EBACE:Lufthansa Technik Switzerland launches new VIP cabin interior facility
The backlog for refurbishment of VIP cabins in the BBJs and ACJs was eased today when Lufthansa Technik Switzerland opened its new VIP cabin interior facility, directly adjoining the company's aircraft maintenance hangar in Basel.
About four million Swiss Francs have been invested in this state-of-the-art cabin interior shop, which will be used for cabin refurbishment and modification of VIP aircraft types such as Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) and Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ).
Within only four months the new 3,500 m2 building has been built up at the Basel site. "Thanks to the excellent support of the local building companies we were able to meet the project’s ambitious time frame” said Rainer Lindau, Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa Technik Switzerland, at the formal opening ceremony today.
The new VIP Cabin Services team will consist of 30 highly-qualified technicians. Many of them have already been trained on the job at Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg.
In addition, specialised staff has been recruited for the cabin interior work. Delicate inlays and embroideries require utmost craftsmanship. The team can rely on state-of-the-art equipment and the entire knowledge of the Lufthansa Technik Group. Important interfaces to Hamburg have been established especially in the field of Cabin Design, Engineering and Inflight Entertainment System.
Lufthansa Technik Switzerland stands out for its unique range of technical services, which allows the customer to have any maintenance work done conveniently at one single location. Being a full service provider, the company offers heavy and line maintenance, engine and component services as well as cabin refurbishments and modifications.
Apart from the recently extended portfolio for narrowbody VIP and executive jets Lufthansa Technik Switzerland continues with the support of commercial aircraft types such as AVRO RJ, BAe 146, Embraer 135/145 as well as the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 families.
"Our flexibility, highly-skilled staff and support from the Lufthansa Technik network guarantees that our customers receive a premium product in Basel," Lindau says.