Preparations begin on first A350 head-of-state cabin conversion

Lufthansa Technik AG will begin work on the world’s first ever head-of-state cabin conversion of an Airbus A350 long-haul aircraft, on behalf of the German Federal Government’s Special Air Mission Wing.

To enable the customer have use of the aircraft as soon as possible, it will be equipped with a special transitional cabin for the transportation of delegations, featuring an office area and spacious conference area, adjoined by a multifunctional lounge area. The rest of the cabin area will be available to the accompanying delegations.

It will be equipped with modern, comfortable seats, a generous number of washrooms and a kitchen designed to cater for up to 150 people.

“The German Air Force was our very first external customer. We have been equipping its aircraft, including government aircraft, for decades, thus forming a comprehensive partnership,” said Wieland Timm, senior director sales, VIP & Special Mission Aircraft at Lufthansa Technik. “That we have now been asked to support and equip the latest generation of government aircraft as well is a great vote of confidence. With our wide-ranging expertise for the Airbus A350, we are well equipped to meet the high expectations of the new government aircraft.”

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