Lufthansa Technik gains GACA approval for maintenance on Saudi registered aircraft

News — 25.02.19 BY Jill Stockbridge
Lufthansa Technik

Lufthansa Technik has received approval from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for maintenance services on aircraft registered in Saudi Arabia.

In January 2019, a first A-Check on a corresponding Airbus A320 was conducted by Lufthansa Technik Middle East mechanics in the hangar of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim, at Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai World Central Airport).

The 400 man-hours check was the second A-Check accomplished in within the Lufthansa Technik and DC Aviation Al-Futtaim cooperation. It included a check of all systems which  are relevant for flight safety, the exchange of several components, or the completion of service bulletins.

Omar Aker, Lufthansa Technik’s Regional Sales Manager stated: “We are only the second VIP MRO supplier in the Gulf region approved for Saudi registered aircraft of the Airbus ACJ320 family and Boeing BBJ types. The first A-Check maintenance has been finished within budget and ahead of schedule”.