At the end-of-life of an aircraft it is not always recycled into aluminum cans. In some cases they have a second life, for example as a training aircraft for technical personnel. Last few months AELS assisted Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) in finding a suitable aircraft for this function. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-200 aircraft, was formally operated by Aerolineas Argentinas. The more than 30 year old aircraft landed at Erfurt Airport in the East of Germany on May 28 after being flown over from Argentina. In Erfurt LTT will set up a new training facility that will help the aviation sector in their demand for more highly trained aircraft engineers.
LTT LogoLufthansa Technical Training manager, Oliver Pape:
"We are very pleased with the result of this project and the cooperation with AELS. We now have an aircraft that is perfect for us. AELS was capable of finding an aircraft for us that fit our budgetary constraints and our technical demands. As well AELS was an all-time reliable and supportive partner in administration and organization of the contractual arrangements with other parties involved."