EBACE: Lufthansa Technik wins 747-8 completion deal

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Lufthansa Technik has signed its first completion contract for a Boeing 747-8 business aircraft, and holds a further three letters of commitment for the type.

The completion, which will be undertaken for an undisclosed customer, will start in 2012.

"Interest in highly individualised completions of large aircraft at the top level of quality continues to be high," said Lufthansa Technik senior vice-president marketing and sales Walter Heerdt.

He added: "Besides having started engineering on the first 748 completion project, we are currently preparing our organisation and service portfolio for the arrival of the first Lufthansa 747-8 in 2012. Thus, we will also be able to support our VIP customers with comprehensive maintenance, repair and overhaul services over the complete lifecycle of the aircraft through our dedicated VIP aircraft maintenance organisation."

Lufthansa Technik has signed contracts or is in final talks about the completion of a number of widebody and more than 10 narrowbody aircraft. This means that the firm only has a few remaining layover slots to offer over the next two years, it said.