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West Atlantic Statement on CRJ-200 SE-DUX Accident

Following the accident involving the aircraft SE-DUX West Atlantic Sweden AB will hold a press conference at 11:00 a.m. at Best Western Tidbloms Hotel with address Olskroksgatan 23, SE 416-66 Gothenburg. The aircraft departed Oslo on route to Tromsö and declared mayday at 1:31 p.m. whereby the Swedish and Norwegian search and rescue teams were notified. The crash site was located at 3...

airberlin joins Etihad Airways' appeal to protect competition and consumer choice

airberlin filed notice to join Etihad Airways in its appeal against last week’s decision of the Administrative Court of Braunschweig to revoke the approval for 29 of its codeshare flights with airberlin. Stefan Pichler, Chief Executive Officer of airberlin said: "We are appealing against this decision because it does not serve the best interests of the travelling public. Indeed, the...

Lufthansa hires more than 4,000 new employees

2,800 flight attendants wanted at various locations. • Eurowings and Austrian Airlines are hiring 240 pilots. • More jobs for ground staff and trainees with airlines and Lufthansa Group service companies. The Lufthansa Group is hiring more than 4,000 new employees in 2016, giving the organization a top position amongst the leading German companies. “We are proud that yet again t...

EMP Finances First Emirates A380 Operating Lease Using Traditional And Islamic Capital

Munich-based aviation finance arranger EMP structured assets GmbH (EMP), working in conjunction with senior and junior lenders in Germany and Dubai has arranged the purchase of an A380-800 operating lease to Emirates from Stellwagen Finance Company Limited, the holding company for Aviation Finance Company Limited (AFC). AFC initially arranged 100% of the financing for Stellwage...

Germany Plans Spot Drug Tests On Pilots

Germany plans legislation requiring random drug and alcohol testing of pilots, hoping to reduce the risk of a repeat of the Germanwings crash in March. The plans follow the recommendation of a task-force set up by the Transport Ministry, after a pilot barricaded himself inside the cockpit of a plane operated by Germanwings and crashed it in the Alps, killing all 150 people on board. Prosecut...

New Chief Executive Finance at Lufthansa Technik

Constanze Hufenbecher succeeds Dr. Peter Jansen Change in Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG in Hamburg: The company’s Supervisory Board has appointed Constanze Hufenbecher to the Executive Board with responsibility for Finance for three years beginning February 1, 2016. She succeeds Dr. Peter Jansen, who will  step down as a member of the Executive Board of Luft...

New Berlin Airport Denies Opening Postponed Again

Officials at Berlin's long-delayed new Brandenburg Airport denied a newspaper report that the opening had been pushed back until 2018. The airport, originally due to open in 2012, has been under construction since 2006, with red tape and technical problems repeatedly delaying its inauguration. Newspaper Bild am Sonntag cited a confidential schedule from the airport's project manageme...

Lufthansa trials UAV at Frankfurt

Lufthansa has flight-tested an unmanned air vehicle at Frankfurt airport as the airline plans to employ the technology for aerial surveillance purposes for third-party customers. Together with airport operator Fraport and German air navigation service provider DFS, Lufthansa has tested a remote-controlled, camera-equipped UAV around runway 07L/25R, northwest of the...

New Lufthansa Traffic Control Center in Frankfurt since four weeks at full work

Lufthansa’s new traffic control center at Frankfurt Airport – otherwise known as the Integrated Operations Control Center (IOCC) – has now been operational for one month. The new IOCC was officially opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on 16 November. Operations and Hub Control staff are now working together from one room in the IOCC for all Lufthansa Gro...

Lufthansa to provide base maintenance for Norwegian Boeing 737-800 fleet

The Norwegian Group has extended the Total Base Maintenance Support TBS™ contract with Lufthansa Technik for its Boeing 737-800 fleet ahead of time. The  MRO contract covering Boeing 787 wheels and brakes has also been expanded. Norwegian and Lufthansa Technik signed the first contract for a TBS™ covering the airline's Boeing 737-800 fleet already in 2012. Initial...

Euro-MALE UAS Project Still Awaiting Action

Progress toward an all-European medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAS remains very slow, despite last week’s announcement that Germany would take the lead in the unmanned aircraft program and that Spain had joined. France and Italy are the other two nations that have agreed to fund a project definition (PD) study by an industrial partnership among Airbus Defence and Space; Dassault Aviat...

Nordic Aviation launches new flight route to Munich on Saturday

Nordic Aviation and its partner airline Adria Airways will start organising flights to Munich from 19 December. The return flights will initially take place once a week, and twice a week on Saturdays from February until the end of March. According to Nordic Aviation board member Erik Sakkov, there has already been a lot of interest in the Munich route. “This flight route is the result of...