Lufthansa invests in Genie booms
By Euan Youdale07 November 2013
German airline Lufthansa has purchased two Genie electric articulating booms for maintenance of its aircraft at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport.
The pair of Genie Z-34/22 N’s were sold by Terex AWP distributor for Hungry Huntraco Zrt and have been equipped with specially adapted aircraft protection packages. The machines have a working height of 12.52 m, a maximum horizontal reach of 6.78 m with an up-and-over clearance of 4.62 m. They also offer a 1.47 m system width, making them suitable for aircraft maintenance.
“The airport terminal is always busy with vehicles and machines. Inside the maintenance hangar we can be working on up to four or five aircraft at a time. Space is limited, so we need all the maneuverability we can get,” said Krisztián Radó, tools, GSE & calibration specialist and lift equipment administrator for Lufthansa in Budapest.
“For us, the Z-34/22 N is a great solution that provides the fast access we need without having to erect scaffolding. Our machines are equipped with the Genie Aircraft Protection Package which, in addition to significantly reducing the possibility of damaging the aircraft, also provides our operators the peace of mind they need to work smoothly and productively.”
Since acquiring the booms, Lufthansa has placed an order for a Genie GS-3246 scissor lift and has plans to order three additional lifts in the near future, said the manufacturer.