February 27, 2009 - 9:49am

Lufthansa Technik has ordered a Cair cabin humidification control system from CTT Systems of Nykoping, Sweden, for installation this fall as part of an executive A330 interior contract…Gore Design Completions of San Antonio has ordered the same CTT Systems Cair humidification package for installation in an executive A340…European charter operator Comlux has taken delivery of its second new Airbus A318 in executive configuration, both of which

February 27, 2009 - 9:00am

Winter weather, freezing temperatures and snow, wind or thunderstorms can add significantly to a flight crew’s stress level. And obtaining accurate and precise weather information is essential, not only for getting there safely, but also for calculating the optimal route in terms of time saved and fuel burned. Many weather tools are of limited use for flight planning because they focus only on the weather that’s happening on the ground.

February 26, 2009 - 5:52am

Boeing has named a new leader for its 747-8 program as the company scrambles to meet its latest targets for first flight and certification of the 747-400 successor. Mohammad “Mo” Yahyavi moves into the position from his post as vice president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ 737 P-8A Poseidon team, replacing Ross Bogue, who has accepted the position of vice president and general manager of Boeing Fabrication.

January 29, 2009 - 9:58am

Lufthansa Technik has invested nearly $67 million in its new 161,500-sq-ft overhaul center for engines in Hamburg. The new facility will be staffed by about 700 employees, and capacity for overhauls rises from the present 320 to more than 400 engines per year. By commissioning the new facility, the company is making a significant contribution to securing the more than 2,000 engine maintenance jobs at the Hamburg site over the long term.

January 21, 2009 - 7:54am

Most of the 125 pilots of the German regional airline Con-tact Air went on a limited strike today, disrupting parts of the Luf-thansa Regional European network. Contact Air has a fleet of five ATR-42-500s, six ATR 72-500s and three Fokker 100s, all flying under wet-lease contracts for Lufthansa Regional and Lufthansa subsidiary Swiss to destinations within Central Europe.

December 31, 2008 - 5:38am

National Air Services (NAS) of Saudi Arabia has signed a five-year contract with Lufthansa Technik for total component support (TCS) for up to 40 aircraft. The agreement includes services for several executive jets based on single-aisle airliners. Moreover, both Lufthansa Technik and NAS Group are evaluating opportunities to cooperate in aircraft maintenance.

December 2, 2008 - 6:25am

Operators of Bombardier Learjet 60s and PW305A engines may now look forward to additional support in Europe. MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg is broadening its service offerings in partnership with Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services at Schönefeld in the form of complete maintenance packages.

November 26, 2008 - 6:04am

Lufthansa Technik’s restoration of a Lockheed L-1649A Super Star (Super Constellation Starliner) took a major step forward when the airplane was moved on November 20 into a new hangar at Auburn-Lewiston Airport in Maine.

November 19, 2008 - 9:23am

Maintenance customers of Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) at Berlin-Schönefeld in Germany can earn loyalty points in the company’s new Maintenance Plus program. Three loyalty levels are offered–platinum, gold or silver–each with different incentives that might include special AOG support and customized maintenance contracts, according to LBAS.

November 16, 2008 - 2:08am

Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (Stand No. 410) launched its new Maintenance Plus customer loyalty program here at the MEBA show yesterday. The new offering is similar to an airline frequent-flyer program. It allows customers to earn loyalty points based on how much they spend, how much of their bill has been paid and their contractual relationship with the company.