Row 44, based in Westlake Village, Calif., formed a partnership with MRO provider Lufthansa Technik. Under terms of the partnership, commercial airlines that select Row 44's in-flight broadband entertainment system will be able to take advantage of Lufthansa Technik's installation, certification and integration services. Row 44 said it will work closely with Lufthansa Technik to reduce installation and maintenance time and costs and reduce overall project risks.
"Row 44 is extending our services globally," said Vice President of Sales Frederick St. Amour. "Working with such a highly respected and successful engineering services firm as Lufthansa Technik gives us tremendous confidence that Row 44's products and airline partnerships will be well supported and highly successful worldwide. We are honoured to be working with Lufthansa Technik, and look forward to developing our relationships with them."
"This partnership means an important milestone in our strategy for the expansion of our installation-design engineering and certification services in the IFE and IFC market. We are happy to be given the chance to bring in our wide ranging experience and knowledge which we could successfully gain from various related projects in the past," said Stephan Schulte, Product Manager for Aircraft Modification and Engineering Services in IFE at Lufthansa. "Therefore, we are confident to enhance Row 44's inflight-broadband product by contributing quality and forming this strong alliance with each party sticking to its core competences."