ABACE Convention News

LHT Corners Asian Market For VIP Cabins

 - April 15, 2013, 5:00 AM

Lufthansa Technik (Booth H108) proved here yesterday that it is the market leader of narrowbody and widebody VIP completions for Asian customers, having outfitted 16 of 21 bizliners based in the region. “Asia has one of the highest growth rates for the VIP aircraft market,” according to Lufthansa Technik senior vice president of marketing and sales Walter Heerdt.

In China alone, the Hamburg, Germany-based company has completed a dozen bizliners, with five outfitted narrowbodies delivered last year. Heerdt said Lufthansa Technik will hand over four more completed bizliners this year in China.

Lufthansa Technik does VIP narrowbody and widebody completions at its Hamburg facility, and it outfits narrowbodies at its BizJet International subsidiary in Tulsa, Oklahoma.