Connecting your aircraft

Your perfect connectivity solution

Connectivity has become a "must-have", expected by a growing number of passengers and contributing significantly to a positive flight experience. With us, you will find your perfect connectivity solution and receive professional guidance during the entire integration process – from selecting the appropriate hardware to the development process and synchronizing the installation schedule with your flight operations. When it comes to connectivity services, you can rely on our expertise – we will help you to get the best trade-off. Our Lconnect solutions make in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) available to the passengers of your aircraft in the shortest possible time. With Lconnect, we enable you to boost your passengers' satisfaction and to profit from the on-board connectivity service market. 

Prepared for future developments

With only minor work on the aircraft, Lconnect integrates all systems in such a way that no major work on the structure will be required for later advances in technology. The systems are thus prepared for future developments in air-to-ground communications. The design has been optimized so as to require minimum maintenance. 

Consulting and business model solutions

The know-how tank

In a highly dynamic market, connecting your fleet requires both technical know-how and dedicated business model solutions. Lufthansa Technik can advise customers from the very outset of their planning process. And we know how future technological advances or changes in customer requirements can affect retrofits or conversions.

Connectivity has become a buzzword in the aviation business. Passengers prefer an airline that offers in-flight Internet access, wishing to remain online during the entire flight. On-board Wi-Fi is therefore more important than mere in-flight entertainment. But service differentiation is just the beginning – airlines must continuously align their business model to avoid falling behind.

Professional guidance

At Lufthansa Technik, you will find your perfect connectivity solution and receive professional guidance during the entire integration process – from selecting the appropriate hardware and dealing with certification issues to the development process and synchronizing the installation schedule with your flight operations. When it comes to connectivity services, you can rely on our expertise. We will help you get the best trade-off between the following aspects:

  • Coverage, speed and reliability of service
  • Size, weight, acquisition and maintenance costs of aircraft equipment
  • Cost of service depending on connectivity technology and satellite provider

Your advantages

  • Vast supplier network for best prices, delivery and availability
  • Various material conditions to suit your requirements
  • Meets FAA, EASA, CAAC, TCCA and JCAB certification requirements
  • Strategic cooperation and capabilities with partners
  • Lower purchasing costs and administrative effort
  • No long-term contractual obligation

Project and fleet layover management

Ensuring a smooth upgrade

Lufthansa Technik has experience in coordinating and performing extensive modification programs. We are therefore capable of equipping fleets of any size with the newest technologies in the shortest possible time. Our agile fleet layover management adapts to our customers' operational needs.


Apart from our extensive expertise and wide range of business relationships, these are the key benefits you gain in terms of project and fleet layover management with Lufthansa Technik as your partner:

  • Planning reliability
  • Operational stability
  • In-service support of your connected fleet 
  • Worldwide support backed by a global logistics network

Lufthansa Technik's Supplemental Type Certificates for connectivity solutions cover more than 70% of all commercial aircraft.

Lukas Bucher

Head of Connectivity Modifications

Engineering and certification

Authority approval included

Offering worldwide one-stop shop integration, Lufthansa Technik is the best partner for engineering and certification (EASA 21J) issues of any kind. The integrated design solutions ensure upgradeability and maintainability. Our supplementary type certificates (STCs) cover more than 70 percent of all available commercial aircraft.

With our quadruple competence as a maintenance, design, production and CAMO organization, we offer you a unique advantage as your partner for engineering and certification.

We anticipate the future and therefore create smart design solutions. An example is the integration of broadband antennas for which we designed an optimized ARINC 791 baseplate. And this is just one of our many easily upgradeable and maintainable solutions.

Integrated concept

Our mission: connecting your aircraft

The world of aviation is facing a major evolutionary step: On-board connectivity provides opportunities that reach far beyond seamless online access in the air and mere passenger entertainment. Lufthansa Technik regards a connected fleet as an integrated concept that embeds broadband capabilities into every aspect of operation – from passengers to cabin crew, from cockpit and flight operations to maintenance.

With Lconnect, we offer a broad range of innovative products and services that cover every aspect of connected aviation. We are the perfect partner when it comes to upgrading your commercial or private fleet, since we are able to provide a tailored solution for every customer and partner, including all steps required prior, during and after an installation. With Lconnect, our passion and experience are at your service

IFE and connectivity

Why Lconnect?

Lconnect makes in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) available to all passengers on all aircraft in the shortest possible time.

Lconnect …

  • boosts passenger satisfaction,
  • emphasizes airline differentiation,
  • accelerates the time to market,
  • gives airlines more value for their investment and
  • enables airlines to profit from the on-board connectivity service market.


Product Sheet LConnect

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  • Fast installation on large fleets or single aircraft
  • Minimum aircraft downtime
  • Flexible installation during aircraft checks or special layovers
  • Airline-proven, fast logistics
  • Smart design with simple and flexible integration
  • Tailored solutions for every customer and aircraft type


Your partner for connected aviation

Lufthansa Technik provides its products and services to any airline or business in the form of a solution that is tailored specifically to the customer's needs. Getting an aircraft connected is a multi-party process. In order to find the most suitable option, we are happy to cooperate with a wide range of satellite providers, antenna manufacturers and software suppliers. We look forward to meeting you! 

Your personal contact

Stefan Steinberg

Sales Manager Connectivity

Lufthansa Technik AG | Hamburg, Germany

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