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Fraport Traffic Figures - Starting the New Year on a Growth Path

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed nearly 4.7 million passengers in January 2019, thus starting the year with 2.3 percent traffic growth.  Without strike and weather-related flight cancellations, passenger traffic at FRA would have grown by about 4.3 percent. Aircraft movements climbed by 2.3 percent to 37,676 takeoffs and landings in the reporting month.  Maximum takeoff weights (...

€25 million investment in the future of Airbus aerospace site in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen

Airbus is expanding its aerospace activities at its site in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen, near Munich. It has reached two new milestones, with Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder and Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space, giving the green light for the modernisation of solar array production for satellites, and for the commissioning of expanded clean rooms for optical satellite instruments...

Seventh Global Express joined FAI fleet

Seventh  FAI rent-a-jet AG Bombardier Global Express, MSN 9016, joined the company’s 26-strong fleet. Following a 240-month inspection, the Global Express will undergo a complete interior refurbishment at the company’s growing MRO division, FAI Technik in Nuremberg. Further planned upgrades include the installation of a new cabin management system, KA-Band Ultra-High Speed...

Hello, neo: First American Airlines A321neo delivered

American Airlines has taken delivery of the first of 100 A321neos on order from Airbus, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. The aircraft, MSN8647, departed Hamburg early Friday for the trans-Atlantic ferry flight to Pittsburgh where American’s technicians will get the A321neo ready for customer flights. After an 8 1/2-hour nonstop journey from Hamburg, Germany (XFW), the new...

Verdi strike at Frankfurt Airport will lead to significant disruption on Tuesday

Information available at www.lufthansa.com "Verdi escalated through a disproportional series of strikes" The trade union Verdi has called for a comprehensive strike by security personnel at Frankfurt Airport between 2 a.m. and 20 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 January 2019. As a result, a considerable amount of disruptions are to be expected regarding flight operations to and from Frankfu...

Soeren Stark - New Executive Board member for Technical Operations, Logistics & IT

On 1 January, Soeren Stark joined the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG with responsibility for Technical Operations, Logistics & IT. He was appointed to this position in September 2018 by the company's Supervisory Board. Stark, who has a degree in business engineering, will assume responsibility immediately for fleet services, base maintenance, components, logistics, IT and quality...

World’s first electronic Dangerous Goods Declaration handled at Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa Cargo the first airline to support the eDGD standard · Pilot phase of Dakosy’s INFr8 shipping portal successfully launched. Lufthansa Cargo, using the INFr8 platform, has handled the world’s first dangerous goods shipment with an electronic Dangerous Goods Declaration (eDGD) at Frankfurt Airport. A shipment from the globally active healthcare company Abbott based in...

First ANA A380 rolls-out of Airbus Paintshop with unique livery

The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, Germany, bearing the airline’s distinctive and unique Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle livery. ANA has firm orders for three A380s, becoming the first customer for the superjumbo in Japan. The airline will take delivery of the first A380 at the end of Q1 2019 and will operate the aircraft on the popul...

Bundeswehr orders H145 search and rescue helicopters

The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINWBw) has ordered seven H145 helicopters to replace the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr) obsolete Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet. The aircraft will be delivered in 2020 and will be stationed at the sites in Niederstetten, Holzdorf and Nörvenich. Airbus Helico...

Lufthansa Technik develops assistance system for the identification of part numbers

Lufthansa Technik has developed the first digital assistance system for the identification of seat cover part numbers in the world. The new application is called Seat Cover Tool and is already being used for cabin maintenance work on the Lufthansa Airbus A380 fleet. Designed for both mobile and stationary use, it is compatible with all current PCs and iOS-based devices such as iPads and iPhones....

Aviation Heaven launches AMP Service

Today, Aviation Heaven GmbH, an online network platform for Business Aviation Operators and Maintenance Facilities (MRO´s) announced that they have launched a new service. Aviation Heaven creates and maintains aircraft maintenance programmes for all business jets and turboprop aircrafts.  Operators can now subscribe to a monthly plan to get a new aircraft maintenance programme for th...

FAI welcomes first Challenger 850 and bids farewell to last Learjet 55

German Special Mission Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG, continues its fleet expansion with the addition of its first Bombardier Challenger 850. The German registered aircraft, (D-AFAN) joined the fleet this month and will be available for ad hoc charter from mid-November. The aircraft is currently undergoing new paint and interior enhancements at FAI Technik, the company’s maintenance division. T...