Lufthansa Technik, which this week is using a Boeing 747-8 test aircraft, N6067U, for entry into service preparations, is evaluating which of the 45,000 spare parts it will buy as part of its initial provisioning. As parts continually incorporate higher cost materials and technology, their prices increase, so Lufthansa is balancing which parts to provision to ensure operational readiness, says Dean Raineri, Lufthansa Technik’s director of new aircraft readiness, aircraft maintenance. ...


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