DTI Secretary Fred Pascual (left) and Lufthansa Technik Philippines’ President and CEO Mr. Elmar Lutter (right)

PARAÑAQUE CITY—During the onsite visit held on 30 January 2023, Trade and Industry Secretary Fred Pascual welcomed Mike-Kilo at the Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) MRO facility located at Villamor Airbase. This is in support of the collaboration between the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and LTP in promoting the MRO industry in the country. The Lufthansa Aircraft that arrived in the country from Frankfurt, Germany is the first reactivated A380 aircraft of Lufthansa to undergo extensive C-Check in preparation for the increased travel demand. 

With the collaboration of young and talented minds in the aviation and aerospace industry, the Philippines is transitioning to a highly cost-competitive environment that will make its strategic location a viable MRO hub in Asia.” Secretary Pascual said. 

Likewise, with several Philippine companies that are AS9100 and NADCAP-certified, MRO operation in the country guarantees a wide range of services that will cater to the growing demand of the aviation industry globally. 

Since its inauguration in 2000, Lufthansa Technik Philippines has been committed to its role of promoting competence as a MRO for commercial aircraft, including the largest Airbus available. 

Further, Secretary Pascual added that “their opening of another hangar last August 2022 is a testament to faith and confidence in the country’s significant role in the global value chain for aerospace.” 

Through its partnership with the private and public sectors, DTI, through the Board of Investments (BOI), is committed to delivering its promise of making the Philippines the hub for manufacturing and aftermarket services in the aerospace industry. With the Aerospace Industry Roadmap, the Department looks forward to a favorable economic climate for the aviation and aerospace industry by promoting the Philippines as a globally-recognized MRO hub. *

Date of release: 31 January 2023