Special Air Mission Wing of the German Airforce

Reliability – a matter of honor

All-round support for government aircraft

When government officials travel around the world, they need extremely reliable means of transport. The German Special Air Mission Wing trusts us to ensure this reliability for the aircraft of the German government.

Working in close partnership, we help to assure that the planes are always ready to go. The great mutual trust is based on the successful cooperation with the Special Air Mission Wing, which has been going on for about 60 years now. It began in 1959 with the maintenance of twin-engine propeller aircraft and, following many more milestones, has continued through the recent completion of the latest A350.

We can always rely on Lufthansa Technik's technical and logistical support. From a competent contact person in Germany to on-site personnel support and the supply and provision of all materials and tools, everything is provided from a single source – professionally, on time and in line with our requirements.

Captain Oliver Hartmann, 

Head of Quality Assurance Special Air Mission Wing, German Ministry of Defense

GAF Aircraft

Technical Support

Our mission: Operational readiness

We support the Special Air Mission Wing of the German Ministry of Defense in the daily operation of their airplanes by providing extensive technical services. We have assumed the management of technical services, are responsible for the maintenance of aircraft, engines and components and take care of the supply of spare parts. The provision and revision of aeronautical and technical documentation is also part of our tasks. The supported fleet consists of three Airbus A350, two A340, three A321 and three A319 as well as three Global 6000 and four Global 5000. 

The Special Air Mission Wing Aircraft

On duty for the German government

We provide technical support for the fleet of the Special Mission Air Wing fleet of the German Armed Forces consisting of:

  • 1 Airbus A350 for a maximum of 133 passengers
  • 2 Airbus A350, handover to the German Air Force in 2023 and 2024
  • 2 Airbus A340, for a maximum of 143 passengers each
  • 1 Airbus A321 for a maximum of 86 passengers
  • 2 Airbus A321LR for a maximum of 136 passengers each
  • 2 Airbus A319ACJ for a maximum of 44 passengers each
  • 1 Airbus A319 Open Skies for special mission purpose
  • 4 Bombardier Global 5000 for a maximum of 13 passengers each
  • 3 Bombardier Global 6000 for a maximum of 14 passengers each

Your personal contact

Wieland Timm

Head of Sales VIP & Special Aircraft Services

Lufthansa Technik AG | Hamburg, Germany

Thomas Kirschfink

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Thomas Kirschfink

Sales Manager

Lufthansa Technik AG

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