The firm order placed by Deutsche Lufthansa late this past winter for 30 Bombardier CS100 airliners not only gave the much-maligned C Series its first confirmed customer, it granted the executives at Bombardier Commercial Airplanes (Chalets A365, A366) some measure of vindication after eight months of persistent questions about whether the program would ever yield a prototype.
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Buoyed by the first European deliveries of Cessna’s new Citation XLS+ aircraft, Lufthansa Private Jet is now offering “exclusive and flexible” flight options on its own fleet of Citations–a Citation CJ1, two Citation CJ3s and two new Citation XLS+ medium-cabin jets. The charter network is currently operating an average of about 10 flights each day.
Buoyed by the first European deliveries of the new Citation XLS+, Lufthansa Private Jet today said at EBACE that it is now offering “exclusive and flexible” flight options on its own fleet of Citations–a CJ1, two CJ3s and two XLS+ midsize jets. The fleet is operated and managed by Swiss PrivateAviation, a charter/management subsidiary of Swiss International Airlines that was founded last year.
Bombardier finally received its long-awaited first order from Deutsche Lufthansa for its C Series airliners, the Canadian manufacturer announced last month. The contract includes a “firm purchase agreement” for 30 of the smaller, CS100 (formerly C110) version of the 110- to 145-seat pair of jets, valued at $1.53 billion.
Bombardier finally received its long-awaited launch order from Deutsche Lufthansa for its C Series airliners, the Canadian manufacturer announced today. The contract involves a $1.53 billion “firm purchase agreement” for 30 of the smaller, CS100 (formerly C110) version of the 110- to 145-seat pair of jets.
Comlux Aviation is set to further boost its standing as the world’s largest operator of Airbus corporate and VIP aircraft with the announcement of another new order here at the MEBA show today. At the same time, the Swiss-based group has been expanding its business aviation services portfolio by increasing its cabin completions capability.
Demand for VIP conversions of new widebody airliners, much of it emanating from this region, has impelled Germany’s Lufthansa Technik (Stand No. 410) to increase capacity both at its Hamburg base and at other sites on both sides of the Atlantic, according to Walter Heerdt, the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) group’s senior vice president, marketing and sales.
Lufthansa Technik, one of the world’s largest independent centers for single-aisle and widebody bizliner interior completion and refurbishment, has opened a new facility in Basel, Switzerland. Basel is also home to competitor Jet Aviation.
As of October 1, Lufthansa Technik had taken full control of the former Swiss Air facility in Basel, where it expects to maintain and support single-aisle and widebody executive aircraft.
Lufthansa Technik, the MRO and completions arm of the German flag carrier, has taken over the maintenance shop of Swiss European Air Lines at Basel EuroAirport. The facility will operate as Lufthansa Technik Switzerland. Swiss is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa group.
Lufthansa Technik, one of the world’s largest centers for interior completion and refurbishment of narrow- and widebody aircraft is expanding in a move designed to increase its capacity in the face of growing market demand.
At a press conference here yesterday, chairman August-Wilhelm Henningsen went into some detail regarding Lufthansa Technik’s recent growth in the U.S. and Switzerland.