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Lufthansa trials UAV at Frankfurt

Lufthansa has flight-tested an unmanned air vehicle at Frankfurt airport as the airline plans to employ the technology for aerial surveillance purposes for third-party customers. Together with airport operator Fraport and German air navigation service provider DFS, Lufthansa has tested a remote-controlled, camera-equipped UAV around runway 07L/25R, northwest of the...

New Lufthansa Traffic Control Center in Frankfurt since four weeks at full work

Lufthansa’s new traffic control center at Frankfurt Airport – otherwise known as the Integrated Operations Control Center (IOCC) – has now been operational for one month. The new IOCC was officially opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on 16 November. Operations and Hub Control staff are now working together from one room in the IOCC for all Lufthansa Gro...

Lufthansa, Not Qatar, to Be Airbus A320neo Launch Operator

Airbus is making a last-minute swap and now plans to deliver the first Airbus A320neo to Lufthansa, not to Qatar Airways. According to industry sources, the change was made because of operational restrictions that are still in place for the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engine, pending some hardware and software changes. Pratt is working on hardware changes to the bearing of the engine shaft and...

Lufthansa Passenger Arrested After Fumbling with Door During Flight

A Jordanian-American male passenger was restrained by crew members on a Belgrade-bound Lufthansa flight on Sunday after fumbling with the emergency exit door, a spokesman for the German carrier said. The man, a Jordanian with a United States passport, kept changing seats after takeoff and started tampering with the emergency exit door about one hour into the flight from Frankfurt, the spokesman...