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DHL Express breaks ground for Munich gateway facility

DHL Express Germany marked the official start of construction for its new Munich Airport facility with a groundbreaking ceremony. The building, which is being built on parking lots P 80 and P 80 West, will boast a gross floor area of over 11,000 square meters. This will make the facility almost seven times larger than the warehouse DHL Express currently rents at Munich Airport's cargo center....

Lilium Jet cabin interior - Lilium engages Diehl Aviation

Lilium selected Diehl Aviation to collaborate on the design and development of Lilium’s jet cabin, as well as acting as the integrator and manufacturer for interior components. The supplier agreement represents a further step forward for the Lilium Jet on its anticipated path to industrialization and type certification. Diehl Aviation is one of the world’s leading Tier 1 aero...

Condor renews fleet with Airbus A320neo family powered with Pratt & Whitney GTF engines

German Airline Condor Flugdienst GmbH has selected the A320neo Family to modernize its Single-Aisle-fleet. The agreement will cover 41 aircraft, via lease and via direct purchase. The aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney engines. Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, commented: “Following Condor’s earlier decision to order the...

DC Aviation Munich - landing at Oberpfaffenhofen Airport successfully completed

The day has come, once reached Oberpfaffenhofen Airport and found brand new DC Aviation facility, I was very much looking forward the official opening. First impression – spacious, classy, and very welcoming facility. The curtain was hiding the hangar, letting guests discover the facility step by step. First surprise – invitation to an exclusive 30 min flight… with Zeppe...

Lufthansa Technik Aero Alzey: 30 years of support for the CF34 engine

This year, Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA) has two occasions to celebrate: The wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik AG now counts 30 years of experience in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of CF34 engines – a type that mainly powers regional and business aircraft. In 1992, the first overhauled CF34-3 engines were redelivered in Alzey, the first engine type of the later CF34 s...

Munich hub among the five best transfer airports in the world according to ACI report

Munich Airport offers an excellent quality of connectivity and reaches 5th rank in the "Airport Industry Connectivity Report 2022" of the international airport association ACI referring to the selection of available destinations. The report is published annually and evaluates the scope and quality of potential connections of international airports. Compared to the previous year, Munich A...

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...