August 30, 2012
Lufthansa Technik completes first Boeing 747-8 for a private customer
Lufthansa Technik AG has begun work on the customized completion of a VIP version of the latest-generation jumbo jet, the Boeing 747-8 VIP. The aircraft belonging to an undisclosed customer landed in Hamburg on August 30th and the engineers will begin with the installation of a cabin interior that incorporates the ultimate in interior design. The contract was signed back in 2011 and in the intervening period Lufthansa Technik has been preparing for this first completion with intensive engineering planning, qualification programs, assembly of all the production resources and implementation of the necessary modifications in the aircraft hangar. The aircraft is expected to be delivered in the summer of 2014.