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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...

Flying observatory SOFIA returns to Hamburg for a C-check

Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, a modified Boeing 747SP, is due for another "pit stop": For a routine check at Lufthansa Technik, the flying observatory of the US space agency NASA and the German Aerospace Center landed at Hamburg Airport on 30 September 2020. During this layover, which is equivalent to a C-check taking place approximately every three years, the Bo...

New simulator facility for the Dornier 328 Turboprop near Düsseldorf

As part of its continuing global support for the Dornier 328 fleet, 328 Support Services announced that an EASA certified Dornier 328 Turboprop Full Flight Simulator (FFS) Level DG is now in Germany and will be available for training from 1st of October 2020 onwards. The simulator received its certification from the German Federal Aviation Office (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt &ndas...

Bombardier continues global customer service expansion

Bombardier announced that the company has entered into share purchase agreements with each of Lufthansa Technik AG and ExecuJet Aviation Group AG to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) that it does not own. This transaction enables Bombardier to further expand its worldwide customer support footprint by establishing a wholly-owned servi...

DC Aviation adapts successful Covid-19 testing strategy

Earlier this year DC Aviation introduced a pioneering programme of rapid Covid-19 pre-flight virus testing for all crew and flight support personnel. The measure was introduced to ensure that passengers have the knowledge that they can travel safely with DC Aviation. However, with travel restrictions and requirements changing on a weekly basis, DC Aviation has taken the strategy a step further by...

Collaboration agreement for new Bell 429 Law enforcement demonstrator in Germany

Bell announced a collaboration agreement with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) to install their Mission Management System in a Bell 429 as a law enforcement demonstrator. This new demonstrator will be used to showcase the aircraft’s capabilities to the police and military markets in Europe and across the globe. “With the Bell 429 certified to the latest certification...

Recaro CL3710 economy class seat takes flight on Gulf Air new A321neo

Recaro Aircraft Seating’s CL3710 economy class seat is taking flight on Gulf Air’s new A321neoLR aircraft. This is the first of 29 aircraft to be equipped with the CL3710 seat, which are slated for delivery over the next five years. The CL3710 combines lightweight material with ergonomic design, appealing to both airlines and long-haul passengers. “Gulf Air is a fantastic...

15 new summer destinations from Frankfurt in 2021 with Lufthansa

Lufthansa is consistently expanding its offering of flights to tourist and leisure destinations from Frankfurt.  During next year’s summer Season in 2021 15 new sunny destinations, which are highly attractive for holidaymakers, are now available for booking. The focus is on Greece (Corfu, Chania/Crete, Mykonos, Kos, Kavala/Thrace and Preveza/Peloponnese). Other attractive destinations i...