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DC Aviation Group - successful upgrade of a Global 5000 with the Gogo SCS Elite

The DC Aviation Group has completed the successful upgrade of a Global 5000 with the Gogo Elite Smart Cabin System. The aircraft was also equipped with an Inmarsat SwiftBroadband High Data Rate Service and a new satellite communication system. With the upgrade of a Global 5000 with the Gogo Elite Smart Cabin System (SCS Elite), an Inmarsat SwiftBroadband High Data Rate Service and a new satel...

Lufthansa expands touristic offer to include two additional sunny destinations in the Canary Islands

Just in time for the start of the autumn holidays in Germany, Lufthansa will be offering two new sunny destinations from Frankfurt: Gran Canaria and Tenerife. The Canary Islands are particularly popular holiday destinations during the autumn and winter holidays because of their ideal climatic conditions. With lots of sunshine, the temperatures are pleasantly warm throughout the winter. Starting...

Opening of the BER Airport on 31 October 2020

With the opening of BER Airport, all air traffic in the German capital region will be concentrated in one location. Berlin is a tourist magnet, a political centre and a trade fair city. Brandenburg is an up-and-coming economic region with global players such as Tesla and attracts holidaymakers from around the world with sights such as the Sanssouci Palace. The new airport location is thu...

RUAG MRO International commissions new paint shop

RUAG MRO International has made a sustainable investment in the future of the Oberpfaffenhofen site by commissioning a new combined painting and drying shop for aircraft components. Customers benefit from the highest quality and reduced throughput times. The aircraft painting facility in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich has recently been equipped with a new combined painting and drying shop....

Successful 48-month check on a Challenger 605 - DC Aviation Group

DC Aviation Maintenance team at Stuttgart Airport has successfully completed a 48-month check on a Challenger 605. The comprehensive maintenance work included a full cabin refurbishment using the latest materials and painting work. In addition, an extended upgrade of the Proline 21 avionics system was implemented. This includes the installation of ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broad...

Airbus starts Hamburg deliveries with sustainable aviation fuel

Airbus is expanding its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) operations, now including aircraft deliveries from its site in Hamburg, Germany. Air Transat took delivery of two brand new A321LR on lease from AerCap. Both used a 10 per cent sustainable aviation fuel blend to fly the aircraft from Hamburg to Montreal, Canada, non-stop. Airbus has already successfully established SAF flights out of Hambu...

Condor boosts fuel economy with SITA eWAS

German leisure airline Condor is making significant enhancements to fuel optimization through the deployment of eWAS to more than 700 pilots and dispatchers. The signing with SITA’s aircraft domain of expertise – which includes the provision of eWAS Pilot and eWAS Dispatch applications – brings several major benefits for the popular holiday airline. As severe weather events...

Second set of measures for Lufthansa restructuring program

The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved a second set of measures as part of its overall restructuring program in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. With the first set of measures launched in early April it had been decided, among other things, to reduce the fleet by 100 aircraft and not to resume the flight operations of Germanwings. Following the approval by Lufthansa shareh...

FAI partners with Atalanta Golden Yachts to provide private jet charter service

FAI rent-a-jet signed a MoU with Greece-based leading luxury yacht management company, Atalanta Golden Yachts to provide luxury VIP air charter services. Effective immediately, FAI will offer Atalanta Golden Yacht charter clients the opportunity to fly privately from an airport of their choice anywhere in the world directly to an airport closest to their chosen embarkation port in G...

Game-Changing Piston Engine RED A03 Selected by PRO-Avia For Twin Engine Aircraft

RED Aircraft GmbH has just announced that its RED A03 Engine has been incorporated at the design stage of PRO-Avia’s new twin-engine aircraft. PRO-Avia is a Russian company engaged in the implementation, maintenance, and refinement of aviation equipment. RED Aircraft GmbH, on the other hand, is a noted provider of engine and powertrain development engineering services.  PRO-Avia has...

Centogene and MediCare collaborate with Lufthansa to offer customers fast PCR corona tests

Starting today, Lufthansa customers can decide if they want to be tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus before departing from or after arriving at Frankfurt airport. Lufthansa partner Centogene has opened a special facility, offering customers PCR (polymerase chain reaction) corona tests. These tests require only a throat swab and are certified by the relevant health authorities of Lufthansa&r...

Increasing flight connections - Munich Airport Terminal 1 back in operation

Areas C, D, and E set to resume operations from July 8 Passenger numbers now up to 10,000 a day and rising More and more long-haul routes also being reactivated Terminal 1 at Munich Airport, where passenger operations were temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus crisis, is set to open its doors to passengers again very soon. Terminal areas C, D, and E will resume operations initia...