Wide-body aircraft

November 4, 2008 - 4:08am

Lufthansa Technik, one of the world’s largest independent centers for single-aisle and widebody bizliner interior completion and refurbishment, has opened a new facility in Basel, Switzerland. Basel is also home to competitor Jet Aviation.

As of October 1, Lufthansa Technik had taken full control of the former Swiss Air facility in Basel, where it expects to maintain and support single-aisle and widebody executive aircraft.

October 31, 2008 - 11:27am

Lufthansa Technik’s latest innovation in business jet cabin “infotainment” is called Niceview, an upgrade that takes the venerable moving-map display into a new dimension–3-D, that is.

October 6, 2008 - 2:13pm

Lufthansa Technik’s latest innovation in cabin “infotainment” is called niceview, an upgrade that takes the venerable moving-map display into a new dimension–3-D, that is.

October 5, 2008 - 3:18pm

Few segments of the completion and refurbishment industry are as busy as that of narrowbody and widebody cabin finish work, and Gore Design Completions (Booth No. 2289) is rapidly filling its interiors dance card.

October 5, 2008 - 3:15pm

Jet Aviation recently signed two letters of intent with customers for the interior completion of two Airbus A350-900 XWB (extra-widebody) executive/VIP jets.

October 5, 2008 - 3:13pm

Airbus reports no downturn in orders for its bizliners this year. “Our market is not affected,” said François Chazelle, vice president Airbus executive and private aviation, at a press conference here yesterday. “We could sell more aircraft, if it weren’t for the limited capacity at the completion centers, especially with our widebody aircraft.

October 5, 2008 - 3:07pm

Lufthansa Technik, one of the world’s largest centers for interior completion and refurbishment of narrow- and widebody aircraft is expanding in a move designed to increase its capacity in the face of growing market demand.

At a press conference here yesterday, chairman August-Wilhelm Henningsen went into some detail regarding Lufthansa Technik’s recent growth in the U.S. and Switzerland.

October 1, 2008 - 11:40am

Call it the super-sizing of the large-cabin business jet. Orders for executive-configured airliners are far exceeding manufacturers’ projections.
“We’ve seen quite a jump in orders for these aircraft,” said David Velupillai, marketing director for Airbus’ executive and private aviation division. “We’ve sold a lot more than we expected.”

October 1, 2008 - 11:22am

Greenpoint Technologies, like most of the narrowbody and widebody completion centers, is dealing with growing demand. The Kirkland, Wash.-based independent completion center (Booth No. 948) specializes in Boeing Business Jet interiors. It is scheduled to deliver one this month and will be replacing it with another in the first quarter of next year.

October 1, 2008 - 7:07am

Airbus, to date, has sold more than 100 single-aisle airplanes in executive configuration, including its first double-deck A380 “Flying Palace” and, in the first deal of its kind in the Middle East (and the largest ever for Airbus corporate jetliners) six VIP-configured A350XWB Prestige aircraft based on the A350-900, the newest member of the manufacturer’s corporate jetliner family.

 
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