The aircraft was refurbished for parabolic flights from September 2014 to March 2015 by Lufthansa Technics in Hamburg. Most of the changes were made to the cabin.
A space to the front of the zero-gravity aircraft cabin was fitted with an experiment area with a ground surface of 100 m2 and a volume of 200 m3 (length: 20 m, width: 5 m, maximum height 2.25 m) for a wide range of microgravity experiments.
Stripped of seats and stowage compartments, this area is completely empty. The floor, sides and ceiling were padded with foam for greater passenger safety. Handrails and straps were also added to the area, which is equipped with front and rear security nets.