The Norwegian Group has extended the total base maintenance support TBS[TM] contract with Lufthansa Technik for its Boeing 737-800 fleet ahead of time. The MRO contract covering Boeing 787 wheels and brakes has also been expanded.
Norwegian and Lufthansa Technik signed the first contract for a TBS[TM] covering the airline’s Boeing 737-800 fleet in 2012, initially running over a period of five years, the airline has recently expanded and extended the contract. Beyond the existing fleet, the new contract also covers the future 737-800 fleet of the entire Norwegian Group. In addition to Norwegian Air Shuttle, this also includes Norwegian Air International Ltd, Norwegian Air UK Ltd and Norwegian Air Norway AS. For the first time, Lufthansa Technik will also perform end-of-lease checks, initially on 11 aircraft.
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787 wheels and brakes, Lufthansa Technik is also responsible for the wheels and brakes of Norwegian’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet. The corresponding agreement has also been extended and the volume doubled. Under contract at Lufthansa Technik since 2013, Norwegian currently has eight 787-800 aircraft in operation. From 2016 the airline will also start operating the Dreamliner’s -900 version.