Lufthansa Technik has secured approval to perform outfit services for ACJ350 XWB, which enables the MRO specialist to undertake future modifications and completions of the VIP aircraft. The evaluation process for the approval was conducted over several months and included assessment of the carrier’s overall quality, adherence to deadlines and technical planning.
The MRO service provider previously secured the licensing needed to maintain the Airbus A350 XWB in all aspects of the aircraft's life cycle. This includes supporting the A350 XWB's development with a focus on maintainability from inception.
Additionally, Lufthansa Technik has developed an interior concept called ‘Welcome Home’ for ACJ350 XWB. The design of the cabin focuses solely on enhancing the travel experience of the travellers, promoting both a spacious environment and privacy.
"To become one of the few approved outfitting centres for the ACJ350 XWB is a very important milestone for our customer acquisition activities regarding completions and modifications for this new aircraft type,” said Wieland Timm, Senior Director VIP & Special Mission Aircraft at Lufthansa Technik.
“Our comprehensive MRO experience due to daily technical services on the commercial A350 XWB fleets of Lufthansa and other customers since more than two years gives us a unique expertise compared to others, also with regard to the VIP business."
Back in 2017, Lufthansa Technik secured an extension of its approval as a design organisation for A350 XWB from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA Part 21/J). As a result, the MRO service provider is authorised to develop and approve both repairs and modifications to a limited extent, under its own responsibility.
The company also established a dedicated A350 XWB community, which serves as a platform for airlines across the world to share their feedback with their A350 XWB fleets.