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Munich Airport in crisis mode

Due to the travel restrictions and the drastic reductions in available flights resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, Munich Airport is currently experiencing massive decreases in every area. The number of take-offs and landings declined steadily in March and this week had plummeted to less than 10 percent of the number counted in the corresponding week in 2019.  Meanwhile, passenger traffi...

Critical Covid-19 demands - FAI works around the clock

FAI has been working around the clock to help evacuate those in need following unprecedented demand from the spread of coronavirus. This includes both medical evacuations of infected patients and repatriation flights of unaffected healthy individuals from all corners of the globe. The company is currently operating at maximum capacity, averaging around six missions per day with its 10-strong...

The effects of the corona crisis will be massive - Lufthansa Technik

Lufthansa Technik looks back on record year 2019. Revenue rose by 13 percent to EUR 6.9 billion. Adjusted EBIT grew by around eleven percent to EUR 493 million. The extent of the effects of the worldwide aviation crisis affecting Lufthansa Technik cannot yet be concretely foreseen, but the impact is already massive.  Dr. Johannes Bussmann, Chairman of the Executive Board, said: &quo...

MTU Aero Engines AG suspends operations at several facilities

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, MTU Aero Engines AG will temporarily suspend a large proportion of operations across several facilities in Europe. In doing so, the company is taking into account the interruptions in material supply that have begun. At the same time, it is doing its part to protect employees and contain the spread of the virus. In the areas that are required to stay operat...

ILA Berlin 2020 cancelled

ILA Berlin 2020 will not be taking place. This was agreed upon by the ILA, and Messe Berlin GmbH following an extraordinary meeting of the supervisory board of Messe Berlin GmbH. The ILA had been scheduled to take place from 13 to 17 May 2020 at Berlin ExpoCenter Airport. Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, on 12 March 2020 the head administrator of the district of Dahme-Spree...

DB Schenker invests as Volocopter extends Series C Round to € 87 million

DB Schenker and Volocopter announced an investment by the global logistics service provider into the pioneer of Urban Air Mobility as Volocopter extends its Series C funding to now total € 87 million. Besides DB Schenker, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, TransLink Capital join the round as new investors, existing investor Lukasz Gadowski and btov also invested. The funding will go t...

Next AERO Friedrichshafen to take place in April 2021

Our world has been turned upside down. Nevertheless, it is still imperative for Messe Friedrichshafen to look to the future. Since the coronavirus forced us to postpone the AERO Friedrichshafen scheduled for April 1 to 4, 2020, we have considered many possible options for rescheduling the event to take place on a later date. The result of these deliberations is that the next edition of the leading...

New and unique helicopter show in Cologne: EUROPEAN ROTORS

Eight months before its premiere, the new show format for the international rotorcraft community is on course for success. Numerous companies and institutions have already committed to participate in the first edition of EUROPEAN ROTORS. Some 300 exhibitors from all over the world are expected in hall 8 of Koelnmesse, in Cologne, Germany. The positive response is an answer to the pooled forces of...

AERO postponed by Messe Friedrichshafen due to COVID-19

Due to current developments in regard to the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, Messe Friedrichshafen is taking a serious but necessary step: aviation show AERO will not be held in the planned period of April 1 to 4, 2020, but will be postponed to a date that has not yet been determined. "The current situation with the coronavirus has resulted in a nasty domino effect,” says Klaus Wellm...

Wingcopter secures further Investment from Corecam

Only three months after its initial funding, Corecam Capital Partners has increased its investment in Wingcopter in a second closing. In December, the multi-family office from Singapore participated in a seed round with several million euros in the German start-up, which develops and sells transport drones for humanitarian and civil applications.  The reason for the decision is the great c...

Lufthansa Group at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport

The kickoff is scheduled for 31 October 2020: over the course of a week, the flight operations of the German capital will move from Tegel Airport to the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER). Lufthansa will bid Tegel farewell on 7 November: the last scheduled departure is flight LH1955 from Berlin to Munich. The BER premiere will then take place the next morning: at 6:30 a.m. on 8 November, flight...

5G networks in aircraft maintenance

Lufthansa Technik is one of the first companies in Germany to use its own private wireless networks based on the latest standard 5G. In February, the first 5G private wireless networks have been put into operation for two innovation projects in the field of VIP completion and engine overhaul at Lufthansa Technik's Hamburg base. For testing the technology, Lufthansa Technik has set up two...