Lufthansa Technik will modify the cabins on 33 Airbus A320 family aircraft for low-cost carrier Eurowings.
Technicians at its Düsseldorf facility will adapt the A319 and A320 jets, on wet lease from Air Berlin, from now until the end of April.
Work includes an increase in the aircraft seat pitch and adjusting the service elements above passengers.
Other tasks including installing new safety belts, adapting the in-flight entertainment hardware and the application of new foils in the Eurowings design to the cabin monuments.
Once completed, the aircraft will immediately go into operation with the Lufthansa subsidiary.
Ole Duenhaupt, design verification engineer for cabin modifications at Lufthansa Technik, said modifying a high number of aircraft in a short space of time requires high levels of cooperation and experience.
“The responsible team, consisting of representatives from the customer Air Berlin as well as technicians from Eurowings and our engineering department, coordinated and completed all the required steps – from the preparation of the design documents and the planning and coordination of the layovers to the aircrafts’ approval and acceptance for flight operations – in the shortest time possible,” Duenhaupt said.