Designer Michael Reichenecker leaves Lufthansa Technik to focus on his own companies

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Aircraft interior designer Michael ‘Skyboek’ Reichenecker has left Lufthansa Technik to focus on his own companies. Reichenecker co-founded MRAG Projekt, a management and advisory firm, in 2003. Through this company, he recently launched Movation EEIG, described as a mobility and innovations platform. Reichenecker believes his decade of experience at the completion centre will be beneficial. “Being able to offer design and design management services independently will greatly benefit our aviation clients in terms of optimising cost and downtime,” he said.

Reichenecker joined Lufthansa Technik’s VIP and Special Mission Aircraft Services business unit in 2009, holding the post of aircraft interior architect for product sales and design. He is now managing director at Movation EEIG and remains managing director and head of development and design at MRAG.

Outside of aviation, Reichenecker’s interior experience ranges from luxury retail to cruise ships, hotels, castles and residences. At Lufthansa Technik he created VVIP interiors for various wide- and narrow-body Airbus and Boeing jets. For one Lufthansa brand project, he redesigned the interior of the Lockheed 1649A Superstar. Another notable project was the Welcome Home ACJ350 concept of 2016.

“Michael is a true thought leader, an excellent manager and a great person to work with,” said Angela Haupt, MRAG’s co-founding managing partner, responsible for business development and advisory services. “With his guidance we will bring first-rate aviation expertise to our clients. We are also looking forward to win-win collaborations across industries.”

Reichenecker was born in Toronto, Canada, and raised in New York City, USA. He is an accredited architect in Germany with around 30 years of experience in interior architecture and design, architecture and project development. MRAG and Movation EEIG are based in Berlin, Germany.

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