Lufthansa Technik (Stand 335) is preparing to receive a second Boeing 747-8 for VIP conversion by the company’s VIP & Executive Jet Solutions division at its Hamburg plant. The first 747-8 arrived at the end of August and is now into its completion program while the second aircraft is scheduled to arrive later this month, following contract signature at the Dubai Air Show last year. Both of these 747-8s are due to be delivered to their customers in 2014. Together, Lufthansa Technik and its U.S. subsidiary BizJet International have been performed more than 15 Boeing 747 completions to date.
Meanwhile, work has just started at Hamburg on a VIP cabin completion program for a BBJ 2 destined for Freestream Aircraft. The cabin interior design has been created by Marc Newson at London-based MNAerospace. The cabin management and inflight entertainment system will be Lufthansa Technik’s Nice HD equipment. This will provide live TV, GSM, high-speed Internet and on-demand video.
Hamburg is also undertaking another wide-body completion, while BizJet International has three completion lines running for narrow-body aircraft and a fourth opening in the first half of next year. o