Lufthansa Technik to open plant in Miskolc, Hungary

Lufthansa Technik will build a maintenance and repair center for aircraft engines in Miskolc, Hungary, the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjjártó announced during a joint press conference with the firm’s representatives.

The company, a member of German aviation giant Lufthansa Group, specialises in airplane engine construction and maintenance.

“I am honoured that a world-renowned company such as Lufthansa Technik is expending its presence in Hungary,” said Mr Szijjjártó. “On the one hand, this decision once more proves the attractiveness of our business location. On the other hand, it also recognises the enormous amount of commitment of the people in Miskolc.”

In contribution to the company’s investment, the Hungarian government will be launching and financing training programmes for technical workers.

“The aviation maintenance plant will host the planes of other international airlines, not just Lufthansa,” the minister added.

Lufthansa Technik’s investment amounts to 43 billion forints (around 117 million UK pounds) and will create 400 jobs in Miskolc and the surrounding region in the long term.

Philipp Mende, head of engine parts and mobile engine services at Lufthansa Technik said the construction at the new site in Miskolc was expected to be launched in 2021.

“As the fourth largest city in Hungary, Miskolc offers a great number of highly qualified technical experts and moreover a good infrastructre,” Mr Mende added.