An Air India Boeing 777 in-flight at sunset. Lufthansa Technik will provide component support for these jets.

Press Release: Air India and Lufthansa Technik 777 pact lays foundation


Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueLufthansa Technik has taken over the Total Component Support (TCS) for Air India’s entire Boeing 777 fleet. The multi-year agreement signed in Gurugram, India, encompasses services for a total of 27 aircraft. With this first contract, both companies are laying the foundations for long-term cooperation. 

Starting in July 2024, Air India receives Lufthansa Technik’s proven Total Component Support. The now concluded agreement includes the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of aircraft components and provides Air India access to Lufthansa Technik’s global component pool and logistics services. The close partnership between the two companies will enable the airline to maximize efficiency in its technical operations and ensures the best possible availability of the spare parts it needs. 

Two executives from Air India and Lufthansa Technik are shaking hands after signing the agreement.

Image: Lufthansa Technik

S.K. Dash, Chief Technical Officer at Air India, said: “The partnership with the well-experienced Lufthansa Technik for the component support of our entire Boeing 777 fleet of 27 aircraft is a significant milestone in our collaborative journey. Lufthansa Technik demonstrated professional ad-hoc support for our Boeing 777 fleet and we are delighted to strengthen this relationship further by way of this long-term agreement.” 


Dennis Kohr, Senior Vice President Corporate Sales Asia Pacific at Lufthansa Technik, commented: “We would like to thank Air India for their trust and for awarding Lufthansa Technik to provide comprehensive Total Component Support. As the airline continues on its growth path in the next years, we look forward to supporting them with our services and eagerly anticipate expanding our new partnership further.” 

Besides Air India, Lufthansa Technik has been associated with Tata group airline companies Vistara in the field of Boeing 787 components since 2020 and with Air India Express in the area of Engine Maintenance Service since January this year. 

About Air India 

Founded by the legendary JRD Tata, Air India pioneered India’s aviation sector. Since its first flight on October 15, 1932, Air India has built an extensive domestic and international network with nonstop flights to cities around the world, across the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Far-East, South-East Asia, Australia, and the Gulf. After 69 years as a government-owned enterprise, Air India and Air India Express were welcomed back into the Tata group in 2022. Air India and Vistara have received the requisite approvals for merger.

About Lufthansa Technik 

The Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the leading providers of technical aircraft services in the world. Certified internationally as maintenance, production and design organization, the company employs more than 23,000 people in dozens of locations around the globe. Lufthansa Technik offers the full range of services for commercial, VIP and special mission aircraft. The portfolio includes maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification of airframes, engines, components and landing gears, as well as the manufacture of innovative cabin products and digital fleet support.

Featured image credited to Air India