Lufthansa Technik modifies first VIP aircraft with Ka broadband technology

Lufthansa Technik has become the first MRO company in Europe to receive the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from EASA to install Ka-band antenna systems on an Airbus A340 aircraft.

After a successful installation on an A319 too, Lufthansa Technik now holds STCs for Airbus A320 family and A340 aircraft. In addition, Lufthansa Technik will also receive STCs for Boeing 737BBJ and Airbus A330 before the end of 2016.

“Over the past months our engineers and avionic specialists have done a great job to get the approvals from the authorities for different aircraft types of both VIP and commercial customers. Again, we have proven to be a pioneer in integrating state-of-the-art technology on board”, said Walter Heerdt, senior vice president of VIP & special mission aircraft services. “We take pride in being the first VIP completion and maintenance centre to make this ultra-high speed internet above the clouds a reality.”

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