Lufthansa Technik AG has signed a contract with an undisclosed customer concerning development and delivery of its new TIOS+ radome (Three-In-One-Solution). The customer, a renowned completion center for VIP aircraft, is the first buyer for the new radome technology. The radome will be installed on a Boeing 737 MAX 8.
TIOS+ is a product of Original Equipment Innovation (OEI), Lufthansa Technik’s product division dedicated to the development and manufacture for innovative products. The customer will receive the first shipset of TIOS+ by the end of 2018.
TIOS+ is a triple Band (L, Ku, Ka) elegant and fuel efficient tail mount solution for the 737 family. Nearly 20 years after the introduction of the popular TIOS (Two-In-One-Solution) radome, Lufthansa Technik has been able to advance the system for use with Ka-band installations. Within only six months, Lufthansa Technik developed this product and established an in-house manufacturing setup in Hamburg.
The future development aims at the adaption of TIOS+ to the Boeing 737 MAX 7 and 737 MAX 9 aircraft types.