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Lufthansa expands aircraft center in Budapest

Lufthansa Technik AG, Germany’s leading aircraft maintenance and engineering company, opened a new Aircraft Engineering Services Center at Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt International Airport on Friday, according to a press statement issued by operator Budapest Airport.

Expanding its existing aircraft maintenance center at the airport, Lufthansa Technik, which has been operating in Budapest for over 15 years, has created approximately 50 new high-tech aviation engineering jobs with the launch of the new center.  

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 will transfer several services not related to the specific aircraft type to the Budapest center, such as aircraft electrical load analysis, aircraft flight data and reliability data compilation, as well as technical documentation services.

Any industry-related investments, especially those such as Lufthansa Technik’s new Engineering Services Center in Budapest which create job opportunities for highly qualified local engineers, are warmly welcomed by the Hungarian government, emphasized Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó.  Hungary appreciates the presence and expansion of the Lufthansa Group here and the Hungarian government remains very open to supporting any future cooperation as well, the minister added.

“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 - great support on site, the decision for the Budapest location was made easy,” he added.

“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,” said 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.