Lufthansa Technik (booth 1327) announced here today that it is to complete two VIP Airbus A330-200s for undisclosed customers.

The Hamburg-based engineering and cabin systems specialist has also been selected to supply, outfit and support a new VIP transport fleet for the German government.
The first green A330 is due to arrive at the Hamburg completion center at the beginning of next year, with the second expected by the end of 2009.

The company’s deal with the German government will see it acting as prime contractor for the renewal of the medium-range fleet operated by the defense ministry’s special mission wing. LHT will manage the procurement, oufitting and support of two Airbus A319 Corporate Jetliners and four Bombardier Global 5000s.

The latter will be finished at the Bombardier completion center in Montreal and service center in Tucson, Arizona. Technical support will be provided by Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services in Berlin.

The six new aircraft will replace an existing fleet of Bombardier Challenger 601s. The two 48-seat A319s are due for delivery in 2010 following completion in Hamburg. Delivery of the 12-seat Global 5000s is scheduled for the following year.

To date Lufthansa Technik has carried out more than 30 widebody completion and modification programs – including around 15 Boeing 747s – and is now signalling its readiness to handle new-generation aircraft like the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 and 747-8.

It has worked with leading designers to produce interior schemes – the UK’s Andrew Winch Designs for the 787, Reiner Heim Design of Germany for the A380.

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Source: Flight Daily News