Lufthansa Technik has become an approved ACJ350 XWB outfitting center
Intensive evaluation process by Airbus Corporate Jets
Lufthansa Technik has become an approved outfitter for ACJ350 XWB aircraft. In the past months, Airbus Corporate Jets has undertaken extensive evaluations of the individual completion centers in its network regarding their capabilities to handle future modifications and completions of the ACJ350 XWB. The evaluation was considering topics such as overall quality, adherence to deadlines and technical planning.
Wieland Timm, Senior Director VIP & Special Mission Aircraft at Lufthansa Technik, said: "To become one of the few approved outfitting centers for the ACJ350 XWB is a very important milestone for our customer acquisition activities regarding completions and modifications for this new aircraft type. Our comprehensive MRO experience due to daily technical services on the commercial A350 XWB fleets of Lufthansa and other customers since more than two years gives us a unique expertise compared to others, also with regard to the VIP business."
Lufthansa Technik has already developed and unveiled an ACJ350 XWB VVIP interior concept called ‘Welcome Home'. The unique cabin is placing the human being in the center of the story and emphasizes a comprehensive approach towards health and well-being on board. It promotes flexible areas for privacy or valuable family time and provides super connectivity in regard to all communication channels.
Lufthansa Technik is licensed to maintain the Airbus A350 XWB in all aspects of the aircraft's life cycle. The company has been supporting the A350 XWB's development with a special focus on maintainability from the very beginning. In the area of material supply, Lufthansa Technik covers a large part of the A350 XWB components, in many cases working together with original equipment manufacturers.
At the beginning of 2017, Lufthansa Technik received an extension of its approval as a design organization for A350 XWB from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA Part 21/J). The company is thus authorized to develop and approve repairs and modifications to a limited extent under its own responsibility.
Furthermore, a dedicated A350 XWB community was initiated by Lufthansa Technik, with the main goal of enabling airlines worldwide to exchange their experiences with their A350 XWB fleets and benefit from these exchanges.
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