design organisation

A special anniversary

At the heart of our work

For the past 50 years, our passionate and skilled team of certified engineers has been the heartbeat of Lufthansa Technik and enabled us to be a #FirstMoverInAviation. The Design Organisation is spread around the world to be close to our customers' needs and holds five Design Organisation Approvals. 

With a forward-thinking approach, our Design Organisation will continue to pioneer the development of aviation innovations.

> 600

Design, Verification & Certification Engineers worldwide

> 1,000

Supplemental Type Certificates

> 150,000

Change Repair Approval Sheets

Major Milestones

2022: The EASA grants the STC for AeroSHARK for Boeing 777-300ER and 777F: The special surface structure of the "sharkskin foil" reduces drag on the fuselage and engine nacelles. This reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by around one percent.

1973: One of the first modifications of the newly founded design organisation is approved as an "sticky EO" (Engineering Order): an additional ashtray in the backrest of the pilot's seat for the first observer in the cockpit of Lufthansa's Boeing 707/727/737 fleet. Fun fact: the pilot and co-pilot already had their own ashtrays at the time.

1985: For a VIP customer from the Middle East, we design and install a 300 kilogram chandelier in an Airbus 300-600. The project is one of our first VIP completions.

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Over the past 50 years, the design organisation has been fundamental to making Lufthansa Technik a #FirstMoverInAviation

Uwe Schueler

Head of Design Organisation & CAMO

First hand insights from our Head of Design Organisation & CAMO

Read Uwe Schueler's LinkedIn article on the celebration of 50 years of the Design Organisation 

50 years of Design Organisation & Office of Airworthiness

An in-depth LinkedIn article about the Office of Airworthiness by Susanne Huemer 

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