Starting in early 2016, Lufthansa Technik (Booth C10416) will install Ka-band satellite communication technology aboard several VIP aircraft. The installation will allow passengers to use the full spectrum of aircraft cabin applications such as email, Internet, access to VPN networks, voice capabilities, videoconferencing, cloud computing and e-commerce.

"Lufthansa Technik has always been a pioneer of integrating state-of-the-art technology on board. Permanent and quick Internet connection has become one of the ‘must-have’ topics on board commercial and especially VIP aircraft,” said Christian Reck, head of customer service and government programs at the company’s VIP & Executive Jet Solutions Division. “Having equipped all planes of the Lufthansa intercontinental fleet with the successful FlyNet system and many VIP aircraft with similar communication technologies, we are now further developing our portfolio by installing the fastest Internet connection that is currently available on the market."

Future customers will also profit from Lufthansa Technik’s existing STCs, as engineering lead-times and engineering costs will be reduced because antenna type and installation position on the aircraft will be the same. Lufthansa Technik will integrate all systems and components into the VIP aircraft.