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Malta aviation industry - a new milestone: EasyJet to service all its aircraft in Malta

12.09.2016

The British low-cost airline carrier, Easyjet has recently signed a five-year contract with Lufthansa Technik Malta for the servicing of over 100 aircraft of its fleet in Malta.

Easyjet has already concluded a similar agreement with another Malta operating firm, SR Technics. Today, all of the 233-aircraft fleet will undergo maintenance checks in Malta.

This new achievement highlights the commitment of the Maltese government to support and further develop the aviation sector and its continuous growth. 

Ian Davis, EasyJet director of Engineering, explained that 4 of the airline’s planes will be undergoing maintenance in Malta, at any one time. He equally lauded the praises of the technical abilities of Lufthansa Technik’s staff and the high safety standards of its facility. 

Stephan Drewes, CEO, Lufthansa Technik, Malta , said the company had noticeably expanded its operations from when it first started operating in Malta 13 years ago. He said that 6 aircraft, varying in size, could now be simultaneously serviced at the Lufthansa Technik facility.

The new contract signed with EasyJet would allow the company to expand its workforce by 50 people, in addition to the 100 employees who will work directly or indirectly for EasyJet aircraft.