There’s a lot of what I call “chwitter” (Twitter chatter) going on at MRO Middle East in Dubai. Attendees are Tweeting about an MRO contract between Oman Air and Lufthansa Technik covering 15 Boeing 737 NGs. The contract covers C-checks including Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) modifications for nine of the aircraft. The work will take place at the Lufthansa Technik base maintenance location in Budapest, Hungary.
According to Peter Hill, CEO of Oman Air, stated, “We have been very satisfied with the base maintenance work Lufthansa Technik delivered to us in 2010. It is therefore not surprising that we would trust Lufthansa Technik to deliver the same quality and level of service once again. This new contract will help us to raise and maintain our renowned on time performance and high product standards throughout our fleet and routes.”
The contract comes at the heels of a successful completion of a similar C-check program in 2010 for the same aircraft fleet. Besides the recurring base maintenance contract, Oman Air also receives complete component support for its entire A330 fleet. Additionally, both companies are in talks for a much wider cooperation in the region on the back of an LOI for a strategic cooperation agreement executed at the 2009 Dubai Airshow.