N3 Engine Overhaul Services–a joint venture between Rolls-Royce (Stand W206) and Lufthansa Technik (Stand C518)–opened officially in September. It is the latest in a global network of Trent engine overhaul facilities.
The variety of types and average size of business and private aircraft is changing here in the Middle East, with new customers increasingly willing to fly in medium-sized jets that would have seemed out of the question in this market a few years ago.
Lufthansa Technik expects to complete construction of a $71.26 million 161,000-sq-ft production facility at its Hamburg location in early 2009.
The Lufthansa Technik-led Platinet support program for business aircraft operators is up and running. The German aircraft maintenance and completions firm has assembled an initial group of partners for the service and is now looking to expand the geographical scope of the support network.
Amid growing concerns about the shrinking base of aviation technical personnel, Lufthansa Technik is taking proactive steps to ensure that there are enough technicians to meet its future needs.
The German government’s Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB) has named Lufthansa Technik AG the prime contractor for modernization of the medium-range fleet of the Ministry of Defense’s Special Mission Wing. The BWB has been negotiating contractual terms with Lufthansa for the procurement, completion and technical support of two Airbus A319 Corporate Jetliners and four Bombardier Global 5000s.
Lufthansa Technik’s relentless quest for innovation has led it to develop a technical operations Web suite branded “manage/m.” The program enables aircraft operators to control all aspects of their fleets’ technical operations via the Internet.
Lufthansa Technik (Booth No. 1240) is delivering cabin systems for the Bombardier Challenger 300 at the rate of one a week and is looking to expand its product range and customer base further.
The A318 Elite debut here also serves to showcase the airplane’s first interior by Hamburg, Germany-based interiors specialist Lufthansa Technik (LHT).
A Lufthansa Technik design team led by Alexandra Broekelmann worked closely with Comlux to create a cabin that was functional within standardized parameters, but that also retained the distinctive feel of a more highly personalized and costly private jet cabin.
Lufthansa Technik introduced a new premium service at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in May. With the just-launched Platinet Global Support Network, the German MRO and VIP jet services provider is joining selected partners in offering support for large VIP, government and business jets.