Bombardier Defense took delivery of the first of three Global 6000 business jets that will be modified to support Lufthansa Technik’s role in the Hensoldt-led Pegasus program for the German armed forces. The program is the first major European customer work package for the company's Wichita site since it was named the main hub for Bombardier Defense.
Bombardier’s role in the work includes major structural modifications of the airplane to accommodate the Kalaetron Integral signal intelligence system developed by Hensoldt. The system collects and analyzes military signals from radar and radio systems. Once the modifications in Wichita are tested and certified, Lufthansa Technik will complete the system integration at its special-mission competence center in Hamburg, Germany.
“The start of the structural modification phase indeed marks a major milestone, as it is an important prerequisite for the work packages of our special mission aircraft experts in Hamburg,” said Lufthansa Technik v-p of special aircraft services Michael von Puttkamer. “We thank Hensoldt and Bombardier for the good cooperation and progress, and we are already looking forward to building on the high-quality work of the colleagues in Wichita in the upcoming systems integration phase.”