Collins Aerospace, Lufthansa Technik enter licensing agreement for A380 landing gear/MRO services

Collins Aerospace Systems, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) unit, and Lufthansa Technik AG have jointly announced a licensing and asset agreement for A380 main landing gear Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) services, the companies said.

Under the agreement, which spans the life of the A380 program, Lufthansa Technik will be able to provide A380 main landing gear MRO services and access to assets supporting customer layover schedules.

To help Lufthansa Technik develop MRO capabilities for the A380 main landing gear, Collins Aerospace will provide training, parts and proprietary repair procedures, including access to technical publications required to perform A380 main landing gear MRO services. Lufthansa Technik will offer asset management services through access to a collaboratively managed pool of main landing gears, owned by Collins Aerospace.

With some 35 subsidiaries and affiliates, the Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the leading providers of technical aircraft services in the world. Certified internationally as maintenance, production and design organization, the company has a workforce of more than 25,000 employees.

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry.

United Technologies Corp. provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.