Eurowings becomes new customer of Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH Airline uses aftermarket composite components of EFW
Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) welcomes Eurowings – Germany’s largest leisure airline – as new customer to the composite aftermarket business of EFW. In the direct business to Airlines and MRO companies, EFW offers composite spare parts with the highest product quality and delivery reliability as well as customized composite solutions according to customers’ needs and requirements.
The cooperation with Eurowings marks an important milestone for the expansion of the aftermarket business of composite solutions as a further well-known Airline relies on high performance products made by EFW.
Eurowings will receive from EFW composite spare parts for Airbus Aircraft like floor panels and cargo linings for the PAX and Cargo compartments offering increased robustness and durability. First products have been delivered already in July 2021.
Eurowings is the holiday airline of the Lufthansa Group and thus part of the largest aviation group worldwide. Eurowings is the market leader at the airports of Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Cologne/Bonn and currently has a fleet of around 100 aircraft. Eurowings focuses on low-cost products and services and offers non-stop flights within Europe. In its summer flight schedule, the airline currently flies to more than 100 destinations. With its extensive route network and 11 international bases - including Europe's number one holiday island, Palma de Mallorca - Eurowings is the largest holiday airline in Germany. Eurowings currently employs around 3,500 people across Europe.
Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW), the joint venture between ST Engineering and Airbus combines various aviation and technology activities under a single roof: development and manufacturing of fibre-reinforced composite components for aircraft structures and interiors, the conversion of passenger aircraft into freighter configuration, MRO services on all Airbus aircraft as well as engineering expertise in the context of certification and approval. The company has a workforce of more than 1,600 employees and achieved revenues of approximately €300 million in 2019. Being experienced in aviation for several decades, EFW looks back onto an impressive track-record of more than 5 Million produced composite components, more than 200 passenger to freighter conversions and numerous maintenance events on commercial and military aircraft. More than 40 customers worldwide, among them the largest express carriers in North America and Europe, already operate aircraft converted by EFW as the Centre of Excellence for freighter conversions for more than 20 years and continuously growing the modern Airbus freighter family. Further information can be found here www.efw.aero.
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