Boeing has expanded its partnership with Lufthansa Technik and ESG Elektroniksystem und Logistik for P-8A Poseidon aircraft sustainment programme in Germany.

The three companies signed a three-party agreement to work together to support the German Navy’s new P-8A multi-mission maritime aircraft fleet.

Boeing Government Services Europe & Israel senior director Indra Duivenvoorde said: “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.”

In 2021, Boeing signed two separate memorandums of understanding (MoU) with the two German companies ESG and Lufthansa Technik.

This was followed by the latest three-party agreement that outlines the additional details about the role of each company in the German Navy’s P-8A programme.

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In addition to supporting the aircraft sustainment in all the areas, the new industry partnership will also provide associated training to add highest operational availability to the German P-8A fleet.

According to Boeing, the P-8A programme will employ up to 250 people in Germany.

Delivery of the first batch of P-8A aircraft to Germany is expected in 2024.

ESG CEO Christoph Otten said: “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 Naval Aviation Command, particularly in the areas of systems integration, aviation certification or secure communication.”