The first of two Airbus A321neoLRs (Long Range) for the German Air Force have arrived at Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg for modification work. The aircraft bears the military registration 15+10. Its sister aircraft 15+11 will follow in the coming weeks. This marks the start of the cabin conversion of the two aircraft, carried out by the Original Equipment & Special Aircraft Services business unit, for various mission types such as troop transports, parliamentary flight operations and the MedEvac (medical evacuation) role. Delivery of the converted aircraft is scheduled for the second half of 2022.
With the Airbus A321neoLR, the German Air Force will receive a future-proof, modern passenger aircraft which can be deployed on short-, medium- and long-haul flights. With the installations made by Lufthansa Technik, the aircraft can be used in four different interior configurations. Their passenger transport capacity ranges up to 136.
Furthermore, either the transport of up to six intensive care patients or the transport of up to 12 slightly or moderately ill/injured patients as well as various mixed configurations for patient transport are possible. Lufthansa Technik will therefore supply 12 Patient Transport Units (PTUs) as well as two reserve units required for the MedEvac role to the German Armed Forces.
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 organisation, the company has a workforce of more than 22,000 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.