LTLS operates a warehouse for SuperJet International in the U.S.
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) and SuperJet International are stepping up their collaboration. LTLS is supplementing the spares distribution center in Frankfurt by taking over responsibility for SuperJet International warehouse operations in Fort Lauderdale (USA).
By deciding for this supply set-up, SuperJet International and LTLS want to ensure a rapid and reliable spares provisioning for SSJ100 operators in the Americas. Because of its close proximity to the launch customer, Mexican airline Interjet, the LTLS warehouse located at the Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL), has been selected as the optimum location.
Fort Lauderdale serves as a hub for 27 passenger airlines with 65 domestic and 36 international destinations in Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, Central America, and South America. Miami International Airport (MIA) is close by, increasing the potential destinations.
With this set-up, LTLS is taking over responsibility for after-sales support, including the storage, handling and distribution of serviceable parts to the customers, as well as the management of the repair cycle for unserviceable parts. In addition, customs brokerage, inventory control for the pool items and 24/7 logistics support are being offered.
The launch customer LCC Interjet has ordered 20 SSJ100 and has options for 10 more. The first aircraft has been already delivered in June, the second one is to be delivered very soon. The airline has major hubs in Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara and San Jose del Cabo.