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Sleep well on board of Lufthansa flights to São Paulo, Los Angeles and Singapore

As of 2nd August, Lufthansa guests traveling in Economy Class on select long-haul flights will have the option of booking a Sleeper’s Row at the check-in or at the gate, before their flight. With this new attractive offer, passengers will receive an entire row of seats for themselves, consisting of three to four adjacent seats, for the entire duration of the flight. This offer comes with a c...

Recaro Aircraft Seating honored with Focus Open Special Mention Award for newest business class seat

Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro) has been honored with a Focus Open Special Mention Award for its newest business class seat. The CL6720 business class seat was first introduced to the market in 2019 and will be flying on several airlines as of 2022. The CL6720 maximizes comfort and space to optimize the experience for business passengers.&...

Deutsche Post DHL Group record quarterly earnings and once again corona bonus for employees

All divisions achieved a significant jump in earnings All divisions significantly exceeded the previous year's results. Network capacity utilization was constantly high in the second quarter 2021. B2C shipment volumes remained ahead of last year in all networks, while the recovery in the B2B businesses continued to gain momentum. At the same time the tight capacity situation both in Ocean a...

Volocopter secures production organisation approval

Volocopter has secured Production Organisation Approval (POA) in compliance with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA Part 21G). The company is acquiring its long-standing, trusted partner in innovation and production, DG Flugzeugbau, a global leader in composite aircraft production. Through this acquisition, Volocopter is now the first and only electric vertical take-off...

Germany signs on for five Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft

The German Ministry of Defense signed a letter of offer and acceptance for five Boeing (NYSE:BA) P-8A Poseidon aircraft under the U.S. government’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process. With this order, Germany becomes the eighth customer of the multimission maritime surveillance aircraft, joining the United States, Australia, India, the United Kingdom, Norway, Korea and New Zealand....

MTU Maintenance launches ON-SITEPlus product branding

MTU Maintenance, global market leader in customized aero engine solutions, launches ON-SITEPlus, a larger group of on-site, near-wing and quick-turn services. This development and rebranding of the portfolio underscores the importance of on-site and near wing activities as a means to reduce maintenance cost and extend on-wing times – a trend that has been particularly prevalent during the CO...

Handover of test track to Argo AI: Site at Munich Airport is ready for the autonomous vehicles of tomorrow

Argo AI autonomous vehicles will begin testing at Munich Airport on an asphalted area of around 55,000 square meters. Around four months after the start of construction work, the management of Munich Airport has now been able to hand over the preliminary test track of the new development site, which was completed on schedule. In the course of the construction work, 220 cubic meters of co...

Lufthansa strengthens its premium hub in Munich

Munich Airport is Europe's only 5-star hub for years and is popular among Lufthansa passengers, globally, not only as the gateway to Bavaria, but as a leading, premium airport offering an inspiring travel journey. Now as the global travel industry is returning to prior levels of activity, Lufthansa is strengthening its premium services from Munich Airport and will again offer First Class on...

Deluxe Common User Lounges at Munich Airport’s Terminal 1 re-open

With a steady increase in flights and a decrease in the number of Covid-19 incidences, Airport Lounge Europe is going back into operation as of today. The reopening of Airport Lounge World will follow on July 1, 2021 - both of them are located in Munich Airport’s Terminal 1. The use of the lounges is, of course, in line with the hygiene and health precautions currently in...

Rolls-Royce builds new fuel cell demonstrator

Another new technology – the hydrogen fuel cell – is currently making in-roads at the Friedrichshafen plant of Rolls-Royce's Power Systems division where a 250 kW demonstrator is in the process of being set up to test future zero-carbon energy systems and present these to customers. “We firmly believe that fuel cell technology is set to make a huge contribution to a successfu...

Rising demand for flights: Munich Airport resumes operations in Terminal 1

Falling incidence levels and the progressing vaccination campaign, as well as the subsequent ease of travel, have stimulated air traffic at Munich Airport. At the end of the Pentecost vacations last Sunday, for example, the airport recorded its highest traffic volume in over nine months, with around 400 flights and 36,000 passengers.  Due to increasing traffic volumes, Terminal 1 will be reop...

Congratulations on 30th anniversary - MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg

MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg celebrates its 30thAnniversary with a small, socially-distanced celebration with MTU management, local politicians, including Brandenburg’s Minister President Dietmar Woidke, and works council representatives, as well as employees who have been with MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg since it was founded in 1991. Over the past 30 years, the facility has dev...