Lufthansa Technik (LH) has announced an agreement with the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to equip the German Air Force with two new Airbus A321neoLR jets, the company said.
The delivery of these planes should be complete in 2022.
Lufthansa Technik provides maintenance, completions, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for aircraft. According to a press release, the aircraft will first arrive at Lufthansa Technik´s facilities in Hamburg in August and October 2021.
Here, the company´s staff will work on the planes to make them ready for deployment.
The German military will use these jets for their versatility across operations. Ultimately, it will be able to transport soldiers and medical personnel during their tasks.
Airbus launched the A321LR in January 2015 to extend the range of the popular aircraft type. The manufacturer shared that it would have a range of 4,000 nmi (7,400 km) and could hold 206 seats in two classes. Subsequently, Arkia Israeli Airlines received the first of these aircraft in November 2018.