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Lufthansa Technik extends Boeing 737 MAX capabilities

Lufthansa Technik AG will start connectivity modifications on several Boeing 737 MAX aircraft of an undisclosed airline customer from mid-2018 at its overhaul facility Lufthansa Technik Budapest.

The five-day modification includes the installation of a broadband antenna on the aircraft's external structure, together with cabling, hardware and software installation in the aircraft cabin.

Following the modification programme, full base maintenance capability will be built up for Boeing 737 MAX at Lufthansa Technik Budapest in the next months in a first step. Capability extension at further locations of the Lufthansa Technik network will follow, the company said.

Lufthansa Technik already supports Boeing 737 MAX operators with component services.

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 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.

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