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10th consecutive record-setting year for Munich Airport

Munich Airport continues to pile up records! In 2019 total traffic increased by 1.7 million, or 4 percent, to 47.9 million passengers. That was the largest increase posted by any German airport last year. For the Bavarian hub, this result represents the tenth consecutive record-setting year for total passenger traffic. The number of take-offs and landings was up by aro...

Hahn Air begins 2020 with 40 new partner airlines

Hahn Air can look back on a successful year. The market leader for distribution and ticketing solutions added 39 new carriers to its leading network of over 350 partner airlines over the course of 2019. The flights of all new partners can be issued by travel agencies around the world on the insolvency-safe Hahn Air ticket.  17 of the new partner airlines are using the produc...

Lufthansa Group plans more than 4,500 new hires in its home markets for 2020

This year the Lufthansa Group will be hiring more than 4,500 new employees in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as things stand in present; among them 3,000 hires will take place in Germany. This involves both re-placement appointments due to fluctuation and, in some cases, job increases. The focus of the recruitment planned in the DACH countries is “on the ground” with around 2,500 pos...

EME AERO has obtained EASA 145 certification as maintenance shop

The 50/50 joint venture between Lufthansa Technik and MTU Aero Engines, EME Aero, Engine Maintenance Europe service center,has completed the aviation authority certification process and obtained EASA 145 certification as a maintenance organization on 12th December, 2019. Site completion and the official open-ing of the company is planned for spring 2020. This certification is a prerequisit...

EASA Design Organisation Approval granted to Volocopter

Volocopter became First eVTOL Startup to Receive Design Organisation Approval by EASA,following a series of thorough audits. The approval is a confirmation by EASA that Volocopter is performing its tasks as an aircraft manufacturer in a controlled and safe manner. As an approved Design Organisation, Volocopter has a competitive edge in development speed, while guaranteeing the highest safety stand...

Flying measurement laboratory has already rounded the earth 85 times

The Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 "Leverkusen" is about to make its 462th measurement flight in the service of atmospheric and climate research. For 15 years now, the long-haul aircraft D-AIHE has been collecting up to 100 different trace gases, aerosol and cloud parameters on selected flights for the European research infrastructure IAGOS-CARIBIC (Civil Aircraft for the Regular Investigatio...

German Armed Forces SAR received first H145 from Airbus Helicopters

Several months before the agreed deadline, Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H145 for the German Armed Forces’ SAR to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support. A total of seven helicopters of this type were ordered to renew their ageing Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet. The Bundeswehr is also responsible for SAR&...

FAI Technik completes ADS-B and FANS installations on Bombardier Challenger 604s

FAI Technik has completed two FANS installations on two Bombardier Challenger 604s (D-AFAA and D-AFAG) during October/November.  It has also just commenced a further installation, scheduled for completion by mid-December 2019.  Simultaneously, FAI Technik GmbH has received an EASA-STC for a Garmin ADS-B solution for a Bombardier Learjet 60, designed by FAI Engineering in col...

Happy 40th anniversary - MTU Maintenance

Time to celebrate! 40th anniversary and 20,000th MTU Maintenance shop visit! The celebration was attended by local politicians including Stephan Weil, Minister President of Lower Saxony, MTU executives, employees present from the start and current apprentices. “This is a landmark occasion for MTU Maintenance,” says Reiner Winkler, Chief Executive Officer, MTU Aero E...

Faces of business aviation - meet Doug Stevens, Medical Director of FAI Air Ambulance

  During an unique event "Faces of Business Aviation", organized by European Business Aviation Association and hosted by Marian-Jean Marinescu, we had an opportunity to assist at some discoveries made by members of European Parliament. It is more than important to explain, what business aviation brings to each country economy, how many jobs, what variety of careers, connecti...

Dubai Airshow was rich on awards for FAI Aviation Group

Last week was rich on announcements in aviation industry due to Dubai Airshow. For FAI Aviation Group it became rich on Awards. The group was honored to receive Aviation Annual Achievement Award in the Anniversary Milestone category and The Recognition of its 10-year membership of MEBAA. FAI Founder and Chairman, Siegfried Axtmann, proudly accepted both of awards on behalf of the company. ...

Hahn Air joins IATA’s 25by2025 Diversity & Inclusion Initiative

Hahn Air supports the improvement of gender balance in the aviation industry by signing IATA’s industry-wide 25by2025 campaign. With 39% of its leadership positions occupied by women, the German airline and distribution specialist already surpasses the desired 25% gender ratio of the initiative. Representing Hahn Air at the signing ceremony during IATA’s Wings of Change conference in B...