Lufthansa Technik Renews Completion Pact With Airbus, Bombardier
Lufthansa Technik has renewed its general agreement to provide interiors and finishing for Airbus VIP and executive jets, including the ACJ318. So far, the company has delivered 15 ACJ318 cabin completions from it facility in Hamburg, Germany, and two ACJ318s from its U.S. subsidiary, BizJet International, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Three more aircraft are scheduled for completion in Tulsa.
In 2010 and 2011, Lufthansa Technik (Stand 443) completed two ACJ319s and two A340-300s and delivered them to the German government. Currently, it has several Airbus aircraft for private customers in its order book.
The company has also extended its cooperation with Bombardier Aerospace on cabin management and in-flight entertainment system installation to the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 models. The “nice HD” system includes personal HD video at most seats with either 7- or 10-inch lightweight pop-up displays.
The system includes USB, Apple computer and HDMI interfaces with encoding and streaming via Ethernet. The multifunction media center is able to play back two applications simultaneously in HD, yet it is smaller than a typical DVD player. Its open architecture allows for a variety of configurations, including third-party solutions, according to Lufthansa Technik. Even so, the company said, the nice system meets digital rights management requirements.