UTC Aerospace Systems, Lufthansa Technik sign agreement for MRO of Airbus A350 XWB nacelle systems

UTC Aerospace Systems and Lufthansa Technik AG have signed a long-term agreement that will give operators of Airbus A350 XWB aircraft more options for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services of nacelle systems on the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines that power the twinjet, the company said.

The agreement makes Lufthansa Technik the initial licensed service provider for performing nacelle MRO services on the A350 XWB nacelle system to the same level as UTC Aerospace Systems´ own global MRO facilities.

Under the agreement, UTC Aerospace Systems´ Aerostructures business will provide Lufthansa Technik with proprietary information including repair procedures, access to OEM tooling, technical publications, worldwide performance data and technical data required to perform A350 XWB MRO services. Lufthansa Technik will invest in a wide range of assets to support the repairs including the tooling necessary to carry out the repairs.

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.