LHT to undertake component support for RAF aircraft

Transport aircraft manufacturer Airbus Military has selected Lufthansa Technik (LHT), a provider of  aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, to undertake component support for the UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) new fleet of 14 A330 MRTT future strategic transport aircraft (FSTA).

The 10-year contract will begin when the FSTA enters service with the RAF towards the end of 2011.

Under the terms of the agreement, LHT will be responsible for establishing the initial component stock at the FSTA main operating base of RAF Brize Norton; the re-provision of components, expendables and standard aircraft hardware; providing access to a component pool; component repair and overhaul services; and the transportation of components.