On the 25th May 2018, 20 FVA members followed the invitation from Lufthansa Technik and made their way to Frankfurt.
After a warm welcome from our hosts, our exclusive tour of the Lufthansa Technik grounds beyond the "sonic barrier", the loving nick name of the noise protection wall surrounding the airport, started. Especially impressive were the dimensions that we are not used to in the FVA: From the incredible size of the hangars where five A-340 can be maintenanced next to each other, to the immaculately organized workshop infrastructure that would have sent any workshop manager into ecstasy. Parts of the infrastructure were the road network laid out through the hangar, as well as a multi-level tool crib including a keeper to make sure every tool finds its way back at the end of the day. At the end of the tour we had the opportunity to see an A-380 from the inside - including the cockpit, of course!