Lufthansa Technik Philippines has performed comprehensive cabin modifications on eight A330-300 aircraft of Philippine Airlines. The previously all-economy class aircraft have been retrofitted with a new three-class concept comprising 309 seats. The cabin modification campaign is part of a three-year base maintenance contract that Lufthansa Technik Philippines and Philippine Airlines signed this year.
Rosario Esquillo, Key Account Manager at Lufthansa Technik Philippines, said: “With our experience in cabin retrofits for different aircraft types, we can provide Philippine Airlines with the best service and know-how for the benefit of its passengers. We are happy to support Philippine Airlines in becoming a five-star airline.”
For an airline, the aircraft cabin is one of the most significant factors in differentiation. The new cabin concept for Philippine Airlines consists of Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class, which have all been reconfigured with new seats, on-demand audio and video as well as onboard WiFi and Internet connectivity. The new business class is equipped with Thomson Aero Seating’s Vantage XL seat.
Lufthansa Technik Philippines recently upgraded its service capabilities to include next-generation aircraft. Preparations are underway to build up A321neo and A350 capabilities. The company will be ready for the entry into service of Philippine Airlines’ new fleet of 21 A321neo and six A350, which will be commissioned in January and June 2018, respectively.
With some 35 subsidiaries and affiliates, the Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the leading providers of technical aircraft services in the world. Certified internationally as maintenance, production and design organization, the company has a workforce of more than 25,000 employees. Lufthansa Technik’s portfolio covers the entire range of services for commercial and VIP/special mission aircraft, engines, components and landing gear in the areas of digital fleet support, maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, completion and conversion as well as the manufacture of innovative cabin products.