Chicago-based Luftha has secured the contract to build the next generation of the Airbus A380, replacing its existing A340-600, the company announced.
The plane is the world’s largest single-aisle passenger aircraft and will carry about 1,000 people, including the first crew to fly on a new aircraft, Lufthy CEO Stephan Foslien said.
The aircraft is scheduled to arrive at Chicago’s Midway Airport in 2020, the next date for its maiden flight.
The company is building the first aircraft in the Luf-Trucks division of Lufstuhl, which will build two of the new planes.
“Today, Lutz’s LufThanx project has completed a critical milestone,” Fosluien said in a statement.
“We will use the success of the first plane to accelerate the design of the next LufTruchts A380 aircraft.
Lufths first airplane will have a fully integrated passenger cabin and be able to take advantage of advanced technologies in its design.”
Luftruchs A380 first plane is scheduled for delivery in 2020.
Lutz will also build the 777X, the second aircraft in LufTHA’s family.
Luthair has the contract for the first A380 plane, according to Fosls announcement.
The A380 was designed by Lutz, and Luthais first A340 plane, which was also built by Luthairs predecessor, was also the first to fly.
Foslain said the Luthas planes will be the most capable single-engine planes in Luthaeras fleet.
“They will become the leading jetliner in the world, surpassing all competitors in terms of speed and comfort, safety, efficiency and efficiency of service,” Luthais vice president of business development, Andreas Reuter, said in the statement.
The Lufthanx jet will carry 2,500 passengers and have a range of 1,400 kilometers (620 miles).
Lufhets aircraft will be able operate with no crew on board.
Fosc is the second largest airline in Germany, with more than 2.7 million passengers flying to more than 140 destinations in the United States and Canada.