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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...

Fraport-Copelouzos Consortium signs contracts for managing 14 Greek Airports

Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide and its Greek partner Copelouzos Group signed contracts with the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund for the 40-year concessions to operate, manage, develop and maintain 14 regional airports in Greece. The transaction closing is expected during the autumn of 2016, at which time full payment of the €1.234 billion upfront concession f...

ExecuJet Secures First Germany IS-BAH Approval

ExecuJet’s Berlin facility this week became the first FBO in Germany to achieve certification under the International Standard for Business Aviation Handling (IS-BAH). A joint program between International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IBAC) and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), IS-BAHincorporates a safety management system in all aspects of F...

Fliegers: 3 top aviation-inspired watches from Germany

The key design elements of timepieces made for 1940s German Air Force pilots - legibility and a black dial face with white markings - have inspired countless watches since, but there's nothing to beat the real deal, writes Abid Rahman High fliegers Like most sane, sensible and non-weird people, I like to google myself. Often. And after some expert googling I was surprised to learn that...

Airberlin is first to offer 3G mobile connectivity to passengers

  fLightWhile 3G mobile telecommunications and its successor 4G have been established for some time on the ground, it may surprise some readers to learn that inflight mobile connectivity has been limited to 2.5G EDGE for several years. But that is now changing. AeroMobile is celebrating the world’s first inflight 3G service on board an Airbus A330-200 operated by customer airberlin....

SR Technics will provide MRO services for Airbus family CFM56 engines till 2024

SR Technics, one of the world’s leading providers of technical services to airlines, and airberlin, Germany’s second largest carrier, announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to provide ongoing Engine Services. The MOU confirms that SR Technics will maintain, repair and overhaul both airberlin's Airbus A330 PW4000-100" (PW4168)...

Lufthansa, Not Qatar, to Be Airbus A320neo Launch Operator

Airbus is making a last-minute swap and now plans to deliver the first Airbus A320neo to Lufthansa, not to Qatar Airways. According to industry sources, the change was made because of operational restrictions that are still in place for the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engine, pending some hardware and software changes. Pratt is working on hardware changes to the bearing of the engine shaft and...

Expansion of Airbus A350 logistics Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services GmbH

Lufthansa Technik AG is stepping up its capacities for the support of the Airbus A350: a symbolic groundbreaking marked the beginning of the expansion of a highly modern warehouse for the spare parts supply at the Munich location. The ceremony took place on December 8, 2015, in the presence of Dr. Thomas Stüger, member of the executive board of Lufthansa Technik, D...

Lufthansa Passenger Arrested After Fumbling with Door During Flight

A Jordanian-American male passenger was restrained by crew members on a Belgrade-bound Lufthansa flight on Sunday after fumbling with the emergency exit door, a spokesman for the German carrier said. The man, a Jordanian with a United States passport, kept changing seats after takeoff and started tampering with the emergency exit door about one hour into the flight from Frankfurt, the spokesman...