways Subsidiary’s CFM56-7B Engines

Engines are used to power Mango Airlines’ fleet of 10 Boeing 737NGs.

Lufthansa Technik will provide maintenance and overhaul support on CFM56-7B engines operated by Mango Airlines, the low-cost subsidiary of South African Airways.

The agreement runs until 2022 and will see work carried out by Lufthansa Technik at its engine shops in Germany, with the main location at its Hamburg headquarters.

It includes at least 19 overhaul events over the duration of the contract, with billing conducted on a power-by-the-hour basis.

Lufthansa Technik has previously worked with Mango’s parent airline group, having carried out South African Airways CFM56-7B work for more than 15 years.

Aside from agreements with SAA and its South African Technical division, it also holds partnerships with Comair and Safair in the country.

Robert Gaag, Lufthansa Technik’s vice president corporate sales Europe, Middle East and Africa, said the new agreement is a boost for the company in the Africa region, estimated to have a 3% MRO market share from next year up to 2027 by Aviation Week's 2018 Fleet & MRO Forecast.

“Lufthansa Technik has a long lasting presence in this region and this agreement is a further proof that our services can be tailor-made to the different needs of this market,” he said.


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