Hawaiian Air denies major maintenance work performed in Manila

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HONOLULU, Hawaii – Commenting on a news story published about aircraft maintenance provider Lufthansa Technik Philippines, Hawaiian Airlines said today that the maintenance work performed on its flights transiting Manila is line maintenance work, not major maintenance as reported by Associated Press.

The line maintenance work performed by Lufthansa Technik Philippines is audited regularly and conforms to Hawaiian’s strict FAA-approved maintenance program procedures and standards.

Charles Nardello, senior vice president of operations for Hawaiian Airlines, commented, “While the work performed for us in Manila by Lufthansa Technik Philippines is routine line maintenance, as opposed to major maintenance as reported, that work is performed by mechanics who have been certified in our FAA-approved procedures and is audited regularly by our management personnel. We are very comfortable with the quality of service provided by Lufthansa Technik Philippines.”