Lufthansa Technik prepares for Ka-broadband internet installations


Starting in early 2016, Lufthansa Technik will install Ka-band satcom technology on several VIP aircraft. The technology will enable passengers to use applications such as email, internet, access to VPN networks, voice capabilities, video conferencing, cloud computing and e-commerce.

Lufthansa Technik will hold STCs for the A330/A340 family and the Boeing 737. Lufthansa Technik’s base maintenance division will install the Ka-band technology on Lufthansa’s A320 family fleet in the summer of 2016 and will hold the STC for this aircraft type, too.

“Having equipped all aircraft of the Lufthansa intercontinental fleet with the successful FlyNet system and many VIP aircraft with similar communication technologies, we are now further developing our portfolio by installing the fastest internet connection on the market,” said Christian Reck, head of customer service and government programs in Lufthansa Technik’s VIP & Executive Jet Solutions division.

The company says future customers will profit from Lufthansa Technik’s existing STCs, too, as engineering lead times and costs will be reduced, because antenna type and installation position on the aircraft will be the same. Lufthansa Technik will integrate all systems and components into the VIP aircraft.

November 25, 2015

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