Safran Nacelles and Lufthansa Technik have signed a cooperative agreement for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on A320neo nacelles powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. This agreement aims to provide operators with flexible and cost-effective services based on the expertise of both companies: Safran Nacelles which develops and produces A320neo nacelles, and provides services; and Lufthansa Technik.

Safran Nacelles and Lufthansa Technik will combine their expertise to quickly propose to operators the development of repair services approved by airworthiness authorities. The two companies will also rationalize and optimize the use of their respective nacelle end-item stocks worldwide. The results will be increased accessibility and solutions that best match market demand.

“Our joint approach provides operators with innovative repair services covering the entire nacelle, with benefits that include increased availability of their aircraft, optimized material consumption in maintenance, as well as cost advantages,” said Olivier Savin, Safran Nacelles’ Vice President of Customer Support & Service.

“The nacelle’s end-item set – which is composed of the air inlet, fan cowls, thrust reverser, and exhaust nozzle is a considerable investment at an aircraft’s early age,” said Michael Kirstein, Senior Director – Aircraft Systems at Lufthansa Technik. “With this cooperation, we will be more efficient in offering our customers full availability and quick access to assets, in all world regions – right from an aircraft’s entry into service.”