Ground-breaking ceremony for Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico, November 14, 2014 (STAT):-Lufthansa Technik is strengthening its presence in the Americas, which are already home to Hawker Pacific Aerospace, BizJet and Lufthansa Technik Component Services, by adding base maintenance services for Airbus A320 family aircraft. The ground breaking ceremony marked the beginning of construction of the company’s new overhaul facility, Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico.
"Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico will enhance our access to the world's largest aviation market in many respects and bring us closer to both existing and potential customers. In Jetblue and Spirit Airlines we have already reliable partners and customers whose airframe maintenance needs and requirements can be optimally met by Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico," said Dr. Stueger, Chief Executive Products, Services & IT at Lufthansa Technik,. "The great support we experience from Governor Padilla and his administration team is much appreciated and crucial for moving our project forward."
"Puerto Rico's partnership with Lufthansa Technik represents the cornerstone of the aviation industry my administration is developing," said Governor Alejandro García Padilla. "Lufthansa Technik's investment elevates the Island's presence in the aerospace industry and helps create highly-skilled jobs in a fast-growing sector of the world economy."
The new hangar in Puerto Rico will feature five overhaul lines across more than 215,000 square feet of space. Thanks to its state-of-the-art technologies, aircraft remain in a single line for painting following their overhauls. This saves time and money, since the aircraft do not need to be towed to a separate line for painting.