Lufthansa Technik Malta licensed for Airbus A350 Base Maintenance

Photo: © Clément Gruin

Lufthansa Technik Malta has been licensed by the German Federal Aviation Authority (Luftfahrtbundesamt; LBA) to perform all work required for the ‘Base Maintenance’ (BM) of the Airbus A350-900. The maintenance facility has already been responsible for a range of heavy airframe maintenance including extensive checks for short- and long-haul aircraft such as the Airbus A320, A330 and A340 aircraft.

According to Lufthansa Technik CEO Marcus Motschenbacher, two out of six base maintenance lines at the facility have been outfitted to accommodate the A350-900 with an investment of over 3.2 million Euro to cover the first C-Checks.

More than 50 employees of Lufthansa Technik Malta spent just over three months in personal preparation acquiring the necessary qualifications and practical training to enable them to work on the A350. […] A substantial investment in new tooling has included the purchase of more than 280 different tools including engine removal tooling.Marcus Motschenbacher, CEO of Lufthansa Technik

The first Airbus A350 is expected to arrive for Base Maintenance services in spring 2019.

Lufthansa Technik Malta (LTM) was established in 2002 as a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik AG (92 percent) and Air Malta (8 percent). LTM is a part of Lufthansa Technik Group, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, which consists of some 35 companies with more than 25,000 employees globally. This includes Lufthansa Technik maintenance facilities in Berlin, Budapest, Hamburg, Manila, Puerto Rico, Shannon and Sofia.