Lufthansa Technik Malta expansionLufthansa Technik Malta expands portfolio to long-haul aircraft
With the opening of the new facility and significant expansion of its operations, Lufthansa Technik Malta is extending the range of the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services it provides for short-haul and long-haul aircraft.
On the occasion of the formal inauguration of the new hangars and building at the Malta International Airport in Luqa, Dr. Lawrence Gonzi, Prime Minister of Malta, and August Wilhelm Henningsen, Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik, emphasized the importance of the over 60 million euro investment both for Malta’s economy and for the global network of Lufthansa Technik.
As well as operational and technical services in the new narrowbody hangar for up to three short-range aircraft such as Airbus A320 and Boeing 737, the 450 employees are also offering overhaul work including painting, for up to two long-haul aircraft from the Airbus A330/A340 family in two additional widebody hangars.
In April 2007, Lufthansa Technik Malta and the Maltese Government had signed a formal agreement to invest in a new facility which now covers a footprint of over 60,000 m2 whereby the foundation stone was laid in July 2007. This new facility which includes 3 hangars, all the associated back shops, warehouse and infrastructure were built in just over 18 months. Construction work on the production site began in June 2007 with the first Airbus A330 from Lufthansa entering the new facility in December 2008.