Lufthansa officials said this week that they intend to double the workforce in Tulsa, Oklahoma for their aircraft maintenance division, Lufthansa Technik Component Services, to 170 workers in the “next few years.”
“Since 2008, we have gone from 28 employees to 80,” said Thomas Stueger, CEO of product and services for Lufthansa Technik Group. “But this is not the end. This is the beginning. … We have the right staff, the right mixture, the right facilities. Everything – all the ingredients – are here.
“With our expanded service offer in the center of one of the world’s most important aviation markets, we can meet the needs of our customers on site in the Americas even better. For this reason, we definitely see potential for a further expansion of our service portfolio for the American market at this successful location.”
Lufthansa Technik resides at Tulsa International Airport where it maintains and repairs their fleets’ aircraft components including avionics, hydraulics and other repairs.
Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett said this is a great development for the city of Tulsa and Oklahoma:
“Three years ago, when I became mayor, Lufthansa employed 20 people,” Bartlett said. “Now, it is approaching 100 and they are expanding more.
“Each and every city in northeastern Oklahoma benefits from the commitment Lufthansa has made in Tulsa. More than 13,000 people are employed at this airport.
“Can you imagine what the effects will be at this airport in five years when Lufthansa is growing even more?
“We congratulate this leading company on its success, and we look forward to continued growth and opportunity for this global presence in the Tulsa area.”
Lufthansa Technik Group, founded in 1995, began as a maintenance, repair and overhaul provider for Lufthansa German Airlines, Germany’s national airline. Today, Lufthansa Technik Group has 28 MRO facilities around the world, 25,000 employees and annual revenue of $6.1 billion.