- Joint venture from Lufthansa Technik and Rolls-Royce in operation for the past eleven years in Arnstadt (Thuringia)
- European competence center for the overhaul and repair of Rolls-Royce Trent-series engines
- Authorized since 2016 for the maintenance of the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB
- On a growth course: Increase in capacity as well as personnel, expansion of the component-repair division
- Technical vocational training is one of the best in the industry
Arnstadt, April 23th, 2018. N3 Engine Overhaul Services (N3), the joint venture of Lufthansa Technik AG and Rolls-Royce plc. for the maintenance and repair of Rolls-Royce Trent-series engines, will present itself for the first time in the BDLI common area at the trade event ILA Berlin Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace (April 25th to April 29th 2018) in Hall 2 (stand 217).
The German-British company went into operation in 2007 in Arnstadt, Thuringia, and since then has overhauled more than 930 engines from the Rolls-Royce series Trent 500, Trent 700, and Trent 900. New to the product portfolio since the end of 2016 is the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB, the engine of the A350. The first scheduled dispatch of a motor at N3 is planned for April 2018. After a roughly 20-percent increase in capacity in 2017 (121 overhauled engines), this year an additional increase in maintenance is expected. Alongside its growing core business in engine overhauling, N3 is continuing to expand its repair division for engine components. As a strategic partner of Rolls-Royce, the company is authorized to carry out several so-called "source-controlled repairs"; additional repair procedures are in the beginning stages. N3 is currently investing in the equipment and modernization of its machines and facilities.
There is also a growing trajectory in the development of the number of employees: currently 670 employees as well as apprentices work at N3. In recent months, 70 new workers have been employed. The company continues to search for skilled workers and offers apprenticeships. Through the continuous training of aircraft mechanics in engine technology, since the beginning of operation, N3 has, for the most part, met its own demand for skilled workers. In September 2018, the eleventh year of the technical apprenticeship of aircraft mechanics specializing in engine technology will begin. The graduates of the technical vocational training are among the best in their field. Along with aircraft mechanics, skilled workers for storage logistics have participated in apprenticeships since September 2016. Interested skilled workers and teenagers can learn more about such career opportunities at the N3 trade stand (Hall 2, 217) and in the Career Center (April 27th to 29th, 2018, Hall 1, stand 309).
Nicole Fehr, Director and General Manager at N3 Engine Overhaul Services since 2018, emphasizes: "N3 convinces through reliable delivery, excellent quality, and an exceptionally trained workforce." In addition, N3 is one of the most lucrative companies located at the industrial park "Erfurter Kreuz", one of the most dynamic economic areas in Thuringia. Also, the company is an important component of the state marketing efforts of the Free State of Thuringia (www.das-ist-thueringen.de).