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​Lufthansa completes its first A380 IL-check

Lufthansa has overhauled its first Airbus A380.

Maintenance subsidiary Lufthansa Technik selected its Philippine site to conduct the intermediate layover, or IL-check.

Around 180 employees spent around 90,000 working hours to complete the event in two months, says Lufthansa Technik.

Tasks included structural maintenance and a complete overhaul of the aircraft's cabin.

Lufthansa Technik says a particular challenge was to co-ordinate the work of different technical specialists during the event.

The aircraft (registration D-AIMA) was introduced to Lufthansa's fleet in 2010.

At the time of the IL-check, it had completed 2,671 cycles and nearly 23,600h.

Meanwhile, Lufthansa's second A380 (registration D-AIMB) is now undergoing the same type of check. This is to be completed "in the next weeks", says Lufthansa Technik.

Flightglobal's Fleets Analyzer database shows Lufthansa has 14 Rolls-Royce Trent 900-powered A380s, manufactured between 2009 and 2014.

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