Completion of the first A350 head-of-state cabin to begin in 2020
Preparations have begun at the VIP workshops in Hamburg

Work on the world's first ever head-of-state cabin conversion of an
Airbus A350 long-haul aircraft will begin next year at Lufthansa
Technik AG. So that the German Federal Government's Special Air
Mission Wing, the user of the aircraft, can have the first aircraft
available as soon as possible, it will be equipped with a special
transitional cabin for the transportation of delegations.
Preparations have already begun at the company's VIP workshops in
Hamburg, where the aircraft is expected in April 2020.

The transitional cabin will be tailored precisely to the customer's
specific requirements, featuring an office area and spacious
conference area, adjoined by a multifunctional lounge area. The rest
of the cabin area will be available to the accompanying delegations.
It will be equipped with modern, comfortable seats, a generous number
of washrooms and a kitchen designed to cater for up to 150 people.

"The German Air Force was our very first external customer. We have
been equipping its aircraft, including government aircraft, for
decades, thus forming a comprehensive partnership," said Wieland
Timm, Senior Director Sales, VIP & Special Mission Aircraft at
Lufthansa Technik. "That we have now been asked to support and equip
the latest generation of government aircraft as well is a great vote
of confidence. With our wide-ranging expertise for the Airbus A350,
we are well equipped to meet the high expectations of the new
government aircraft."

Lufthansa Technik provided crucial support in the development of the
Airbus A350. Today, the company is one of the leading providers of
engineering and maintenance services for this aircraft type and is
capable of supplying the majority of A350 components. In early 2017,
the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) also approved Lufthansa
Technik as a design organization (Part 21/J) for the A350.

That same year, Lufthansa Technik already developed and launched an
innovative cabin concept for the Airbus A350 XWB called Welcome Home.
In total, the company has provided cabin interiors for more than 45
wide-body aircraft to date. The designs realized range from
impressive offices and spacious bathrooms and bedrooms to dining and
conference areas as well as various forms of seating for the
accompanying delegations.