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Incident: Lufthansa B748 Near Frankfurt on Oct 24. 2015, Hydraulic Leak

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-800, registration D-ABYN performing flight LH-754 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Bangalore (India), was climbing out of Frankfurt when the crew stopped the climb at FL230, descended the aircraft to FL200, dumped fuel and returned to Frankfurt for a safe landing on runway 25C about 90 minutes after departure. The aircraft taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail...

Lufthansa ‘pods’ at Frankfurt and Munich airports let parents record bedtime story for their kids

Stories are an important part of childhood. Not only do children learn language or lessons about how the world works, but storytelling also forms a strong bond between parents and their kids. Reading rituals are important, but working parents who travel a lot have to miss out sometimes. What if they could tell bedtime stories even though they have to catch a plane? That’s the premise behi...

Lufthansa’s Airbus A380 refurb shows the airline’s direction

Five years after receiving its first Airbus A380 aircraft, Lufthansa has completed refitting its entire fleet with fully flat business class seats, premium economy and inflight connectivity. During a summertime tour of D-AIMN in Lufthansa Technik’s Frankfurt hangar, RGN took a fine-toothed comb to the passenger experience improvements (and what could be considered a few&n...

Lufthansa Adds New Flights from Munich to Denver

The direct flights to the Rocky Mountains will be operated alongside the airline’s existing program of flights from Frankfurt From summer 2016 onwards, Lufthansa passengers can make the most of an expanded program of flights to North America, with Lufthansa introducing new non-stop flights from Munich to Denver on 11th May 2016. The connection has been allocated flight number LH 480 and w...

Lufthansa offers cabin personnel continued top remuneration and top pension provision

• Pension provision: cabin staff who choose to fly longer to receive significantly higher pensions (or substantial lump-sum payment) • One-off EUR 20 million payment by Lufthansa into company pension fund for cabin personnel • All 19,000-odd cabin personnel of Lufthansa German Airlines to remain entitled to transitional pension provisions • Remuneration offer: one-off...

Fraport expands electric vehicle fleet at Frankfurt Airport

10 new passenger cars and a new prototype container-transporter join the Frankfurt Airport company’s growing e-fleet Airport operator Fraport AG continues to expand its fleet of electric-powered vehicles at the company’s Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base with the addition of 10 more electric cars, as well as a prototype container-transport vehicle to be used in ground handling&...

Bell Helicopter seals deal with AMGH for 8 bell 206-4S

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced the sale of eight Bell 206L-4s to Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH). AMGH is one of the largest independent providers of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) in the world, and the aircraft will be configured for HEMS missions and operated by Air Evac Lifeteam, an AMGH subsidiary. Deliveries are scheduled to begin next year. The contr...

Bavarian companies back third runway at Munich Airport

The construction of the third runway at Munich Airport in the near future will be vital for the ongoing competitiveness of the Bavarian economy, according to a new study. German business association VBW, which represents the interests of the state’s business community, states that Munich Airport “is a decisive factor behind the high level of prosperity in Bavaria.&rdq...

EASA lays out plan to prevent Germanwings crash recurrence

European safety regulators are to host an aircrew medical fitness workshop by the end of this year, as part of an action plan aimed to prevent a repetition of the Germanwings Airbus crash last March. None of the 150 occupants of the A320 survived after the first officer, alone in the cockpit, adjusted the jet’s altitude selector and placed it on a collision course with high terr...

Lufthansa cabin crew negotiations fail, strike possible

Lufthansa’s flight attendant union, UFO, has announced the latest round of talks between the airline and cabin crew workers have failed, and further strike actions could be possible. UFO, rejecting Lufthansa’s latest offer, said in a statement that elementary points such as job security were missing and negotiations “failed completely.” UFO represents around...

Munich Airport's new satellite terminal almost completed

Comprehensive testing and intensive "dress re-hearsals" as the official opening approaches Munich Airport's new satellite terminal looks close to completion. Inside, however, crews are working full speed ahead to complete the interior. Before the building goes into full operation in April of the coming year, a series of tests and extensive trial operations are scheduled. With 4...

Small Planet Airlines GmbH teams with TUI Deutschland

Leisure carrier Small Planet Airlines GmbH is strengthening its positions in the German market flying from two new locations – Bremen and Paderborn. The company has revealed it started cooperating with Germany’s leading tour operator, and during the next holiday season it will fly to Rhodes, Heraklion, Kos, Menorca, Burgas. “Working with the most popular travel organizer is th...