Lufthansa Technik and Sama Airlines from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have signed a contract for Total Material Operations TMO®. According to the agreement, Lufthansa Technik will provide material and engineering services for the low-cost airline’s growing fleet of to date six Boeing 737-300s in the upcoming seven years. The services will start in March.

Lufthansa Technik’s Total Material Operations TMO® product will cover all material operations including pooling, MRO services and the supply with all aircraft materials from consumables and expendables to cabin parts. Supported by on site management services at Sama’s maintenance hub in Dammam in conjunction with dedicated Engineering Services, the support of Lufthansa Technik will ensure Sama Airlines to focus on their continuous fleet growth and operation.

“We are very happy and proud to have gained the trust of Sama, one of the most ambitious airlines in the Middle East”, said Walter Heerdt, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales of Lufthansa Technik. “I am confident that the Total Material Operations TMO® product will fully meet our customer’s high expectations in terms of a reliable support and access to Lufthansa Technik’s know-how for this aircraft type as well as Sama’s high standards of cabin comfort and safety.”

Bruce Ashby, Chief Executive Officer of Sama, said: “Sama chose Lufthansa Technik for their experience in the region and their high standards of quality on technical services for commercial aircraft around the world. We trust this agreement will support our operation’s reliability and efficiency.”

The new contract with Sama is further expanding Lufthansa Technik’s customer base in the Middle-East. To date, the German aircraft MRO provider already serves numerous customers in this region, thereby comprising the complete range from large VIP- and Executive Jets to small regional aircraft.

Source: Press Release (Lufthansa Technik)