Virgin America, the new U.S. start-up airline and Lufthansa Technik AG, a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the air transport industry, today announced a new ten-year Total Material Operations TMO and Line Maintenance support contract, valued at more than 250 million US dollars.
The new low-cost airline, based in San Francisco, expects to commence operations in summer this year. Lufthansa Technik will provide support services throughout their network. Virgin America will operate 31 new Airbus A320 family aircraft, for which the airline has options for a further 71 aircraft.
The Lufthansa Technik Group employs more than 1,600 people in the United States and maintains Lufthansa Technik Composite Tulsa, a thrust reverser MRO in Tulsa.