The Christmas season brings good news: Effective 1 January 2018,
Lufthansa Technik AG will be the new training organization for
approximately a dozen young people who are currently in training
programs at Air Berlin Technik. As a consequence, all of Air Berlin's
aircraft mechanic and avionic trainees who began their training in
2015, 2016 or 2017 will have the opportunity to conclude their
training programs in their desired professions.

Lufthansa Technik and the United Services Trade Union ver.di came to
this agreement after the new owner of Air Berlin Technik announced
that it was not continuing the company's training programs. With
these new trainees, the total number of people in traditional or
dual-study training programs with the Lufthansa Technik Group in
Germany will rise to just under 600.

Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Technical Training are currently
working on the contracts and training contents needed for taking over
the trainees in Dusseldorf and Frankfurt, and look forward to working
with them in the new year.

Lufthansa Technik:
With some 35 subsidiaries and affiliates, the Lufthansa Technik Group
is one of the leading providers of technical aircraft services in the
world. Certified internationally as maintenance, production and
design organization, the company has a workforce of more than 25,000
employees. Lufthansa Technik's portfolio covers the entire range of
services for commercial and VIP/special mission aircraft, engines,
components and landing gear in the areas of digital fleet support,
maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, completion and
conversion as well as the manufacture of innovative cabin products.