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Longest Lufthansa passenger flight with polar explorers on board

On February 1, 2021, Lufthansa will be departing on the longest passenger flight in the history of its company, marking one of the most unique flights the airline has ever carried out. On behalf of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven, the Lufthansa Group's most sustainable aircraft, an Airbus A350-900, will be flying 13,700 kilomete...

Busy year for German DRF Luftrettung with massive demand for safe corona transport

Last year DRF Luftrettung performed 662 coronavirus missions, with 330 patients transported by air. Their EpiShuttles play an important role in their comprehensive hygiene concept and are investments in the safety and health of both patients and crew. 2020 turned out exceptionally busy for German DRF Luftrettung, one of the largest air rescue organizations in Europe. To be...

Wingcopter raises $22M to advance technology leadership in drone delivery

Wingcopter, the German developer, manufacturer and operator of unmanned delivery drones for commercial and humanitarian applications, has secured $22 million in Series A funding. Wingcopter will use the funds to strengthen its leadership in drone-based logistics, with a special focus on healthcare-related applications, including the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. At the same time, Wingcopter i...

AERO 2021 to be held in the summer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Show for General Aviation will be unable to start as planned on April 21, 2021 on the exhibition grounds in Friedrichshafen. "Following the cancellation of the event last year, the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic coupled with the renewed lockdown extension unfortunately mean that AERO Friedrichshafen will have to be postponed.  With the aim...

Frankfurt Airport - passenger numbers fall to historic low due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed some 18.8 million passengers in 2020, representing a decrease of 73.4 percent compared to 2019. With the outbreak of the Covid-19 global pandemic, Frankfurt Airport started to experience a major decline in passenger traffic in mid-March 2020. Between April and June, traffic almost came to a complete standstill – with weekly passenger figures plummeting b...

Bombardier completed the acquisition of Aircraft Service Centre in Berlin

Bombardier announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of all the issued and outstanding shares of the aircraft service centre in Berlin that it did not own. Bombardier purchased the shares from Lufthansa Technik AG and ExecuJet Aviation Group AG, thereby allowing Bombardier to establish a wholly-owned service centre in Berlin and further expand its worldwide customer support...

Two Volocopter VoloCity reserved by ADAC Luftrettung

ADAC Luftrettung has reserved two VoloCity electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. After publishing the results of the world’s first feasibility study about piloted multicopter use in rescue services, ADAC Luftrettung has invested in a reservation for two VoloCitys to prepare for operational tests in 2023. After two years of close collaboration, this is the next step for per...

AERO Friedrichshafen 2021 to take to the skies with a full program

After a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the leading show for general aviation will take place next year from April 21 to 24, 2021, at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Center. The show team at Lake Constance expects a large number of exhibitors. Important industry players such as Diamond, Tecnam, Piper, Junkers, Textron, and Rheinland Air Service (DAHER, Hondajet, Bell Partnership) h...

New virtual format - EUROPEAN ROTORS Digital Series

EUROPEAN ROTORS launches the EUROPEAN ROTORS Digital Series with an industry panel involving executives from Airbus, Bell, Leonardo, Safran, EASA and European Helicopter Association. While personal gatherings are limited at the moment, the new virtual format EUROPEAN ROTORS Digital Series will discuss the most pressing topics and the latest trends in the rotorcraft community within the u...

Europe first authorized Bell 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...