United Technologies subsidiary UTC Aerospace Systems and Lufthansa Technik have entered an agreement to provide maintenance and support for Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engine accessories.

Under the terms of the life of programme component service agreement, Lufthansa Technik will develop repair capabilities for certain GTF engine accessories which were integrated and supplied by UTC Aerospace Systems for the A320neo aircraft.

In turn, UTC Aerospace Systems will provide GTF engine accessory parts and certain repair services to Lufthansa Technik.3

“Lufthansa Technik will soon be able to repair A320neo line replaceable units in-house, including the engines.”

UTC Aerospace Systems electric, environmental and engine systems president Tim White said: “This is a great opportunity for two companies to leverage each other’s knowledge, expertise and technology and work together to develop improved solutions that enhance the overall customer experience.”

The collaboration will facilitate the exchange of repair and maintenance practices between the two companies. Accordingly, it is expected to improve and optimise their aftermarket services.

Lufthansa Technik executive board chairman Dr Johannes Bussmann said: “Our customers will benefit greatly as we combine Lufthansa Technik’s maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities with the design knowledge of UTC Aerospace Systems.

“Just like with the classic engine option, Lufthansa Technik will soon be able to repair A320neo line replaceable units in-house, including the engines.”

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Lufthansa Technik and UTC Aerospace Systems have shared a long working association of various projects.

Both companies recently signed a designated overhaul facility (DOF) agreement to support capability build-up of Boeing 787 airliner.

Based in the US, UTC Aerospace Systems manufactures and supplies advanced aerospace and defence products.