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Handover of test track to Argo AI: Site at Munich Airport is ready for the autonomous vehicles of tomorrow

Argo AI autonomous vehicles will begin testing at Munich Airport on an asphalted area of around 55,000 square meters. Around four months after the start of construction work, the management of Munich Airport has now been able to hand over the preliminary test track of the new development site, which was completed on schedule. In the course of the construction work, 220 cubic meters of co...

Lufthansa strengthens its premium hub in Munich

Munich Airport is Europe's only 5-star hub for years and is popular among Lufthansa passengers, globally, not only as the gateway to Bavaria, but as a leading, premium airport offering an inspiring travel journey. Now as the global travel industry is returning to prior levels of activity, Lufthansa is strengthening its premium services from Munich Airport and will again offer First Class on...

Deluxe Common User Lounges at Munich Airport’s Terminal 1 re-open

With a steady increase in flights and a decrease in the number of Covid-19 incidences, Airport Lounge Europe is going back into operation as of today. The reopening of Airport Lounge World will follow on July 1, 2021 - both of them are located in Munich Airport’s Terminal 1. The use of the lounges is, of course, in line with the hygiene and health precautions currently in...

Rolls-Royce builds new fuel cell demonstrator

Another new technology – the hydrogen fuel cell – is currently making in-roads at the Friedrichshafen plant of Rolls-Royce's Power Systems division where a 250 kW demonstrator is in the process of being set up to test future zero-carbon energy systems and present these to customers. “We firmly believe that fuel cell technology is set to make a huge contribution to a successfu...

Rising demand for flights: Munich Airport resumes operations in Terminal 1

Falling incidence levels and the progressing vaccination campaign, as well as the subsequent ease of travel, have stimulated air traffic at Munich Airport. At the end of the Pentecost vacations last Sunday, for example, the airport recorded its highest traffic volume in over nine months, with around 400 flights and 36,000 passengers.  Due to increasing traffic volumes, Terminal 1 will be reop...

Congratulations on 30th anniversary - MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg

MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg celebrates its 30thAnniversary with a small, socially-distanced celebration with MTU management, local politicians, including Brandenburg’s Minister President Dietmar Woidke, and works council representatives, as well as employees who have been with MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg since it was founded in 1991. Over the past 30 years, the facility has dev...

First rescue helicopter flies on sustainable aviation fuel

A rescue helicopter has flown on sustainable aviation fuel for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter had its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refueled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air rescue station at Munich's Harlaching Clinic in the presence of the ADAC...

Munich Airport VipWing celebrates 10th anniversary and reopening

Ten years ago - on June 1, 2011 - the VipWing at Munich Airport opened its doors for the first time to travelers who appreciate special service and exclusive attention. Due to the pandemic, the VIP Terminal had to remain closed for the past few months.  As of today, the VipWing can welcome back its guests from all over the world in accordance with the current hygiene regulations. With...

First 3 months of successful operation of new DC Aviation Wheel Shop

Three months ago, DC Aviation put its new state-of-the-art Wheel Shop into operation at the maintenance center at Stuttgart Airport. The new Wheel Shop offers customers an even more comprehensive range of services for the repair and maintenance of main and nose landing gear wheels. From now on maintenance services can also be performed on wheels of larger business jets. Since 2017 DC Aviation has...

Lufthansa Technik supports Flair Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

Lufthansa Technik and Canadian ultra low-cost carrier Flair Airlines have signed a comprehensive Total Component Support (TCS®) contract covering repair and overhaul of components for the airline's fleet of Boeing 737MAX 8 aircraft. Up to 24 aircraft from the airline's current and future fleet are incl...

Expanding Volocopter coverage of the Urban Air Mobility Ecosystem - VoloConnect

During EBACE Connect Volocopter has unveiled its newest aircraft -  VoloConnect. This electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft is designed to connect suburbs to cities and complements ­the company's existing family of aircraft for the intra-city mission. VoloConnect's distinctive hybrid lift and push design is expected to achieve certification within the...

First airport in Europe with integrated PayPal QR code directly at point-of-sale

Munich Airport is the first airport in Europe to introduce PayPal QR Code - a mobile and cash free payment system - in all stores and businesses of the Eurotrade retail subsidiary. The wholly-owned subsidiary of Munich Airport operates 41 shops from duty-free, news, watches and jewelry to high-quality fashion labels. Starting immediately, customers can shop without touching cash or card readers wi...