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Nov 18, 2013

Now performing production inspection of Boeing 787

For Boeing 787 aircraft of airline and VIP customers

Lufthansa Technik AG is the first maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider in the world able to provide production inspection for Boeing 787 aircraft for airline and VIP customers. In other words: among the aircraft types whose production Lufthansa Technik can supervise at customer request is now the Dreamliner, with its modern, technically demanding composite materials technology.

Lufthansa Technik already has commissions to oversee the construction of 50 Boeing 787s. The first aircraft for an unnamed customer passing the quality checks conducted by Lufthansa Technik's specialists was finished in October, and four more will be delivered before the year ends.

"This service is tailored individually to the customer's interests. It's an important offer in marking the beginning of Lufthansa Technik's support for an aircraft across its entire life cycle, from production to maintenance, overhaul and technical support and all the way to a change in ownership or the end of service," says Marcus Motschenbacher, head of Network Sales and Customer Service base maintenance at Lufthansa Technik.

During these independent quality checks on newly assembled aircraft, Lufthansa Technik's specialists perform an individual inspection on site at the manufacturer's aircraft production facility. Experienced inspectors are stationed directly at the assembly line. The optimal production quality achieved through this process ensures a high degree of reliability in subsequent aircraft operation, and enables reductions in the costs of operation, overhaul and repairs later on. Lufthansa Technik offers these inspections for the aircraft of all major manufacturers: Airbus, Boeing, ATR, Embraer and Bombardier.

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