(The following press release from Deutsche Lufthansa AG's Lufthansa
Technik unit was received by e-mail. It was not confirmed by the sender.)
Lufthansa Technik completes the world's first Boeing 747-8 for a
Lufthansa Technik AG has begun work on the customized completion of a
VIP version of the latest-generation jumbo jet, the Boeing 747-8 VIP.
The aircraft belonging to an undisclosed customer landed in Hamburg
on 30 August and the engineers now begin with the installation of a
cabin interior that incorporates the ultimate in interior design.
This makes Lufthansa Technik the first company in the world to fit
out for a private customer what is currently the longest commercial
The contract was signed back in 2011 and in the intervening period
Lufthansa Technik has been preparing for this first completion with
intensive engineering planning, qualification programs, assembly of
all the production resources and implementation of the necessary
modifications in the aircraft hangar. The aircraft is expected to be
delivered in the summer of 2014.
"In addition to an extensive track record in Boeing 747 completions
we are already looking after the first Boeing 747-8s in scheduled
operation with Lufthansa. As a result, we are able to offer our VIP
customers the full range of maintenance services over the entire life
cycle of their aircraft," said Walter Heerdt, Senior Vice President
Marketing & Sales at Lufthansa Technik.
The Hamburg-based company has to date completed and modified over 30
widebody aircraft for private and government customers, among them no
fewer than 15 Boeing 747 jumbos, and is highly utilized through 2015.
With over 30 subsidiaries and affiliated companies and more than
26,000 staff worldwide, the Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the
world's leading independent providers of aircraft-related technical
services. Lufthansa Technik's portfolio covers the entire service
spectrum of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and
conversion, engines and components for passenger aircraft.
Lufthansa Technik AG
Weg beim Jaeger 193
22335 Hamburg, Germany
Lufthansa Technik AG, Hamburg
Amtsgericht Hamburg HRB 56865
Chairman of the Supervisory Board:
Dr. Christoph Franz
August Wilhelm Henningsen (Chairman)
Dr. Peter Jansen
Dr. Thomas Stueger
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