“Our dialog with the manufacturers, especially Pratt & Whitney, on the big issues surrounding the A320neo engine suggests there’ll be no relief soon,” Spohr told staff in comments confirmed by Lufthansa. “For another few months we’ll be on our own. At the earliest, the fixes will come in November.”
The article suggests that parts for repairing the in-service fleet are not being given priority over parts for new builds.
While the reduced complement of jets is operational right now, the CEO told staff that its engineers have scoured the globe for reserve engines to keep operations running, but that there are none available. “We just used our last spare engine this morning,” he said on Aug. 14. “That’s the first time I can remember that we operate without a single engine in reserve.”
That's a pretty unfortunate situation to be in.