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2016-10-24 11:33:20

Lufthansa Technik opens a new Engineering Services Center in Budapest

Lufthansa Technik AG, Germany’s leading aircraft maintenance and engineering company opened a new Aircraft Engineering Services Center at Budapest Airport today. The new Budapest-based aircraft engineering services center will focus its activities around the Boeing 737 aircraft - one of the most popular types among narrow-body medium-haul aircraft - and some general non-aircraft type related support services.

Adding to their existing aircraft maintenance center at the airport, Lufthansa Technik established a new Aircraft Engineering Services Center. Lufthansa Technik which has been operating in Budapest for over 15 years now, created approx. 50 new high-tech aviation engineering jobs with the new center. The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Dr. Thomas Stüger, Member of the Lufthansa Technik Executive Board, Chief Executive Products, Services and IT.

The range of activities of the new engineering center will be connected to the Boeing 737 type of narrow-body aircraft, including aircraft system engineering, maintenance program management, and job cards engineering. In addition Lufthansa Technik AG is going to transfer several non-aircraft type related services to the Budapest Aircraft Engineering Services Center such as aircraft electrical load analysis, aircraft flight data, and reliability data compilation as well as technical documentation services.

Mr. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, emphasized that any industry-related investments are highly welcomed by the Hungarian Government especially the ones like Lufthansa Technik’s new Engineering Services Center in Budapest that create job opportunities for highly qualified local engineers. Hungary appreciates Lufthansa Group presence and its expansion here and the government is very much open to support any future cooperation as well.

"During our analysis phase, Budapest had to contend with some other European locations and finally fulfilled our demanding selection criteria," commented Marcus Knoth, Lufthansa Technik Manager Aircraft System Engineering & Modification. "Thanks to the availability of highly qualified and motivated personnel, good infrastructure, good accessibility of the location and, last but not least, the great support on site, the decision for the Budapest location was made easy."

“Opening of the new aviation engineering center of Lufthansa Technik is yet another major step for Budapest Airport as it creates high-tech jobs at the airport, which is also beneficial for the Hungarian economy,” commented Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport. “We are proud and happy to see the development of Lufthansa Technik which widens the range of services at Hungary’s gateway and makes Budapest attractive to the international business environment,” he added.

Dr. Attila Ughy, Mayor of the home-district of the airport (XVIII. of Budapest) has said: „This project is integral part of the job-creation activity of the airport-cluster int he Southern Budapest region. The new Lufthansa Technik Engineering Services Center adds to the high-value jobs in our district, where we have reached practically full employment since the jobless rate has fallen recently under 1 %.