Lufthansa Technik expands capabilities, opens dedicated bizjet MRO hangar

Oct. 22, 2014
NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 22 Oct. 2014. Lufthansa Technik U.S. subsidiary BizJet International has opened a new dedicated maintenance and refurbishment hangar in Tulsa, Okla.

NBAA—ORLANDO, Fla., 22 Oct. 2014. Lufthansa Technik U.S. subsidiary BizJet International has opened a new dedicated maintenance and refurbishment hangar in Tulsa, Okla.

In addition to the new facilities, BizJet has reorganized: A "mobility" department combines the resources of the new fixed base operator (FBO) and BizJet's engine field service team, called BEST. The mobility department, headed up by Caleb Benner, will focus on providing customers one location for FBO services as well as drop-in field service requirements.

The hangar will hold up to a BBJ 737-800 size aircraft. The hangar also has customer offices in-house allowing customers close access to the work being performed on their aircraft.

"Building up capacities to service on VIP and Special Mission Aircraft, especially for US customers is crucial for the market demand. With the opening of a new hangar, which is dedicated for maintenance, refurbishments, and unexpected maintenance requirements, we are able to service our customers with faster turn-times, while retaining the Lufthansa Technik world class quality," Vice President of Completions Brian Barber says.

BizJet's new FBO facility is open and offering more services to meet customer's needs. The new FBO has much more convenient ramp access as well as the ability to hangar up to seven Gulfstream-sized aircraft in its hangar. The new FBO also has a conference room, snooze rooms, pilots lounge, and many more amenities.

Lufthansa Technik's new Product Division Original Equipment Innovation has opened a 215 square-meter facility in Montreal. The office is used for two Montreal teams, one for On-Site Support for
Bombardier Aerospace production and Customer Support Innovation the Americas, and the other for on-going Engineering projects.

The site was opened to facilitate support for Bombardier Aerospace after selection of the nice HD system on the Learjet 70, Learjet 75, Learjet 85, CL350, and CL650 aircraft programs. Plans are in place to expand the facility -- increasing in size and personnel -- as the business grows.

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