Posted on: 05 June 2011 by Ross McSweeny
In-flight broadband provider, Row 44, has formed an alliance with MRO and modification specialist, Lufthansa Technik, to offer joint engineering and integration services.
As a result of the partnership, airlines that select Row 44’s in-flight broadband entertainment platform will also be offered Lufthansa Technik’s installation, certification and integration services. Row 44 will certify and work closely with Lufthansa Technik to reduce installation and maintenance time and costs, reduce overall project risks, and optimize the passenger – facing and airline operational advantages.
Lufthansa Technik will also support the successful integration of Row 44’s in-flight broadband entertainment platform to airlines around the world.
"Row 44 is extending our services globally," commented Frederick St.Amour, Row 44’s Vice President of Sales. "Working with such a highly respected and successful engineering services firm as Lufthansa Technik gives us tremendous confidence that Row 44’s products and airline partnerships will be well supported and highly successful worldwide. We are honoured to be working with Lufthansa Technik, and look forward to developing our relationships with them."
"This partnership reinforces Row 44’s commitment to excellence for our airline partners around the world," added Howard Lefkowitz, Chief Commercial Officer of Row 44. "Lufthansa Technik’s reputation for excellence is known throughout the industry, and Row 44 is proud to be able to deliver airlines such a high level of engineering service as part of our offering."
"This partnership means an important milestone in our strategy for the expansion of our installation-design engineering and certification services in the IFE and IFC market,” declared Dr. Stephan Schulte, Product Manager for Aircraft Modification and Engineering Services in IFE at Lufthansa Technik. “We are happy to be given the chance to bring in our wide ranging experience and knowledge which we could successfully gain from various related projects in the past. Therefore, we are confident to enhance Row 44’s inflight-broadband product by contributing quality and forming this strong alliance with each party sticking to its core competences."