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Air Cargo Community Frankfurt welcomes new members

On the occasion of their general meeting on 13th September 2017 at the IntercityHotel, the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt warmly welcomed their new members. As of now the freight forwarders a. hartrodt, AF Logistik, Bolloré and Hermes will support the work of the community. An additional member has also joined the group of airlines: BDA Logistics Innovation, specialized in time critical t...

German Federal Aviation Office certifies world’s first H145 full flight simulator at Airbus Helicopters

The H145 simulator at the Airbus Helicopters Training Academy in Germany has been awarded level D status by the German Federal Aviation Office – the highest possible certification for a full flight simulator. With such airworthiness authority approval, more training hours accumulated by pilots in the full flight simulator are now authorized to be logged as actual flight hours. The simulat...

Ryanair Announces Additional $300 Million Investment In Frankfurt

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, announced an additional three based aircraft to bring it to a total of 10 ($1billion) at Frankfurt Main airport. The Frankfurt summer 2018 schedule includes 38 (34 new) Frankfurt Main routes and 43 (1 new) Frankfurt Hahn routes which will deliver over 4.7m customers p.a. through Ryanair’s two Frankfurt airports next year. Ryanair’s Frankfurt S18...

Ryanair Calls On Bundeskartellamt & EU Commission To Block Lufthansa-Air Berlin Take-Over

Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, on 30 Aug 2017 urged the German Bundeskartellamt and the EU Commission to block the stitch-up between the German Government, Lufthansa and Air Berlin to carve up Air Berlin’s assets, while excluding major competitors and ignoring both competition and State Aid rules, and called for immediate action to block this anti-consumer take-over. This ins...

Elements for the 50th made-in-America A320 Family jetliner are shipped from Germany

Components for the 50th A320 Family aircraft to be built in the United States are now on their way to Mobile, Alabama, marking another milestone for Airbus’ global network of jetliner final assembly facilities. A sea-going ship carrying large components for the single-aisle jetliner – including the front and aft fuselage sections, wings, vertical tail and horizontal tail &ndash...

Air Berlin frequent flyer programme files for insolvency

Air Berlin’s (AB1.DE) frequent flyer programme filed for insolvency on Friday, bad news for members with points on their accounts, which they can no longer use. The frequent flyer programme Top Bonus had already stopped members from using and collecting points amid uncertainty about its future after Air Berlin itself filed for insolvency last week. “Because of the situation with...

Lufthansa and German Government to support restructuring of airberlin

In order to continue with its restructuring, airberlin has filed a provisional insolvency proceeding in self-administration at the local court of Berlin-Charlottenburg today. Lufthansa is supporting the restructuring efforts of the airline jointly with the German Government. This also ensures that all aircraft that are currently operated by airberlin under a wet lease agreement for Eurowings an...

HNA Group Completes Acquisition of Majority Stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport

HNA Group announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of an 82.5% equity interest in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The transaction is valued at €15.1 million. HNA Group issued the following statement regarding the closing of the transaction: “We are pleased to complete the acquisition of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, which we bel...

Half-year results 2017: MTU Aero Engines raises forecast

MTU Aero Engines AG generated revenues of €2,548.0 million in the first six months of 2017, up 11% on the previous year (1-6/16: €2,299.2 million). The group’s operating profit increased by 26% from €254.1 million to €320.8 million, resulting in an EBIT margin of 12.6% (1-6/16: 11.1%). Earnings after tax increased by 29% from €176.1 million to €227.5 million....

Airbus welcomes The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Hamburg Finkenwerder

As part of their first official tour of Germany, Their Royal Highnesses visited the Finkenwerder Airbus site with their two children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Klaus Richter, Chairman of the Board of Airbus in Germany, welcomed the British Royal Family, who were accompanied by First Mayor of Hamburg Olaf Scholz. “It is a special honour to welcome The Duke and Duchess of...

Amine Bellamine appointed as Hahn Air’s new Director Global Account Management

Hahn Air is pleased to announce that Amine Bellamine has assumed the role of Director Global Account Management as of July 1st 2017. As such, he will support travel agents in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Mali, Monaco and Switzerland with sales and marketing activities, including trainings and presentations on the company’s ticketing services. He takes over from Christine Fluhr who will retir...

Successful Launch of German Technology Mini Satellite

 A 110 kg mini-satellite from Stuttgart University known as the “flying laptop” has been launched successfully today as a secondary passenger on the Soyuz-Fregat flight from Baikonur. The satellite development was significantly supported by Airbus Defence and Space, especially its satellite platform technology. This „Future Low-cost Platform“ (FLP) is equipped with...