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DC Aviation opens New hangar at Munich Oberpfaffenhofen Airport

July 20, 2022 will be a big day for DC Aviation as the company will hold an opening celebration to present its new hangar at Oberpfaffenhofen Airport. The approximately 100 invited guests will experience 6,000 square meters of hangar space with a designer lounge, a state-of-the-art conference area, and a separate crew lounge at the gates of Munich. At the newly established site, the busine...

Lilium engages Astronics for Lilium Jet power distribution units

Lilium selected Astronics Corporation to design, develop, and build the Lilium Jet’s electrical power distribution system.Power distribution units play a critical role within the Lilium Jet’s innovative electrical power system. Astronics will be responsible for the secondary power distribution units (SPDUs) and charging power distribution units (CPDUs). Lilium Jets will each be equi...

A digital twin and a physical prototype of the wing spar box - Deutsche Aircraft, umlaut and HEGGEMANN

Deutsche Aircraft has reached two milestones in its D328eco project. Together with engineering service provider umlaut, part of Accenture, the wing spar box was digitized and modelled in 3D. The wing spar box connects the wing to the fuselage and supports the leading and trailing edges of the wings, the rudder, the engines and the landing gear. On this basis, the industrialization partner HEGGEMAN...

MTU Aero Engines develops aviation fuel cell technology

Aviation propulsion systems are a major factor in achieving zero emissions in the skies. As part of its Clean Air Engine technology agenda, MTU Aero Engines is working on various concepts for all thrust and power ratings to achieve the aviation industry’s big goal. The company is focusing its efforts on the evolution of the gas turbine on the basis of the Geared Turbofan and on revoluti...

Handover of the first Airbus A321LR to the German armed forces

Lufthansa Technik handed over the first of two Airbus A321LR troop transports to the German Armed Forces at the ILA Berlin airshow. In the presence of Lufthansa Technik COO Soeren Stark and Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury, the State Secretary in the German Ministry of Defense, Benedikt Zimmer, and the German Air Chief, Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, formally took delivery of the aircraft w...

Global survey ranks Munich Airport among the world top ten airports

In passengers’ eyes, Munich Airport is still one of the best airports in the world even after two years of pandemic: At the annual “World Airport Awards” conferred by London-based aviation consultancy Skytrax, the Bavarian air transportation hub was awarded the title of “Best Airport in Central Europe” based on a global passenger survey. Munich took second place in th...

Deutsche Aircraft selected Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127XT-S engine for D328eco regional turboprop

Deutsche Aircraft selected Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127XT-S engine to power the D328eco regional turboprop. The engine will be another model in the XT series which sets a new benchmark in regional aviation, delivering a significant improvement in operating costs and sustainability. The PW127XT-S will be developed according to the D328eco timeline. Maria Della Posta, president of Pratt...

New in-flight entertainment seat-end solution installed on the CL3810 economy class seat - Recaro Aircraft Seating partnered with Panasonic Avionics

Recaro Aircraft Seating partnered with Panasonic Avionics to unveil a new in-flight entertainment seat-end solution installed on the CL3810 economy class seat. The launch took place on the first day of the 2022 AIX trade show in Hamburg. The lightweight approach to seating taken by Recaro is further enhanced by the weight savings from the IFE solution. Both Astrova, by Panasonic Avionics, and...

RWL Germany Flight Academy acquires an ALSIM AL250 Simulator

RWL German Flight Academy, based in the Mönchengladbach, Northwest of Germany, has recently invested in an ALSIM AL250 simulator to enhance its training capabilities. The AL250 simulator meets initial phase training needs (PPL, CPL, IR/ME) and is certified EASA FNPT II. In addition, it offers both classic and glass cockpit instrumentation. This device has been extremely well received sin...

VoloConnect 4-seater aircraft took first flight

Volocopter has achieved another milestone to bring UAM to life: its fixed-winged passenger aircraft, the VoloConnect, completed its first flight in May 2022. This accomplishment makes Volocopter the only eVTOL developer worldwide to have an entire fleet of distinct aircraft configurations undergoing flight tests. Volocopter’s third product solution, the VoloConnect, offers furth...

MTU showcases future engine technolgies at ILA 2022 in Berlin

Pioneering Aerospace - the theme of this year’s ILA in Berlin, and MTU Aero Engines has made this idea its own with “Driven by visions of tomorrow.” From June 22 to 26, 2022, at the air show, Germany’s leading engine manufacturer will be showcasing what it’s renowned for: innovative technologies for the commercial engines of the future and beyond, as we...

DC Aviation is the new sponsor of DTM Team, SSR Performance

DC Aviation is new sponsor of the Munich DTM team, SSR Performance. During the 2022 DTM season, the DC Aviation logo will adorn the green and black Porsche 911 GT3 R of racecar driver Dennis Olsen (starting number 94).  DC Aviation will also provide exclusive VIP flights for the SSR Performance Team to DTM events. In addition, DC Aviation will be available as an on-site contact for all...