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Lufthansa Agrees on Pay with Ground Personnel: Verdi Union

Deutsche Lufthansa on Saturday signed an agreement with services union Verdi on pay for about 33,000 ground personnel, the union and the airline said. Germany's largest airline agreed a pay increase for its ground personnel and for staff at Lufthansa-Systems, Lufthansa-Service GmbH, Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Cargo of 2.2 percent on Jan. 1, 2016 and another 2.2 percent one year la...

Pilots' Union Confident of Deal to Join Lufthansa Jobs Summit: Document

German pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit is confident it can come to a deal that will allow it to take part in a round table organized by Lufthansa management in a bid to defuse tensions with unions over job and growth prospects. Lufthansa asked unions representing the pilots, cabin crew and ground staff to the meeting on Dec. 2 but the pilots' union initially said it was be unlikely to take...

Lufthansa Cargo freighter livery designed in support of aid organisation

A Lufthansa Cargo freighter is from now on flying around the world with the footprints of 24 children on its fuselage. The carrier has turned the MD-11F registered “D-ALCH” into a flying ambassador for the aid organisation Cargo Human Care. The colourful design was presented today at Nairobi International Airport. It symbolises the motto “Step by step. Giving children...

New members join Air Cargo Community Frankfurt

The Air Cargo Community Frankfurt continues to grow after Georgi Transporte and Menian joined the trade association at Frankfurt Airport. As a result, the number of members has grown to 35, representing all the areas of the air cargo transport chain and contribute their interests and their expertise to the Community’s various competence teams. Together they develop measures and project...

Alliance Aviation Buys 21 Fokker Jets from Lufthansa Group

Alliance Aviation Services has bought 21 Fokker jets from Lufthansa Group for US$15 million (AU$20.7 million) in cash and shares in a move that will give it spare parts to help its fleet run longer, expand operations into Europe and, potentially, sell the popular aircraft to operators like Qantas and Virgin Australia. Australia's fleet of regional aircraft is ageing, given that Fokker...

328 Support Services signs five year MRO contract with Private Wings

328 Support Services and German-based Private Wings have signed a five year follow on MRO contract Private Wings is one of the largest Dornier 328 operators in Europe, operating a fleet of eight 328-100 turboprops and two 328 jets out of its base at the general aviation terminal of Manching Airport (near Ingolstadt). Founded in 1991, independently owned Private Wings offers ad hoc charter,an...

First Bell 407GXP purchased in Germany

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the sale of the first Bell 407GXP to Germany. The aircraft will be outfitted for corporate and VIP transport, which continues to be a popular market segment throughout Europe. Dr. Ernst Langner and Nataly Langner signed for the Bell 407GXP at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention and Exhibition and...

Lufthansa Goes On Charm Offensive With Unions

Lufthansa has invited the main three unions representing its staff to a round table discussion on job and retirement schemes, as the carrier tries to improve relations with staff after damaging strikes. The airline has asked unions representing pilots, cabin crew and ground staff to a meeting on December 2 to discuss retirement and pension schemes as well as job prospects at Lufthansa. Lufth...

Angela Merkel opens the new Lufthansa Integrated Operations Control Center

Today Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel visited the Lufthansa Group in Frankfurt. The visit to the facility was occasioned by the opening of the new traffic control center (Integrated Operations Control Center – IOCC), an exchange with apprentices, as well as the naming ceremony of an Airbus A380. Angela Merkel began her visit by officially opening Lufthansa’s new traffic control...

Lufthansa Technik's new seating concept passed certification tests

This certification allows owners, operators, and designers to choose from thousands of possible chair™ configurations to match the need of a particular cabin environment. The ETSO (European Technical Standard Orders) / TSO (Technical Standard Orders) certificate is in process and will be issued over the next few months. The chair™ is based on an innovative pedestal design upon which...

Lufthansa Union Threatens Further Strikes

Lufthansa's main cabin crew union threatened further industrial action on Friday as workers protested at Frankfurt airport at the end of a week-long strike which grounded most of the airline's flights. "This strike will end tonight, but if management doesn't change, then strikes will be possible again at any time," Nicoley Baublies, head of the union, told staff. Relati...

End in sight for Lufthansa strike

After the end of the longest strike in the company’s history, Lufthansa will already return to almost normal operations on Saturday and will offer its customers the usual service as soon as possible. All scheduled long-haul connections will be able to operate on the day. Furthermore the long-haul connections from Frankfurt to Hong Kong, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, which we...