Libyan Wings, the new Tripoli-based airline, has signed an agreement with Lufthansa Technik (LHT), the leading provider for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of airplanes, components and engines, for the provision of engineering and planning services.
Under the terms of the agreement, LHT will provide Aircraft Engineering Services including preparation of a comprehensive maintenance programme, compliance assessment for airworthiness directives and Service Bulletins to ensure Libyan Wings complies with all mandatory inspections/checks as advised by the manufacturer and/or the regulatory authorities.
The privately-funded airline, which currently has its two aircraft stationed in Luqa International Airport Malta, will function as a full-service carrier, offering both business and economy class seating.
“This arrangement with Lufthansa Technik is another demonstration of Libyan Wings’ commitment to ensure the most reliable and safe operation of its aircraft in order to provide regional connectivity to strategic destinations in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region,” said Mike McTighe, Libyan Wings, Chief Operations Officer. “It will also enable us to expand into Europe, as well as other markets such as the Arabian Gulf, when additional aircraft are inducted into the fleet.”
The two aircraft, which are just seven years old, have been maintained to date by Lufthansa Technik Philippines while the contract also extends to Lufthansa Technik Malta, who will maintain the aircraft in flight ready condition while they are in Malta, ahead of final clearances to start operations out of Mitiga International Airport.
Badiali also revealed that the cabin interior had also undergone a total reconfiguration and refurbishment to Libyan Wings own specification of 12 business class seats and 108 economy seats.
“Every one of these is in leather, while the overall cabin effect is bright, modern with all finishes of the highest quality,” he adds.
The airline is expected to announce its official launch date soon.
(Source: Libyan Wings)