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Aircraft Production Inspection Program

Valuable attention to detail

Ensuring aircraft quality

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.

From Start to Final Assembly

One modular product serves all

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.

Our aircraft production inspection modules include:

  • Section inspections
  • Final Assembly Line
  • Acceptance/Delivery Support
  • Supplementary Services: Concession Assessment, Acceptance Flight Crews, ferry and positioning flights
Aircraft Production Inspection Program - representative on site
Embedded in the Factory

On your behalf

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.

“We look at the aircraft through the eyes of the airline. Our inspectors have many years of experience and are well aware of the weaknesses of the aircraft, especially from a long-term perspective.”

Daniel Schiffer, Head of Aircraft Production Inspection Program (APIP)

Production inspection of Boeing 787 aircraft
Long-term Value

Specially tailored to lessors and banks

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

Aircraft Production Inspection Program (APIP)

Your benefits

  • Aircraft value preservation
  • Lower risk of delivery delays
  • Improved aircraft performance
  • Reduced maintenance costs and aircraft downtime
  • Maximum safety and reliability

Your personal contact

Daniel Schiffer, Aircraft Production Inspection Program

Daniel Schiffer

Head of Aircraft Production Inspection Program

Lufthansa Technik AG

Hamburg, Germany