Posted on: 19 May 2017
Kai-Stefan Roepke, vice-president commercials, and Thomas Decher, vice-president operations, are heading up Lufthansa Technik’s VIP & Special Mission Aircraft Services with immediate effect, following the retirement of Walter Heerdt.
“I thank Walter Heerdt for the excellent work that he has done in various positions at Lufthansa Technik over the past decades,” said Constanze Hufenbecher, Member of the Lufthansa Technik Executive Board for finance, corporate services and VIP. “As head of our VIP and Special Mission Aircraft activities, he was very successful in adapting this business area to the challenges of a volatile market in recent years. At the same time, I know that the division is in the best possible hands now with his successors, Kai-Stefan Roepke and Thomas Decher. The two of them have many years of experience in this business area that is needed in order to further extend Lufthansa Technik’s leading position as a provider of technical services in the VIP, special mission and government market. We will therefore be continuing to invest in this area and in our Hamburg site.”
The change of leadership follows the company signing contracts with two government customers for major modifications on three Airbus A340 aircraft and one A319, along with the completion of an A321. Further contracts are expected to be agreed in the coming weeks.