The German Military Forces received another brand-new Airbus A350 from Lufthansa Technik AG. Theodor Heuss, the first President of the Federal Republic of Germany, was honoured with the ceremonial christening of the contemporary long-haul jet before this. The plane will be transported from Lufthansa Technik’s facility in Hamburg to Cologne-Wahn airport tomorrow so that the German Airforce may formally launch its political-parliamentary flight programme.
“Theodor Heuss” bears the tactical registration 10+02 and is the third aircraft of this type to be handed over by Lufthansa Technik to the German Armed Forces, following “Kurt Schumacher” (10+03) and “Konrad Adenauer” (10+01). It is further the second A350 to have a full government cabin installed. Thus, 10+03, which for reasons of early availability had only received an interim cabin in 2020, has returned to Lufthansa Technik’s Hamburg headquarters earlier this year. There, it is now also receiving the full government cabin in order to complete the German Airforce’s A350 fleet in 2024.
In October 2021, Lufthansa Technik received 10+02 as a factory-new aircraft, and since then, the company’s Special Aircraft Services division has installed a highly customized government interior that satisfies the highest standards of functionality, connectivity, comfort, and privacy for visiting dignitaries.
An adjacent cabin space for the accompanying delegates completes the inside. In order to make passengers‘ time on board as pleasant as possible, Lufthansa Technik fitted modern galleys, a sufficient number of private restrooms, and comfortable seats with enough legroom.