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Head of Aircraft Production Inspection Program
Lufthansa Technik AG
The foundations are laid at the very beginning – this also applies to new aircraft. Defects and quality flaws that occur during the production and assembly of an aircraft often become visible only later and can subsequently lower the value of the airplane. Since we know the technical characteristics of aircraft inside out, we ensure the quality of your flying assets right from the start – even before they are handed over to you.
aircraft of all popular types have been monitored during production by our aircraft inspection staff in the last ten years.
Our Aircraft Production Inspection Program (APIP) is a modular product. Depending on your needs, we offer to scrutinize the entire production process – from the very first inspection of any sub-assemblies to the final assembly and the final acceptance of the aircraft.
We operate permanent locations at all major Airbus (Toulouse, Hamburg, Mobile) and Boeing (Everett, Renton, North Charleston) final assembly sites and also monitor the production of ATR, Embraer ERJ and Bombardier aircraft. Our inspectors act as your representatives onsite and on your behalf during all phases of your aircraft's production and assembly. They also help to avoid possible delays of the airplane delivery and associated costs.
A thorough aircraft inspection pays off for all aircraft owners and operators, be it airlines or leasing companies. While airlines typically take advantage of large portions of the inspection services portfolio, lessors and banks may be more interested in a tailored package that is adapted individually to their needs and concentrates on specific core elements like structural inspections and build deviations that might impact the asset value. Top-notch quality at the very core of the business of lessors – the aircraft – secures the long-term value of these assets. In turn, you as a lessor boost your reputation by providing your customers with reliable jets.
to 450 inspections must be performed during final assembly of a Boeing aircraft, depending on its type