Lufthansa Technik Preps for Second 747-8

AINmxReports » December 12, 2012
December 12, 2012, 2:30 PM

Cabin completions provider Lufthansa Technik is in the final stages of preparation for the arrival of a second Boeing 747-8 for outfitting at its facilities in Hamburg, Germany.

The airplane, destined for an undisclosed client, is expected to arrive before the end of the month. The first 747-8 is already in the cabin completion process following its arrival in August. Arrival of the second will bring to three the total number of twin-aisle bizliner projects being completed simultaneously.

According to Lufthansa Technik, preparation for completion of the new 747-8 included “intensive engineering planning, qualification programs, assembly of all production resources and implementation of the necessary modifications in the aircraft hangar.” Delivery of both 747-8s to their respective owners is expected in 2014.

At Lufthansa Technik’s BizJet International subsidiary in Tulsa, Okla., where the focus is on smaller single-aisle bizliners, the center prepares to open a fourth line early next year.

According to the parent company, a partnership with Airbus in the ACJ318 completion program and individual projects has left “just a few free slots [at BizJet] until mid-2014.”


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