Maximus Air and Lufthansa Technik expand their cooperation
Expanded component support and line maintenance
Maximus Air, UAE’s all-cargo airline and Lufthansa Technik AG are now expanding their cooperation for the airline’s existing contract for component supply from Lufthansa Technik. The cooperation has been extended by five years, and new aircraft have been added. In addition, Lufthansa Technik will carry out line maintenance in Europe for Maximus Air's Airbus A300-600 freighters.
Fathi Buhazza and Heerdt Sr VP Lufthansa Technik
Maximus Air has had a Total Component Support TCS® contract for four years for the carrier’s current two A300-600 freighters. This agreement has now been expanded to include three more freighters being added to the fleet, and simultaneously extended to cover all five aircraft through 2016. At the same time, Maximus Air has commissioned Lufthansa Technik with line maintenance and A and C-checks in Leipzig and Brussels.
"The relationship we have enjoyed with Lufthansa Technik over recent years has been integral to our success . We are therefore pleased to expand this close cooperation to cover our growing fleet," said Fathi Hilal Buhazza, President and CEO Maximus Air. "The support of a dedicated maintenance provider ensures optimum availability of our aricraft at all times and the shortest response times in case of issues which in turn allows us to maintain the reliable, high quality service for which we have become renowned."
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and associates and over 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading manufacturer-independent providers of technical services for the aviation industry. Its portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of services for commercial aircraft: maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and refit, engines and components.
Maximus Air, an Abu Dhabi Aviation Group company, was established in 2005 to provide tailored solutions for moving outsized cargo. After operating for only just over six years in the region, it is now a significant regional air cargo carrier and cargo aircraft ACMI lease operator, employing more than 200 staff and operating a fleet of eight all-cargo aircraft comprising an Antonov An-124-100, Airbus A300-600RP2Fs and Ilyushin IL-76TD across the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Maximus Air currently runs regular scheduled cargo services on behalf of Etihad Crystal Cargo and is the appointed exclusive air relief support partner for the UAE Red Crescent.