LBAS and OHS Aviation Services have successfully completed their largest ever single aircraft maintenance and refurbishment contract from a prestigious non disclosed Asian client.
The project, completed on a Bombardier Global Express, includes the first installation of Honeywell's Ovation Select[TM] Cabin Management System on a Bombardier aircraft outside North America.
LBAS and OHS Aviation Services have been working together since 2010.
LBAS specializes in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets. OHS Aviation Services is a tier one supplier to LBAS for all cabin interior and aircraft exterior aesthetic-related work. A joint initiative by the two companies made it possible for the client to see the added value in choosing the combined maintenance and refurbishment program offered at the LBAS maintenance facility in Berlin, Germany.
The contract includes a full 10 year inspection (8C Check), partial cabin refurbishment and the installation of Honeywell's Ovation Select[TM] Cabin Management System - an all digital, state-of-the-art cabin management system including crystal-clear surround sound audio, vivid full high-definition (1080p) Blu-ray video and digital communication distribution throughout the cabin. Ovation Select also brings its JetMap HD feature to the cabin - a 3D full high-definition (1080p) moving map application.
This latest Ovation Select installation is the first result of a growing partnership between Honeywell's European project team and LBAS. The completion also includes update of Honeywell's Satcom satellite communication system to provide the customer with a high speed data connection for passenger use and provide optimized routings and altitudes for future air navigation systems.
"This is the largest single project (in financial terms) we have ever worked on" commented LBAS CEO Christoph Meyerrose. He went on to say "We are very proud that we could convince the customer of the high quality of our work ethic and our in-depth experience we have with 8C Checks on the Global Express. The great thing about the agreement is that the client will receive a complete maintenance, engineering, entertainment and refurbishment package. OHS brings their expertise and professionalism to the refurbishment of the VIP cabin while LBAS does the specialized aircraft maintenance."
Over the course of the last years LBAS and OHS have successfully completed a number of maintenance and refurbishment projects in Berlin Schoenefeld. OHS Aviation Services CEO Ornulf Hilarius said "The combination of our two companies works very effectively. We compliment each other's activities and provide the customer a one shop solution."
Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) was founded in 1997 as a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik AG and the Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace. Since then, the Swiss ExecuJet Group has acquired a 20 percent share to become the third partner behind the successful joint venture company along with Lufthansa Technik AG and Bombardier. Based at Berlin Schoenefeld, the future single airport of the German Capital Region, where it has around 8,000 square meters of floor space, the company specializes in the maintenance of Bombardier business jets. Its service portfolio covers the entire bandwidth of maintenance and overhaul (line and base maintenance), fuselage inspections, servicing of engines and aircraft wheels through to repair, modification work and a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO).
From a simple tire change to a 96-month inspection, private and commercial operators can schedule a complete range of services from LBAS to meet their aircraft maintenance requirements.
Successful servicing of Bombardier business jets since 1997 in Berlin-Schoenefeld
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