October 6, 2017: Parker Aerospace, a business group of Parker Hannifin Corporation, announced at the MRO Europe 2017 to partner with Lufthansa Technik for Airbus A350 component maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services. The agreement covers majority of repairable components for Parker-designed A350 fuel, hydraulic, and fuel tank inerting systems.
The agreement between Lufthansa Technik and Parker Aerospace will include the joint development of repair procedures to increase component and systems reliability and reduce related maintenance costs for airline customers globally. Airbus and operators benefit from shared best practices and joint approaches to constant enhancement in repair performance. The collaboration will help optimise services by focusing on repair development, instead of replacing components, keeping them in flight longer to reduce costs.
"Parker´s objective has always been to develop a strong network and provide local solutions for MRO and part availability," said Parker Aerospace Customer Support Operations (CSO) Vice President of Commercial Aftermarket Vic Jorcyk. "By collaborating we will achieve the best cost-savings for customers, optimize reliability, and develop better repairs by combining our competencies."
Lufthansa Technik Vice President Aircraft Component Services Harald Gloy stated, "This agreement enhances Lufthansa Technik´s position as a key MRO provider on A350 components. I am very pleased that we could further extend the long-standing successful relationship between Parker and Lufthansa Technik."