With the help of a significantly expanded workshop facility and a new autoclave oven, Lufthansa Technik AG in Hamburg can now perform repairs on ever-larger aircraft components made of composite material. The new autoclave has an interior diameter of five meters. This means that it is now possible to cure fairings from even the largest jet engines as well as large flap systems from aircraft wings and radomes after these components have been repaired.
As a result, also in the future Lufthansa Technik will be able to offer technical services in Germany for composite components for the largest and most modern aircraft types. A newly-equipped logistics center and streamlined production processes enable the approximately 250 employees of Airframe Related Components (ARC) in Hamburg to complete demanding repairs to these high-tech components even faster.
With facilities in Hamburg as well as in Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA) and Shenzhen (China), Lufthansa Technik is one of the world's leading providers of airframe-related component (ARC) repairs. In addition to repairs and maintenance at these three sites, Lufthansa Technik offers its customers a large spare parts pool and mobile repair services worldwide.
Aircraft components made of composite material are in ever greater demand owing to qualities such as strength, low weight, and resistance to corrosion.