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Press Release: Lufthansa Technik says connectivity is focus at AIX

Communications experience and completely reconceived solutions for traditional cabin products: Lufthansa Technik is presenting the latest developments from its engineers and trends for airline cabins at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg from April 5 – 7.

The spectrum of new products in the field of communication ranges from the world premiere of live 3D flight tracking on smartphones, tablets or laptops to state-of-the-art Internet connections for short and medium haul flights.

“Connectivity is a current focus of our work,” explains Andrew Muirhead, Head of Original Equipment Innovation at Lufthansa Technik. “Passengers today expect the same communications conveniences on board as in the office or at home. We make that happen.”

Additional innovations that can be seen at the Lufthansa Technik stand include an induction cooking solution, emergency floor path markings that match the interior carpet design, dishwashers, the latest seating configurations, and the comfortable transport of patients.

“We are combining our innovative power with our expertise and capabilities as a production and maintenance organization to produce for our customers exactly the products they need in order to offer their passengers the ideal travel experience and to offer the airlines the highest possible cost-effectiveness,” says Andrew Muirhead in describing his expectations of his team as of himself.

Lufthansa Technik has bundled all its activities related to the development and production of cabin products in its Original Equipment Innovation division, an independent unit since 2014, establishing the basis for the expansion of its position as a manufacturing operation. . All products offered by Lufthansa Technik as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) are developed, planned, manufactured and sold by this product division.

Over 200 interdisciplinary experts from all over the world work in the unit. Depending on their projects, they are supported not only by the capabilities of the in-house engineering unit and the VIP and base maintenance interior workshops but also by highly specialized laboratories and interdivisional innovation teams, making Lufthansa Technik able to network skills and flexibly allocate high capacity as needed in a way that is unique in the industry.

Andrew Muirhead, Head of the Original Equipment Innovation division at Lufthansa Technik, will be at the Lufthansa Technik stand (Hall 6, Booth 6B80) at the Aircraft Interiors Expo from April 5 to 7.


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