Press Release

TNT Express wins contract from Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services

Publish Date : 26 June 2014 08:30 CET -

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

TNT Express has been awarded a contract from Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) to transport mission-critical aircraft parts in Germany.

As part of the deal, TNT Express collects the parts from Bombardier’s warehouse in Groß-Gerau late in the evening (between 10 and 11 p.m.) and delivers them to LBAS’ aircraft maintenance engineers and mechanics in Berlin Schoenefeld Airport the next morning before 6 a.m.

These employees service, repair and overhaul Bombardier® Business Jets. They start their working day at 6 a.m. The consistent and timely delivery of aircraft spare parts to them is critical to prevent the occurrence of costly “Aircraft on Ground" (AOG) situations, a term in aviation maintenance indicating that a problem is serious enough to prevent an aircraft from flying. 

TNT Express has been selected for its ability to make late collections and direct, daily road deliveries to LBAS employees in Berlin Schoenefeld Airport. LBAS wanted to be able to place orders late in the day.

The service provided by TNT Express includes the simultaneous handling of various weights and sizes, from parcels to pallets, including materials qualifying as “dangerous goods.” To meet LBAS’ request for proposal, TNT Express offered a combination of special services, time critical services and direct deliveries.


About TNT Express

TNT Express is one of the world’s largest express delivery companies. On a daily basis, TNT Express delivers close to one million consignments ranging from documents and parcels to palletised freight. The company operates road and air transportation networks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. TNT Express made € 6.7 billion in revenue in 2013.

Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services GmbH

LBAS, based at Berlin-Schoenefeld airport in Germany, was formed in 1997 as a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Technik Group and of the Bombardier Aerospace Group. LBAS specializes in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Bombardier Global, Challenger and Learjet business jets. The joint venture also includes the global business aircraft operator and service provider ExecuJet Aviation Group, headquartered in Switzerland, which joined LBAS in 2005.

Bombardier, Global, Challenger and Learjet are registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.


For more information, please contact:


Cyrille Gibot
Phone: +31 88 393 9390
Mobile: +31 651 133 104


Andrew Beh

Phone: +31 88 393 9500

Michiel van der Harst
Phone: +31 88 393 9500

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