Air France Industries and Lufthansa Technik signed a contract Friday to launch Spairliners GmbH, a 50/50 joint venture that not only will work on the 25 A380s ordered by Air France and Lufthansa but will offer "a full spectrum of support services for components to all A380 operators worldwide." "Most A380 carriers will operate relatively small fleets. To have spare parts and components for the maintenance makes it a very cost-intensive subject," Lufthansa Technik Executive Board Chairman ...

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