Water transfer printing process updated by Lufthansa Technik


Lufthansa Technik is in the process of implementing a new production system for printing interior panels and other cabin elements. The water transfer printing process involves printing a wafer-thin film onto cabin elements, and then finishing with varnish. The print can imitate materials including wood, carbon fiber and stone.

“We have used this technology for more than 10 years to create the most discerning one-off products for equipping VIP jets and we have built up a great deal of know-how,” said Thorsten Hagemann, head of aircraft interior production at the VIP & Special Mission Aircraft Services division at Lufthansa Technik.

Now the company is implementing a new system to make the process more efficient. “Our new system is the largest of its kind. The automation of key process steps allows us to substantially shorten our lead times while maintaining an even higher standard of quality,” said Hagemann. “With this system, developed especially for us, we can make a quantum leap in the visual design of aircraft cabins while maintaining a high level of production efficiency.”

April 6, 2016

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