Lufthansa Technik AG is stepping up its capacities for the support of the Airbus A350: a symbolic groundbreaking marked the beginning of the expansion of a highly modern warehouse for the spare parts supply at the Munich location.
The ceremony took place on December 8, 2015, in the presence of Dr. Thomas Stüger, member of the executive board of Lufthansa Technik, Dr. Christian Langer, Managing Director of LTLS, and Thomas Weyer, Managing Director of finance and infrastructure of Munich Airport GmbH.
The existing warehouse of Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) is being expanded by 3,200 square meters of floor space and optimized for the A350 support amongst other things.
The currently limited warehousing capacity of LTLS in Munich in connection with the expanded material supply for a new aircraft type necessitated the expansion.
“What simply looks like a hall actually is an important cornerstone in our approach to supporting the Airbus A350,” said Dr. Thomas Stüger.
“A highly modern and technologically advanced aircraft such as the A350 places high demands on us. Today proves that we are well on the way to offer a comprehensive and punctual support for the A350.
“The expanded warehouse will be equipped with the most modern and innovative storage technologies. This allows us to create the highest efficiency and optimize the utilization of both floor space and room height,” explains Dr. Christian Langer.
The warehouse expansion offers significant efficiencies for internal transports.
Material flows and transport ways are optimized and synergies are created by centralizing the operative business. Decentralized stocks are given up.
An automated block storage system AutoStore is being established at the first floor of the new warehouse. The expansion’s first stage allows to store 15,000 bins. The system can be expanded by another 7,000 bins. The expanded facility offers room for a further narrow-aisle rack, a pallet rack for wheels, a platform system with shelving racks for small parts and battery preservation as well as a cantilever racking system for oversized and long goods components.