Lufthansa Technik AG will provide wheels and brakes support for Thomas Cook Group Airlines. The agreement covers the Airbus and Boeing fleets - 15 Boeing 757, 16 Boeing 767, 9 Airbus A330 and 53 A320-family aircraft - of the four airlines of Thomas Cook plc, one of the world's leading travel groups. It complements the existing Total Component Support TCS® contract for the Airbus fleets of Thomas Cook Group Airlines from February 2015.
Lufthansa Technik has provided wheels and brakes services for Condor Flugdienst, one of the four Thomas Cook Group Airlines, since 1998. With the new contract, which takes effect in October 2015, Thomas Cook Group Airlines is extending these services to its whole fleet.
"Thomas Cook Group Airlines operates 93 aircraft across Europe, which requires flexible and high performing maintenance services solutions to serve our customers with the best in market value propositions. Lufthansa Technik has offered us a comprehensive & competitive solution and therefore has been selected as our trusted partner for the Wheels & Brakes services", says Bernd Bechtel Head of Group Maintenance Procurement at Thomas Cook Group Airlines.
"Following the agreement on comprehensive component support for the Airbus fleet of Thomas Cook Group Airlines in February this year, we are very delighted about the extension of our successful partnership in the field of wheels and brakes support. Our new wheels and brakes workshop in Frankfurt gives us the opportunity to even better fulfil the needs and requirements of our customers. Besides Condor, the agreement also covers Thomas Cook UK's, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium's and Thomas Cook Scandinavian Airline's aircraft," says Georgios Ouzounidis, Director Sales Europe at Lufthansa Technik.
Lufthansa Technik is currently building a new wheels and brakes workshop in Frankfurt's East Harbor that will be opened in 2017. This ultra-modern facility, which has a gross floor area of 14,500 square meters, will feature optimized processes. The new site enables the cost-effective provision of wheels and brakes to Lufthansa and numerous other European customers, and creates opportunities for further growth.