Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) has completed the first major overhaul required by a Lufthansa Airbus A380. The intermediate layover (IL)-check was carried out upon the German carrier’s first A380, registered D-AIMA and named Frankfurt am Main.
The task required 90,000 working hours and a two-month layover in Manila. The aircraft had previously completed a total of 2,671 flights in 23,595 flight hours.
Rainer Janke, Vice President for Marketing and Sales for LTP commented: “We have been preparing for this layover since the second quarter of 2015. We were able to accumulate a wealth of experience in recent years with the A380 type, building up our heavy maintenance capability and performing major modifications.”
LTP said an A380 IL-check poses a particular challenge for any MRO, in terms of coordinating the different trade disciplines. Some 180 employees worked on ‘Mike Alpha’ and, in addition to the aircraft structure, the entire cabin was also completely overhauled in the specialist local workshops and now looks “as new” for passengers.
Lufthansa’s second A380, ‘Mike Bravo’ is now undergoing the same type of check at LTP’s facility in Manila.