A Vietnamese carrier and the technical arm of German airline Lufthansa AG entered into a technical service agreement in Berlin on Thursday, witnessed by Vietnam’s State President Truong Tan Sang.
Lufthansa Technik AG will provide Vietjet with top-of-the-range solutions in terms of technology, maintenance service and technical maintenance for the airline’s current A320-family aircraft engines, according to the agreement.
The German firm will also offer consultations on key technical projects, technical training for staff and other consulting services, Vietjet said in a press release the same day.
The Vietnamese airline will help Lufthansa Technik AG with better access to the large markets in the Asia-Pacific region, one of the areas with the most potential in aviation.
President Sang attended the signing ceremony on the last day of his three-day state visit to celebrate the 40th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Germany.
The Vietnamese leader was joined by Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Vietjet chairwoman Nguyen Thanh Ha and Bernhard Krüger – Sprengel, senior vice president in charge of engine services of Lufthansa Technik AG, according to the carrier.
Lufthansa is Europe’s biggest airline and its technical arm is also a leading manufacturer-independent provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services for aircraft, engines and components.
The agreement will pave the way for both Vietjet and Lufthansa Technik AG to mutually construct a platform to develop facilities and technical expertise up to top-rated domestic and international quality standards, according to the Vietnamese carrier.
“Lufthansa Techinik AG is committed to providing its world leading technical management services for Vietjet, helping to improve the quality and safety of the flight in serving its passengers,” Krüger – Sprengel said.
“We are also committed to supporting Vietjet in new technology training for safety and security assurance as well as researching opportunities for providing aircraft spare parts locally.”
The cooperation with Lufthansa Technik AG will help “ensure all new flights of Vietjet will operate at the highest levels of safety and maintenance,” said its chairwoman Ha.