Thomas Rueckert has become new head of aircraft overhaul services at Lufthansa Technik. The 45-year-old industrial engineer has replaced
Soeren Stark, who has been appointed to the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo as COO.
In his new function Thomas Rueckert will lead the international overhaul network of Lufthansa Technik with eight sites in Europe,
Asia and the Americas.
"We're delighted to have secured Thomas Rueckert, an internationally experienced manager, for
this complex role. He already has a proven track record in a very wide range of aircraft
maintenance and overhaul activities and will be continuing the successful work of Soeren Stark," said Thomas Stueger, Chief Executive Products,
Services & IT at Lufthansa Technik.
Thomas Rueckert was latterly Vice President of the overhaul services production network, based in Hamburg. Since joining Aircraft
Maintenance at Lufthansa Technik AG in Frankfurt in 1997, Rueckert has had various roles,
including as Vice President Aircraft Maintenance at Lufthansa Technik Philippines and CEO
at Shannon Aerospace. From 1990 to 1998, he studied industrial engineering in Darmstadt and
managed his family's own company on a temporary basis.
Lufthansa Technik's overhaul services product division is responsible for the overhaul and
modification of Airbus and Boeing aircraft for commercial customers. It comprises sites in
Germany, Ireland, Malta, Bulgaria, Hungary, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Its remit covers
layovers at C-check level and above. Around 5.500 employees work on more than 40 overhaul
lines in the winter peak time, performing over 600 events per year.
The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and about 25,000 employees
worldwide, is one of the leading providers of services for the aviation industry. Lufthansa
Technik is licensed internationally as a repair, production and development enterprise.
The Group's portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of services in the areas of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and
conversion, engines and components.