Lufthansa Technik working with Puerto Rico to create aircraft overhaul site

11 April 2014

Lufthansa Technik and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico said they have agreed to create a new aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Puerto Rico, which will service short-haul and medium-haul aircraft.

Agreements to this effect have now been signed with the government of Puerto Rico and the responsible port authority and the company plans to start work in the next three months on the construction of the new facility.

The new company, Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico, will be based at Rafael Hernández International Airport in Aguadilla, a former US Air Force Base located on the northwest of the island. The airport has an 11,700-foot runway and 3,900 acres of land.

The company will employ up to 400 workers and run a total of five overhaul lines. Initially it will operate two lines for Airbus A320 C-checks and D-checks. The first layover is due to take place in 2015. Leader of the project is Elmar Lutter, who currently is managing director of the European overhaul facility Lufthansa Technik Budapest.

The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and associates and over 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading manufacturer-independent providers of technical services for the aviation industry.

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