Boeing 747 to be Disassembled at Tulsa Facility

Oct 14, 2013

A Lufthansa 747
Credit Lufthansa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa airport facility will witness the unusual sight of a Boeing 747-400 being dismantled.

A division of the German airline company Lufthansa has a service center at the airport and officials say it is the final destination for the jumbo jetliner that is being taken out of service.

The disassembly will be at Lufthansa Technik Component Services. Dirk Ripa, president and CEO of the division, told the Tulsa World that the plant has added 30 workers in the last year and plans to add at least 60 more.

Lufthansa Technik Component Services does work for a number of airlines. The services include repairing commercial aircraft components, specializing in hydraulic repairs, pneumatic parts and avionics equipment.

Ripa says the company may expand into servicing private aircraft.