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Ready to Fly Safely - Frankfurt Airport

Amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic, Frankfurt Airport is getting ready to ramp up passenger flights again. Fraport, its owner and operator, is taking comprehensive steps to prevent contagion in the currently used areas of Terminal 1 and comply with the requirements imposed by the responsible health authorities. “We attach top priority to the safety and health of our passengers and e...

The best airport in Europe again - passengers choose Munich Airport

Munich Airport is still top in Europe: At the annual “World Airport Awards” conferred by renowned London-based aviation consultancy Skytrax, the Bavarian air transportation hub was again awarded the title of “Best Airport in Europe”. In the worldwide ranking, Munich improved by two spots compared with the previous year to an outstanding fifth place. Among airports with annu...

First Lufthansa Technik agreement for technical and engineering support on an Airbus A380

Lufthansa Technik's new technical and engineering services for temporary operational changes from passenger to cargo aircraft have met with great interest in the aviation market. So far, the cabin modification experts of the company have received enquiries from more than 40 airlines. More than 15 projects for different aircraft types are already in the implementation phase. A special highlight...

Optimized dates for AERO 2021

Next year AERO will be delayed by a week and take place from Apr. 21 to 24, 2021. Originally, the organizers had been targeting Apr. 14 to 17. "An event being postponed for internal reasons has opened up the possibility of pushing back the AERO 2021 in order to avoid overlapping with the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, and SUN ‘n FUN in the United States. This allows u...

Pax to Cargo Conversions for medical supplies

Lufthansa Technik has obtained Engineering Order Specific Tailsign approvals from the German Federal Aviation Authority for four Lufthansa passenger aircraft. They will from now on transport medical goods to meet the growing demand for airfreight during the coronavirus crisis. Within 36 hours, the Airbus A330-300 aircraft were modified for cargo transport. The prerequisite for such a conversion fr...

Lufthansa Airbus A350s landing twice daily with protective equipment from China

To do its part in addressing the covid-19 crisis, Lufthansa is currently operating two daily flights carrying protective equipment from China to Munich Airport with Airbus A350 long-range jetliners. Under normal circumstances, Lufthansa's A350 fleet carries passengers to intercontinental destinations in North and South America and in Asia. The special daily cargo flights from Beijing a...

Lufthansa temporarily decommissions A340-600 fleet and almost completes repatriation flight program

Around 90,000 travellers were flown home by the airlines. The rapidly spreading Coronavirus pandemic and the travel restrictions imposed worldwide as a result have triggered the return of an unprecedented number of holidaymakers and travellers since mid-March. After just over a month, the repatriation programmes of various European governments and numerous tourism providers have almost been f...

Helicopters fights corona – exchange of experience on a global level as part of the new EUROPEAN ROTORS trade fair

Helicopters play an outstanding role in the current health crisis due to their special flight characteristics. They are not only important for the transfer of infectious and ventilated patients from hospital to hospital, but they also secure relevant infrastructure through monitoring flights. The outbreak of the coronavirus has triggered a global crisis that has brought normal life to a stand...

Gradual restart of operations planned for MTU Aero Engines

Following the current three-week suspension of operations, MTU Aero Engines is planning a gradual restart of operations at its German sites. Capacities will be increased according to demand and the situation in the supply chain. Extensive measures have been prepared to protect employees’ health. Short-time working will apply from April 20, 2020, at the company’s largest facility in...

Lufthansa Cargo brings eight million protective masks in Munich

A Lufthansa Cargo aircraft carrying eight million protective masks on board landed in Munich, late Tuesday afternoon. The Boeing 777F, named "Olá Brazil", departed Shanghai earlier this morning and after a brief stopover in the South Korean capital Seoul, the aircraft continued its flight to Munich, where it landed punctually at 5:50 pm. The aircraft was welcomed personally by...

RED Aircraft Receives AS9100 Aerospace QMS Standard Certification

RED Aircraft announced that they have recently received their certificate of Aerospace Standard EN 9100:2018. This standard is based on ISO 9001: 2015 and is technically equivalent to AS9100 D and JISQ 9100: 2016. AS9100 is the international quality management system standard specifically for the aerospace and defense industry. RED Aircraft has received this certification from AirCert, one of...

Lufthansa Group extends repatriation flight schedule until 3 May

Due to the continuing travel restrictions, Lufthansa decided to extend its repatriation flight schedule, which was originally scheduled to run until 19 April, until 3 May. This also means that all remaining flights of the original flight schedule between 25 April and 3 May will be cancelled. Flights which were planned to operate until 24 April were cancelled at an earlier date. As of today, 2...