Five decades of innovation and partnership
Boeing 707, 720, 727, 737 and 747 – for decades, aircraft from Seattle have formed the backbone of Lufthansa's fleet. For a number of aircraft designs, it was Lufthansa, and then Lufthansa Technik, which gave Boeing the necessary customer input that eventually turned a good design concept into an outstanding aircraft.
A history with a future
And to this day and beyond, this unique symbiosis continues to pay off – not only for the aircraft manufacturer Boeing and the maintenance provider Lufthansa Technik, but in particular to Lufthansa Technik's airline customers who receive airplanes that are manufactured and maintained precisely to their needs.
Launching customer for Boeing
The German national carrier was the first European airline to put the Jumbo into service at the beginning of the 1970s. Lufthansa engineers provided significant inputs into the specification of the successful 747-400. As a result, Lufthansa Technik has accumulated many years of experience with the 747. Operators of the latest generation of the Jumbo, the 747-8, can now benefit directly from this experience.