Peter Lewalter has leaded the Competence Center, Cabin Interiors & IFE within Lufthansa German Airline since January 2005. In this role he is responsible for all related technical specifications and installations into Lufthansa’s long and short-range fleet.
He joined Lufthansa 1984 as a Flight Operations Engineer for Boeing 737 aircraft and, between 1988 and 1990, was involved in several Lufthansa projects such as the start-up of new subsidiaries Viva Air in Spain and Sun Express in Turkey. In 1991, he moved to Lufthansa’s subsidiary Condor as a Flight Operations Engineer for Boeing 757 and 767.
From 1994 to 1997, Peter Lewalter worked on the first introduction and certification of Laptop-based Takeoff Weight Calculation. As Head of Flight Operation Projects he was leading on CAIN, the world’s first installation of a server with an internal and external wireless LAN into a Condor Airbus A320. This included the first certification of Wireless LAN worldwide. He was also an initial member of the ARINC 763 specification team and member of the EUROCAE working group 58.
In 2000, the Lufthansa Board nominated him as a member of the airline’s "e-initiative" to start a basic study on airborne Internet access. From 2001 to end of 2004, he headed all technology-related areas of the Lufthansa FlyNet project as a Director for Technology and Infrastructure.