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European Rotors is on track for a successful show debut in November

The helicopter and VTOL world is coming to Cologne in November this year. The new show format EUROPEAN ROTORS is getting a very positive feedback and strong support from the market with many market leaders having already signed-up for the premiere. The organizers European Helicopter Association (EHA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have set up a platform that combines a leadin...

Development of new onboard patient transport units

Lufthansa Technik AG recently began the strategic further development of its proven patient transport unit PTE (German: Patiententransporteinheit) for the air transport of patients in intensive medical care. Based on an order placed by the German Armed Forces in 2020, an initial 26 PTE NG (New Generation) units will be produced over the next two years. The further development for the German Arm...

E-mobility on the rise at Munich Airport - Electric "elephant" de-ices aircraft

The fleet of de-icing vehicles at Munich Airport has now received particularly powerful and environmentally friendly support: Since the beginning of the week, the all-electric "Elephant e-BETA" from the Danish manufacturer Vestergaard has been in use at EFM, the company for de-icing and aircraft towing at Munich Airport.  According to the manufacturer, the "Elephant e-BETA&q...

Coronavirus crisis - Lufthansa Technik revenue drop by 40%

The crisis in the aviation industry brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has hit Lufthansa Technik AG hard. In fiscal year 2020, revenue* plummeted by 43% year-on-year to €3,747 million (prior year: €6,572 million). Adjusted EBIT dropped well into the red to €-383 million (prior year: €463 million). In the second quarter of 2020, the pandemic led to a temporary suspension...

Volocopter raised €200 Million in Series D Funding Round

Volocopter announced the signing of their Series D funding round today, raising €200 million in additional capital. Cumulatively, Volocopter has raised €322 million. The funding will be used to solidify Volocopter’s leading position in the UAM market by bringing the VoloCity, the battery-powered air taxi for cities, to certification and by accelerating the launch of its first...

New retailer for TECNAM P2012 series - German Air Alliance

TECNAM announces their partnership with Air Alliance to market its ultimate twin engine Tecnam P2012 series for the sales territories in Germany and Austria. Air Alliance, in business since 1993, is a large group offering different aviation services: sales, charters, maintenance and flight training. The P2012 will be the first turbocharged twin piston aircraft in the Air Alliance portfol...

Welcome first ALSIM ALSR20 simulator in Germany

ALSIM is thrilled to announce the sale of an ALSR20 to IFR-Flugschule, based in Germany. Their ongoing cooperation with a Cirrus Training Center has led the ATO to choose the brand new ALSIM’s simulator. The ALSR20 is the latest device manufactured by ALSIM and is the exact replica of the Cirrus SR20 aircraft. This Flight Training Procedure Trainer (FNTP 2) is specifically designed for PP...

MTU Aero Engines presented figures for 2020

MTU Aero Engines presented its preliminary figures for 2020: Revenue was €3,977 million, compared with €4,628 million in 2019. The operating profit1 was €416 million (2019: €757 million) and the EBIT margin was 10.5% (2019: 16.4%). Net income2 was €294 million in 2020, compared with €538 million in 2019. “Our swift and decisive action in the face of...

Wingcopter joined forces with Flying Labs Network

Wingcopter has joined forces with the Flying Labs Network as a Technology Partner. The goal of the partnership is to improve supply chains through locally led cargo drone projects and to equip local talent with the skills to operate Wingcopter’s unmanned systems in long range drone applications, including beyond visual line of sight. The Flying Labs Network strengthens local expertise i...

Extension of contract for delivery of SWIFT SFE seats - RECARO Aircraft Seating & Airbus

Recaro Aircraft Seating has signed an extension contract with Airbus for the delivery of SWIFT economy class seats. Since 2016, the premium seat provider has been equipping Airbus A320 Family aircraft with predefined economy class seats BL3530. This contract extension aims to enlarge the supplier furnished equipment (SFE) c...

New DC Aviation wheel shop is launched

DC Aviation is launching its new cutting-edge wheel shop at its Maintenance Center at Stuttgart airport, offering its customers even more comprehensive services. These will now include repair and maintenance of main landing gear wheels and nose gear wheels. In the near future, DC Aviation will be in a position to perform maintenance work in the new wheel shop on the wheels of larger business jets....

Munich Airport receives certificate for implementation of Health Measures

The airport association ACI World has presented Munich Airport with an certificate for its commitment to preventing the further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “ACI Airport Health certificate” confirms Munich Airport’s successful implementation of effective health and safety measures in accordance with the recommendations of the ICAO Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Fo...