After a completion time of just four months and one week Hamburg based Lufthansa Technik’s VIP & Executive Jet Solutions Division has delivered the tenth Airbus A318 Elite since the start of the completion program in 2006. The Swiss business jet operator Comlux The Aviation Group received the aircraft at the beginning of June.
Richard Gaona, President and Chairman of the Comlux Group, said on the occasion of the delivery: "With this new A318 Elite, Fly Comlux confirms its leading position in the operation of wide-body VIP charter aircraft with five aircraft in service and a sixth to come by end of this year. We already operate two A318 Elite and this third one will give us the opportunity to position two wide-body aircraft in Bahrain for our charter operations with Comlux Middle East, as well to offer very attractive conditions for charter and aircraft management. I would like to thank the Lufthansa Technik employees for the excellent cabin and on time delivery. We are proud to have participated in the development of the cabin of the A318 Elite, as a launching customer of the program".
"I would like to thank Comlux for the professional and effective cooperation over the last months", said Walter Heerdt, Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales at Lufthansa Technik. "The experience from our past common completion projects and the innovative A318 Elite concept enabled us to deliver the aircraft clearly on time and on budget. The A318 Elite program is a great success story for both our partner Airbus and for Lufthansa Technik."