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OHS Aviation Services completes 15th full vip refurbishment on Bombardier Global Express

OHS Aviation Services, the interior refurbishment specialist, headquatered in Berlin Schönefeld SXF, has just completed its 15th full vip refurbishment on a Bombardier Global cabin for an undisclosed private customer. "We are proud to have successfully performed another high quality cabin refurbishment in-house in less than eight weeks, says the ceo of OHS, Ornulf Hilar...

Lufthansa steps up service for premium passengers to Arabian Gulf

Lufthansa is stepping up its premium offering on flights to the Arabian Gulf as the region’s big three carriers raise the stakes in pampering passengers. The German flag carrier will introduce its “premium economy” class on all of its flights to the Gulf from October 25. It will also open a lounge at Dubai International Airport – Concourse D – the new terminal t...

Lufthansa Technik Delivers First of Three VVIP Boeing 747-8 Aircraft

Following a completion period that lasted more than two years, Lufthansa Technik's Completion Center in Hamburg has returned the first of three Boeing 747-8s currently being converted by the company back to an undisclosed customer. This project was one of the most complex undertaken by Lufthansa Technik in its long history of completions owing to a cabin size of some 440 square meters and the...

Bell Helicopter expands Service Facility network in Germany

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announces today that it is adding Agrarflug Helilift, located in Ahren, Germany, to its Bell Helicopter Authorized Customer Service Facility network. With thirty years of experience in the industry, Agrarflug Helilift is an established operator with over 40 helicopters in its fleet and offers charter services, aircraft maintenance and training ...

World's Fastest In-flight Broadband Coming to Lufthansa

For those who cherish escaping the constant deluge of emails that flying 35,000 feet above ground affords, peace and quiet might soon be shattered. British satellite company Inmarsat has partnered with Deutsche Telekom to bring super-fast Internet to fliers in Europe, enabling them to use their smartphones at same speed in the air as they do on the ground. The service will be the fastest on...

Small Planet Airlines GmbH is launching flights from Germany

Leisure carrier Small Planet Airlines GmbH made its first flight from Germany after signing an agreement with virtual airline and an air broker Involatus Carrier Consulting GmbH. The company will carry passengers from the following Germany and Switzerland airports: Bremen, Hanover, Hamburg, Munster, Dusseldorf, and Zurich. Passengers will fly to Canary Islands, Fuerteventura and La Palma. &ldqu...

MHS Aviation becomes first German G650 operator

MHS Aviation has taken delivery of Germany’s first Gulfstream G650. The aircraft, registered as D-AYSM (MSN 6146), arrived at Saarbrücken Airport on October 5. “We are proud to be the first operator in Germany to operate a new Gulfstream 650, an excellent aircraft with an outstanding performance and cutting edge technology.” Andreas Otto, CEO of MHS Aviatio...

airberlin starts off the fall season with stable capacity utilization

In September 2015, airberlin transported a total of 3,160,104 passengers. In light of an extensive capacity reduction by 7.2 percent, the number of passengers decreased by 6.4 percent as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year. Analogously, the revenue passenger kilometers (RPK) traveled within airberlin’s global flight route network decreased by 7.2 percent to 4.631 billion...

Lübeck, Germany files for insolvency - again

Puren Germany GmbH, the Chinese firm which acquired ownership of Flughafen Lübeck GmbH in July last year, has filed for insolvency. The airport said in a statement that despite the filing, it is continuing to provide Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) and its passengers with full operations. Owned by Chinese investment firm PuRen Group, Puren Germany had planned to develop L&...

Fraport Begins Construction of Frankfurt Airport Terminal 3

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) operator Fraport AG began construction on Terminal 3 (T3) on Oct. 5. The first phase, which will handle up to 14 million passengers annually, is expected to open in 2022. The new terminal, which has been in the planning stages for more than 15 years, is an integral part of Fraport's airport expansion program. Fraport AG's investment in T3 is reportedly...

Lufthansa Group opens up new winter holiday destinations

The Lufthansa Group Airlines – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Germanwings, Eurowings, Lufthansa andSWISS – will become even more attractive for leisure travellers this winter, as the airlines are adding more destinations that appeal to tourists and leisure travelers to their schedules. As always, passengers can trust in the first-rate service, the quality and the reliabilit...

DVB Bank and aireg are developing financing options for alternative aviation fuels

DVB Bank SE  is strengthening its commitment to sustainability and has joined aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V. As both announced today, DVB Bank, as the leading specialist for international transport financing, will support the climate efforts of the aviation industry in Germany. aireg has been working on the development and market introduc...