January 5, 2011
MANILA, Philippines — Eighteen Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) employees and instructors have undergone an extensive Airbus A380 training program at the Lufthansa technical training facilities in Frankfurt, Germany after a strict selection process.
The group consisted of a shift manager, team leaders, crew chief, inspectors and mechanics. The training program covered heavy classroom-type and hands-on training for the world’s biggest Airbus aircraft today.
In this training exposure, LTP mechanics were performing C-checks together with their counterparts at Lufthansa Technik.
LTP heavily invests in its workforce to ensure that it delivers high quality service that follows internationally established standards to its airline customers worldwide.
It is currently building its biggest maintenance hangar that is capable of servicing the A380. The training program for the selected and qualified employees is in response to this capability expansion as well as for fulfillment of the requirements to acquire certification for the A380 aircraft type.
Meanwhile, 14 LTP mechanics composed of 12 airframe and powerplant were recently deployed for a first assignment in Lufthansa Technik Milan (LTMIL).
The deployment, which will last for five months, will support the Milan office on scheduled A-checks for the A319, A320 and A330 aircraft types.
Backed by rigorous training and experience of LTP’s rated mechanics to perform A-checks, the LTMIL management was pleased with the results of the accomplished checks.
This early success will soon be followed by another batch of A&P and structural mechanics from LTP for immediate deployment to LTMIL, a subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik AG. (EHL)