Lufthansa Technik today handed over a second Airbus A350 VIP widebody jet to the German Armed Forces for “long-haul political-parliamentary flight operations.” Named the Konrad Adenauer after the former German federal chancellor, the VIP A350 is the company’s first completion of the type with a “full government cabin,” including seating, washrooms, and a galley for delegations traveling with the aircraft.
The aircraft was received factory fresh from Airbus in late March 2021. A third German government VIP A350 has been received by Lufthansa Technik’s competence center for special aircraft services in Hamburg for a full cabin modification. The center also will soon receive the government’s first VIP A350 for conversion from a transitional cabin to a government one.
“The aircraft christened today is not the first Airbus A350 handed over by us to the German Armed Forces, yet it bears all the insignia of a new flagship with the registration number 10+01 and the history-steeped name Konrad Adenauer,” said Lufthansa Technik CEO Soeren Stark. “This great honor is also reflected in the new government cabin we installed, which sets new standards with state-of-the-art technology and high functionality as well as cost efficiency.”