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Boeing Awards Five-Year Contract to Aircraft Philipp Group of Germany

Aircraft Philipp will produce machine parts for the global fleet of the H-47 Chinook helicopters, becomes part of Boeing’s significant supplier base in Germany. Boeing and Aircraft Philipp Group GmbH today signed a five-year contract to manufacture machine parts for the global fleet of the H-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter at its facilities in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Thi...

Lufthansa Technik develops cabin concept for Airbus A330 MRTT

Experts from the Lufthansa Technik VIP & Special Mission Aircraft division have developed a cabin concept for the Airbus A330 multi-role tanker transport aircraft (MRTT). Four different configurations - "State", "Governor", "Rescue" and "Trooper" - as well as new usage possibilities can be realized. Lufthansa Technik has already gained a customer for the...

Airbus Helicopters completes first firing campaign with HForce-equipped H145M

 Airbus Helicopters has recently completed a ballistic development test of an HForce weapon system on a H145M on Pápa Airbase in Hungary. The tested system included guns (FN Herstal HMP400), unguided rockets (Thales FZ231) and cannons (Nexter NC621) as well as an electro-optical targeting system by Wescam (MX15) and a helmet mounted sight display by Thales (Scorpion). All planned and r...

FAI adds first Airbus ACJ319 to the fleet: Available in 29-seat VIP layout

Germany´s largest general aviation fleet-operator, FAI rent-a-jet AG, a member of FAI Aviation Group, has announced further fleet expansion with the addition of its largest corporate aircraft to date, an Airbus ACJ319 Corporate Jet. Newly registered D-AXTI will be available for lease and ad hoc charter from early 2018 following an extensive cabin upgrade and other enhancements. With 2...

Contract for the purchase of parts of Air Berlin Group signed

Lufthansa Group acquires NIKI and Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter Purchase is subject to approval by the competition authorities Purchasing price of approximately 210 million euros agreed on After intense negotiations over the past few weeks, Deutsche Lufthansa AG and the Air Berlin Group have signed a contract today regarding the purchase of NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH (NIKI) and Luftfahrtgesell...

Lufthansa Technik opens new wheels and brakes workshop at Frankfurt East

Investment of just under 60 million euros Around 200 cutting-edge workplaces Focus on strong growth for the future A grand ceremony took place in the presence of Hesse's Minister for Finance, Dr. Thomas Schäfer, today to mark the opening of the new wheels and brakes workshop by Lufthansa Technik AG at the Frankfurt East Harbor location. Taking just two years...

RUAG completes Gulfstream G550 15-month and 30-month inspection

RUAG Aviation in Munich fulfilled a 15-month and 30-month heavy maintenance inspection on a Gulfstream G550. Long-time partner Sky-Tech Maintenance Service SL awarded the contract which was optimised to include full aircraft painting and engine maintenance. The Gulfstream G550 project ran according to schedule and was delivered to complete customer satisfaction. “The full selection o...

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...