Lufthansa Technik Sofia, a joint venture between Germany’s Lufthansa Technik and the Bulgarian Aviation Group, announced it will invest in the construction of new facilities for aircraft overhaul and maintenance near Sofia Airport.
The company, which has served so far 40 planes of more than 20 airlines in Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa, said it has been flooded by orders and will accept no more by the end of 2011.
Another 35 aircraft will be serviced over the next 17 months.
The maintenance, repair, and overhaul complex located at the airport of the Bulgarian capital Sofia was opened in October 2008.
Together with the Bulgarian Aviation Group, which owns 20% stake in the enterprise, Lufthansa Technik has invested more than BGN 50 M in the modernization of the maintenance facility and the training of the workers.
All types of planes of the series Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 are serviced in the repair complex, which has a total area of 6 000 square meters and allows the simultaneous servicing of two planes.
Lufthansa Technik has four other similar facilities Schoenefeld Maintenance Centre in Berlin, Lufthansa Technik Malta, Shannon Airspace in Ireland, and Lufthansa Technik Budapest.