Lufthansa Technik signs ACJ319 completion

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Lufthansa Technik has signed an ACJ319 cabin completion contract with a customer from China.

The completion will be performed by Lufthansa Technik’s US-subsidiary, BizJet International, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in cooperation with the bespoke division of Hermès. Redelivery of the completed aircraft is planned for the spring of 2016.

The bespoke interior comprises a dining and lounge area, a private master bedroom/office and a master bathroom with a large shower.

“The ACJ319 will have 19 seats for take-off, 12 of which can be in full-flat sleeping positions,” said Brian Barber, vice president, completions and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) at BizJet International.

“Our client has a very special request for the design and finishing of the VIP club seats and divans, which will be designed and upholstered by Hermès’ craftsmen in Paris. The cabin interior will also feature some exclusive Hermès fabric on the bulkhead and curtain of the aft cabin. We at Lufthansa Technik and BizJet are proud to be part of this outstanding project.”

The aircraft will be equipped with an IFE and CMS system that can be controlled with tablet devices via a cabin wi-fi environment. All of the furniture, including the galley, will be constructed in-house at BizJet.

The new ACJ319 will be the Lufthansa Technik Group’s 29th VIP completion for the Greater China market. Another narrow-body aircraft was delivered in March 2015 to an undisclosed Chinese customer, and a BBJ and a BBJ2 are currently in completion at BizJet for Chinese clients.

“Lufthansa Technik has been active in China since the mid 1980s and I would like to thank our customers from the region for their hitherto trust,” said Wieland Timm, Lufthansa Technik’s executive director of sales for VIP and special-mission aircraft.

“We are extremely proud that we have been able to establish Lufthansa Technik as the market leader for VIP completions and technical services in Greater China. I am sure that our broad service portfolio is the base of this success story, reaching from highly individual cabin completions, over modular completion concepts to comprehensive aftersales, operational and maintenance services provided locally in Asia. We will continue to expand our services and I promise our customers that soon we will take them by surprise with new and unique ideas in cabin design which are currently in development. 2015 is Lufthansa Technik’s 30th year in China and our goal is to win our 30th completion!”

April 17, 2015

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