The ILA Berlin Air Show, scheduled for September 11-16 next year, will be located “directly next door to Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt, the capital’s future airport, only 30 minutes from central Berlin,” according to the event’s organizers, who say that planning is well under way.
Lufthansa Technik’s VIP and Executive Jet Solutions Division is now offering what it claims is a new standard in sleep comfort in the form of its Flexidreamer mattress for executive/VIP aircraft. The claim is based on Lufthansa Technik proprietary and patented development and “not only sets new standards in comfort, but also satisfies all aviation authority requirements.”
Photo-luminescent emergency floor-path lighting seems so simple that it appears at first glance there’s little room for improvement, but Lufthansa Technik has done that and more. At the Crystal Cabin Awards judging in Hamburg, Germany, in April, the new technology was presented with little fanfare as non-electrical and maintenance-free. But it is much more than that.
Lufthansa Technik, best known for its VIP completions of executive-configured Airbus and Boeing airliners, is also showcasing the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) side of its "VIP and executive jet solutions" at the MEBA show (Stand C305).
Last month, EADS Defence & Security delivered back to the Luftwaffe the first Tornado to undergo the production ASSTA 2 upgrade program. This modernization is part of an effort to keep selected Tornados in German service until at least 2025.
Deutsche Post DHL announced on January 19 that it has agreed with Ohio’s Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA) to donate DHL’s former Air Hub/Wilmington Airpark to Wilmington, Ohio. The transfer is expected to close before the end of this month. The airport features two runways–one 10,701 feet long and the other 9,000 feet. DHL invested $310 million in the airport before shutting down cargo operations there in 2008.
Lufthansa Technik has expanded its composite workshop at its airframe related components (ARC) facility in Hamburg, Germany, to handle repairs of large composite components. The company installed a new autoclave featuring a five-meter (16.3-foot) interior diameter, and this allows curing of the largest jet engine fairings, flaps and radomes using heat and pressure.
The first Bombardier Global Express 8C check has been performed in Europe by Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS), a joint venture of Lufthansa Technik, Bombardier and ExecuJet.
The work included dismantling the aircraft’s cabin, overhauling the landing gear and inspecting and modifying structures and systems. The Berlin-based MRO, which specializes in Bombardier business aircraft, completed the project in eight weeks.
Berlin-based LBAS, a joint venture among Lufthansa Technik, Bombardier and ExecuJet, has completed its first major overhaul event, an 8C check, on a Bombardier Global Express for an unidentified Spanish customer. The MRO completed the task in eight weeks. Equivalent to a D check for large commercial aircraft, the 8C check is the Global Express’s largest regular maintenance event and is required after 10 years of flight operations.
The Lockheed L-1649A Super Star was the queen of the skies in the late 1950s and it might again become a familiar sight aloft, according to Lufthansa Technik. In cooperation with the company’s Tulsa, Oklahoma subsidiary, BizJet, restoration on one of the 50-year-old airliners has begun at a specially built hangar at Auburn-Lewiston Airport in Maine.