Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico Opens 3rd Bay
SAN JUAN – Aguadilla-based aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul company Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico has started operating its third bay at the beginning of July. The new bay is a heavy maintenance line performing C-Checks and cabin modifications similar to the existing two operating bays in the hangar. It will be the second line for Spirit Airlines.
“We are proud to have redelivered 33 aircraft to our two launching customers in the first year so far. This accomplishment has only been possible because of the dedicated work of our whole team and the trustful relationship with our customers,” said Elmar Lutter, CEO of Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico.
There are 15 checks scheduled in 2016 for the new bay and 17 for 2017. A third standalone cabin modification line for Spirit Airlines is planned to open in September 2016.
Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico started its operation in July 2015 and has a workforce of 270 employees. It plans to grow it to 400 in 2017. The facility in Aguadilla extends over a total area of 215,000 square feet. In its final configuration Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico will offer five lines for base and heavy maintenance checks (C-, IL- and D-checks), along with other maintenance work on narrow body aircraft.
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