Maintaining the dream
With the Boeing 787 Dreamliner a flying reality, operators around the globe face the daily challenge of maintaining an aircraft that was the first of its kind in many of its core technologies. Drawing from its innovative strength and decades of experience at the forefront of aviation technology, Lufthansa Technik is able to ensure worry-free technical operations from the first day of service.
The early detection, documentation and rectification of production defects enhances reliability in later operation. Lufthansa Technik offers 787 operators and owners an in-depth Aircraft Production Inspection Program (APIP) with highly experienced inspection staff directly embedded in the manufacturer's production facilities.
Worry-free operation right from the start
The introduction of a new aircraft such as the 787 requires an integrator such as Lufthansa Technik to facilitate a smooth operation from the first day of operations. Merging new jet generations with existing fleets into one product is our core competence.
Economies of scale in components
Lufthansa Technik offers single-source services, ranging from Single Component Maintenance (SCM) to Total Support Services, that greatly reduce the complexities associated with the provision of spare parts. The combination of in-house repair capabilities, global supplier partnerships and supply chain options means that 787 fleets of any size will enjoy cost benefits normally only achievable by the largest fleets.
Competence in composite structures
With more than two decades of experience in maintaining commercial aircraft with major composite components, Lufthansa Technik is the operationally proven partner for composite repair and overhaul. Lufthansa Technik has invested substantially in a new large autoclave and automated processes as well as in the research of innovative repair technologies.
Leading-edge base maintenance services
Relaying on decades of experience in flight and with technically-advanced aircraft, Lufthansa Technik offers leading-edge maintenance services with minimum layover times for the Boeing 787. The services at Lufthansa Technik Shannon as part of the companies' worldwide base maintenance network include modifications, cabin refurbishment, external paint repairs, specialized inspections, airworthiness directives, and compliance checks.
Complementing the VIP version of a Boeing 787 is a special task – and one Lufthansa Technik can master. The company has extensive experience with composites and is involved in a number of research programs that address the prerequisites of this modern aircraft.