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Europe first authorized 505 dealership in Germany - Rheinland Air Service

Rheinland Air Service is officially appointed as the first German dealer for the Bell 505. Approaching 50 years of business aviation experience, RAS is a proven provider of expert aviation sales and service. “We are pleased to announce RAS as Bell’s first authorized 505 dealership for Germany,” said Duncan Van De Velde, Managing Director, Europe & Russia. “Thi...

MTU Maintenance signs exclusive contract with new customer Air Serbia

MTU Maintenance and new customer Air Serbia have signed an exclusive V2500 engine maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) contract. The six-year agreement covers MRO, engine trend monitoring and spare engine services for Air Serbia’s v-powered A319 and A320 aircraft fleet.  “We are delighted to have signed a contract with the world-renowned engine experts MTU Maintenance,&rd...

ITIJ named Air Ambulance Company of Year - congratulations FAI

The Air Ambulance Division of FAI rent-a-jet AG has won the prestigious 2020 International Travel & Health Insurance Journal Air Ambulance Company of the Year Award. The winners were revealed virtually at the ITIJ Awards ceremony on 5th November. The company overcame stiff competition from fellow finalists, Air Ambulance Worldwide and Jet Rescue. This marks the second award win for F...

Lufthansa Group reports Adjusted EBIT of minus EUR 1.3 billion in the third quarter

−   Liquidity of EUR 10.1 billion available, of which EUR 6.3 billion are unutilized stabilization measures  −   Ongoing strong performance at Lufthansa Cargo further supports Group  liquidity −   Hub strategy enables cash-positive flight operations, even in the current market environment     &mi...

Munich Airport remains the only 5-star Airport in Europe

In May 2015, Munich Airport was awarded 5-Star status for the first time following an extensive review by the London-based Skytrax Institute. Germany's second-largest airport was also the first European airport to be awarded this highest seal of quality. In a first re-certification, Munich Airport successfully maintained its 5-Star status in March 2017. Now the auditors from London have again...

Urban Air Mobility Software Platform - Volocopter & Lufthansa Industry Solutions

Volocopter announced a cooperation with Lufthansa Industry Solutions. Together they are building Volocopter’s proprietary intelligent and integrated “Urban Air Mobility Software Platform” that will run on Microsoft Azure: VoloIQ. It offers complete digital visibility of the complex UAM ecosystem in real-time. Using artificial intelligence, VoloIQ will enable amongst...

Special Lufthansa flight to BER opening

With the arrival of special flight LH2020 Lufthansa partakes in the opening of the new Berlin Capital Airport BER on 31.10. Lufthansa’s Airbus A320neo "Neubrandenburg" is scheduled to take off from Munich (MUC) at 12:50 p.m. and land at BER on schedule at 2 p.m. In addition to the Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Carsten Spohr, around 40 invited guests will...

Air Rescue with Piloted Multicopters is Possible

The results of the world first feasibility study on the use of piloted multicopters in rescue services has concluded that air rescue with piloted multicopters is possible, makes sense, and improves the emergency medical care of the population. The 130-page study was launched at the end of 2018 by ADAC Luftrettung and sponsored by the non-profit ADAC Foundation. In cooperation with Volocopter...

Lufthansa will deploy four Airbus A350-900s to Frankfurt hub this winter

For the duration of the winter timetable (until the end of March 2021) Lufthansa will be deploying four of the currently parked Airbus A350-900s to its hub in Frankfurt. The Airbus A350-900 is one of the most modern and environmentally friendly long-haul aircraft in the world. Over the next few months the A350-900 will be serving Chicago and Los Angeles from Frankfurt, by temporarily replacing...

The finalist in Air Ambulance Company of Year awards - FAI rent-a-jet

Air Ambulance Division of  FAI rent-a-jet AG has once again been nominated as one of three finalists in the 2020 International Travel & Health Insurance Journal´s Industry Awards – Air Ambulance Company of the Year category. This is the 18th annual ITIJ Awards and marks the fourth nomination for FAI after what has been an exceptional year for the division. This year&...

Challenges of coronavirus force postponement of EUROPEAN ROTORS 2020

Due to latest developments in regard to the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, European Helicopter Association (EHA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) are taking a serious but necessary step: The first edition of EUROPEAN ROTORS will not be held as planned from November 10 to 12, 2020, but will be postponed to November 16 to 18, 2021. The organisers are already developing a concept...

MTU Aero Engines: hydrogen puts the future at our fingertips

As the industry moves toward emission-free aviation, MTU Aero Engines welcomes the ZEROe concepts from European aircraft manufacturer Airbus. “Hydrogen is a highly attractive future option for us as an engine producer as well,” says MTU Chief Operating Officer Lars Wagner. “It should be used as a fuel right away,” he adds.  Germany’s leading engine manufacture...