For the second year in succession Lufthansa Technik was named by Airbus Corporate Jets as the "best VIP cabin outfitter" for the work done in its completion centers in Hamburg /Germany and at BizJet International in Tulsa (OK) in the United States. The award recognizes the best of the Airbus Approved Outfitting Centers in 2012.
Dr. Hans Schmitz, Senior Vice President VIP & Executive Jet Solutions at Lufthansa Technik, accepted the award at the EBACE 2013 in Geneva,
saying: "I would like to thank all Lufthansa Technik employees within our VIP business for their permanent engagement and discipline. We are extremely proud that we have been able to keep our high level of performance and quality in our VIP business which has led to this re-acknowledgement by Airbus Corporate Jets."
Over the last few months, Airbus Corporate Jets undertook extensive evaluations of the individual Completion Centers in its network as part of the turnkey contracts it maintains with those centers. The evaluation considered points such as time, cost and quality commitments and technical planning. Both Lufthansa Technik's Completion Center in Hamburg and that of its U.S. subsidiary BizJet International in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were evaluated and the results were included in the final assessment.
Lufthansa Technik's product division VIP & Executive Jet Solutions has approximately 2,000 employees at a variety of locations in Europe and the USA.
The award was the result of extensive evaluations of the individual completion centers, by Airbus Corporate Jets, in the preceding months.
Beside the cooperation in the ACJ318 program both companies also work regularly together in the highly individual VIP completion business for the A320 - and the A330 / A340 - families.
Eight ACJs and BBJs delivered to the region in 2012/2013 - Good workload from Asian customers in 2013