Lufthansa Technik signs ACJ319 completion contract
Lufthansa Technik has signed an Asian VIP ACJ319 completion contract for an undisclosed Chinese customer.
The completion will be performed by Lufthansa Technik’s US-subsidiary BizJet International in Tulsa, Oklahoma in exclusive cooperation with the bespoke division of Hermès, Paris. Redelivery of the completed aircraft to the customer is planned for spring 2016.
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Brian Barber, vice president of completions and MRO at BizJet International, said: “The ACJ319 will have 19 seats for take-off, twelve of which can be in full-flat sleeping positions.”
“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,” added Barber.
Together with another narrow-body aircraft which has just been delivered in March 2015 to an undisclosed Chinese customer, as well as a Boeing BBJ1 and a Boeing BBJ2 aircraft for Chinese clients which are currently in completion at BizJet, the new ACJ319 will mark Lufthansa Technik Group’s 29th VIP completion for the Greater China market, making it the leading provider in the region.
Wieland Timm, executive director of sales, VIP and special mission aircraft, at Lufthansa Technik said: “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. 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. 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,” added Timm.