Boeing, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and Lufthansa Technik today signed a three-party agreement that reinforces joint efforts to support Germany’s new P-8A Poseidon fleet. With the new agreement, Boeing, ESG and Lufthansa Technik will be the team responsible for executing the P-8A sustainment program in Germany. The new agreement builds on two separate Memoranda of Understanding that were signed separately with ESG and Lufthansa Technik in 2021 and now involves all three parties, outlining additional detail regarding each company’s role in the German P-8A program. With the formalization of this new industry partnership, Boeing, ESG and Lufthansa Technik will provide support to the German customer in all areas of aircraft sustainment and training that will bring the highest operational availability to the German Navy’s P-8A fleet.
“We are expanding our partnership with ESG and Lufthansa Technik in the form of a three-party agreement that will allow us to best support our German customer and the operational needs of the German Navy. This partnership demonstrates our commitment to directly supporting our customer locally with German industry primes”, said Indra Duivenvoorde, Senior Director, Boeing Government Services Europe & Israel.
“This agreement underlines our joint performance promise and our commitment to provide the Bundeswehr with urgently needed capabilities. At the same time, we see this as a special obligation to proactively contribute our capabilities and competencies to the programme as a long-standing technology and innovation partner of the German Armed Forces and the Naval Aviation Command, particularly in the areas of systems integration, aviation certification or secure communication”, said Christoph Otten, CEO ESG.
First deliveries to Germany are slated to take place in 2024 and Boeing estimates that the P-8A program will employ up to 250 people in Germany. Deployed around the world with nearly 150 aircraft delivered or in service, and over 450,000 collective, mishap free flight hours, the P-8A is vital for global anti-submarine warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and search-and-rescue operations. Boeing has been a committed partner to the German aerospace industry for many decades. The company employs approximately 1 000 direct employees at its facilities in Germany and supports many thousands of other highly skilled jobs throughout the country with an established network of partners and suppliers. Boeing Germany actively contributes to the research and development of digital and sustainable technologies for the future of aviation.
The Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the leading providers of technical aircraft services in the world. Certified internationally as maintenance, production and design organization, the company has a workforce of more than 20,000 employees. Lufthansa Technik’s portfolio covers the entire range of services for commercial and VIP/special mission aircraft, engines, components and landing gear in the areas of digital fleet support, maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, completion and conversion as well as the manufacture of innovative cabin products.
ESG Elektroniksystem und Logistik-GmbH is one of the leading German companies for the development, manufacturing, integration, maintenance, support and operation of complex, safety-critical systems, mission equipment, software and IT. ESG is a certified aviation company for aircraft and aviation equipment for the German Bundeswehr and an aviation engineering company in line with EASA Part 21J, EASA Part G and EASA Part 145. ESG’s independent engineering spirit and in-depth domain knowledge are at the core of the company’s entrepreneurial DNA.