Lufthansa Technik AG has put a new a tail dock
into operation at its base in Munich, Germany.
The company invested over two
million euros in the new infrastructure which is used for
maintenance work on Airbus A330, A340 and A350 aircraft.
The dock facilitates maintenance work at the rear of long-haul
aircraft, as it makes the vertical and horizontal stabilizer and
the auxiliary power unit (APU) easier to access. It also allows
different work packages to be carried out simultaneously.
is 28.5 meters wide, 21 meters deep and 20.7 meters high. The
weight is 125 tons.
"After two years of project phase and three
months of construction time, the tail dock enables more efficient
and safe handling of the work packages and is an investment in the
future of long-haul maintenance operations at the Munich base,"
said Holger Beck, Senior Director Aircraft Line Maintenance
With over 800 employees, Lufthansa Technik services
short and long-haul aircraft for more than 40 customers at its
second-largest maintenance base within Germany, including more
than 100 aircraft of the Lufthansa Group alone.