Late last week, Lufthansa’s first regional jet came out of the paint hangar carrying the new livery.
A Cityline CRJ900, registered as D-ACNM, came back from her scheduled maintenance break and re-entered service at her base in Munich. Another 37 aircraft are scheduled to be painted by year’s end, including one A380.
I’ll be publishing a schedule later this week showing the current calendar for the repaints. In most cases, the painting will happen as part of an aircraft’s ‘D’ maintenance check which the most intensive of all the checks that aircraft go through.
The first regional jet carrying the new look. Photo courtesy of Lufthansa.
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Passengers flying on Lufthansa’s Embraer and CRJ aircraft can now use their mobile electronic devices for the entire duration of their flight (Taxi/Takeoff/Flight/Landing). The Embraer and CRJs join LH’s other long and medium haul aircraft that have been previously certified for the use of mobile devices in-flight.
This policy came into force a few days ago as LH received authorization from the German Federal Aviation Authority. Additionally, LH had to update each aircraft’s operating manual to account for the change in policy.
The policy still precludes the use of mobile devices to make phone calls while the airplane is in flight or when the aircraft doors are closed. Addtionally, the use of apps such as FaceTime or Skype is not allowed to be used on aircraft equipped with Wifi capability.