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Captain Peter Weger celebrates the end of a 50-year flying career

Last flight aboard a Dornier 328 turboprop from Farnborough Airport, UK to Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany Captain Peter Weger has rounded off a stellar 50 years of uninterrupted flying with a positioning flight of 328 Support Services GmbH’s Dornier 328 turboprop (D-CSNC) back from Farnborough Airport, UK to Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. As one of Germany´s most experienced test pilots,...

First A330-200P2F re-delivery to Egyptair Cargo

Egyptair Cargo has taken delivery of the A330-200 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) converted aircraft from the Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW), the joint venture between ST Engineering Aerospace and Airbus, following the successful completion of test flights in June and awarding of the Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Egyptian Civil Aviation Authori...

328 Support Services GmbH and USA’s AMC Aviation sign Letter of Intent to develop multi-role/multi-mission humanitarian D328 turboprop

328 Support Services GmbH (328 SSG), the type certificate holder of the Dornier 328, confirmed today it has signed a Letter of Intent with AMC Aviation, the North Carolina, US based aircraft sales and leasing company to develop a multi-role/ multi-mission humanitarian version of the D328 turboprop.   Working with its partners, Jetran International and Jetcor Aviation Services, the group...

Shell Aviation introduces industry-first electric pump jet refueller

Shell Aviation has announced the introduction of a first-of-its-kind electric pump jet refuelling vehicle in its operations at Stuttgart Airport, Germany. The vehicle significantly reduces diesel consumption during aircraft refuelling, supporting airports in their efforts to reduce emissions across their operations. This refueller is a part of Shell Aviation’s commitment to develop innovativ...

Lufthansa Cargo Triple Seven fleet grows

Lufthansa Cargo to operate two new Boeing freighters Lufthansa Group’s decision-making bodies have approved Lufthansa Cargo’s operation of two brand-new Boeing 777F freighters. Lufthansa Cargo ordered two brand-new Boeing 777F freighters in May of this year. The question of who would manage and operate these was left open initially. The jets are expected to be ferried from the Boein...

FAI grows its fleet with the addition of fifth Global Express

German Special Mission Operator FAI rent-a-jet AG has expanded its fleet of managed aircraft with the addition of a fifth Global Express (S/N 9084). This brings FAI’s total fleet to 25, including its 10 managed aircraft.  In addition to the five Bombardier Global Express jets, FAI currently operates five Challenger 604s, 12 Learjet 60s, one Learjet 55, one Premier 1A and a...

Airbus Helicopters delivers first H145s to Rega

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two of a total of six H145 helicopters to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. These will replace Rega’s existing fleet of EC145 helicopters, which will be phased out by mid-2019. The first H145 helicopter is expected to be deployed at the Bern base in October. Over a period of 15 years, the six EC145s have proven themselves to be reliable and versatile r...

Airbus signs contract for HERON TP drones with the German Armed Forces

Covers provision of drone systems as well as all operational services Contractual model is based on the successful Heron 1 contract  Includes five reconnaissance drone systems capable of carrying weapons Airbus and the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) have signed an operator agreement for Heron TP unmanned aerial syste...

Airbus inaugurates Hamburg’s fourth A320 Family production line

 New standard in digitalisation and automation, driving efficiency Key enabler in Airbus’ single-aisle ramp-up Airbus has inaugurated the fourth Hamburg A320 Family production line. Making use of digital technologies and a more flexible industrial set-up, the innovative state-of-the-art line is a key enabler for ramping up the single aisle programme to 60 aircraft per month by...

A warm welcome to Laudamotion! Laudamotion starts up in Berlin

Laudamotion is opening its base in Berlin Tegel Airport. The airline company, which has emerged from the daughter company of Airberlin NIKI, will offer numerous European travel destinations. Moreover, the airline has stationed four planes at Tegel. "We are happy to now offer flight connections from Berlin. With access to Ryanair.com- the most visited airline website worldwide, Laudamotion...

SpaceDataHighway: 10,000 successful laser connections - Reliability of 99.8 per cent

The SpaceDataHighway system – the world’s first ‘optical fibre in the sky’ based on cutting-edge laser technology – has achieved 10,000 successful laser connections. The reliability rate has reached 99.8 percent, and during the first one and a half years of routine operations these successful connections have downloaded more than 500 terabytes of data. The system&r...

Lufthansa Group on successful path of modernization

Company presents best result in its history at Annual General Meeting Shareholders shall profit with a 60 percent higher dividend "The Lufthansa Group has become more modern, significantly more efficient and more profitable in all areas," says Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. "Everyone has benefited from the modernization: Our custom...