Economy of Germany

December 11, 2007 - 12:03pm

Germany-based airline Lufthansa and NetJets Europe (NJE) are embroiled in a disagreement over the recently announced termination of their partnership of Lufthansa Private Jet. Specifically, the clash is about when the actual date of the termination becomes effective. Lufthansa insists the agreement is valid until February, but NJE is asserting Lufthansa has already used all of its share-allocated flight hours.

November 30, 2007 - 11:18am

Lufthansa Technik has won a contract to do the first interior for an executive version of Boeing’s new 747-8. The owner, whose identity has not been disclosed, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Hamburg, Germany-based interiors shop early last month. Lufthansa Technik expects the job to require as much as 18 months. This will be the company’s 16th 747 executive completion project.

November 30, 2007 - 10:21am

German interiors specialist Lufthansa Technik will be providing its network integrated cabin equipment (Nice) system to Bombardier as standard equipment on the Canadian manufacturer’s Challenger 300. Nice is a digital-based cabin-management and entertainment package that includes an iPod docking station to stream the audio output.

November 12, 2007 - 6:43am

Lufthansa Systems (LHS) is here introducing the electronic flight folder (EFF), a new feature in its Lido eFlightBag that allows crewmembers to download last-minute flight briefing documents as simply as airport charts.

November 11, 2007 - 7:19pm

Lufthansa Systems (LHS) is here introducing the electronic flight folder (EFF), a new feature in its Lido eFlightBag that allows crewmembers to download last-minute flight briefing documents as simply as airport charts.

November 5, 2007 - 10:24am

Lufthansa Technik expects to complete construction of a $71.26 million 161,000-sq-ft production facility at its Hamburg location in early 2009.

October 11, 2007 - 7:19am

Completions of corporate and VIP aircraft were worth $111 million in sales to Lufthansa Technik last year, an increase of 20 percent over the 2001 figure. “A big VIP aircraft completion represents between 100,000 and 200,000 working hours,” noted executive board chairman August Wilhelm Hennigsen. “Currently our capacity is fully utilized through most of the third quarter.” But the market is fierce.

October 8, 2007 - 5:26am

Shown to passengers on transatlantic TWA flights, the first full-length feature film to play on an airliner was 1961’s By Love Possessed, starring Lana Turner and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Marking a milestone that history may well hold in equally high regard, Lufthansa on May 17 gave passengers on Flight LH452 from Munich to Los Angeles the opportunity to be the first in the world to surf the Internet on a revenue airline flight.

October 3, 2007 - 11:35am

The Lufthansa Technik-led Platinet support program for business aircraft operators is up and running. The German aircraft maintenance and completions firm has assembled an initial group of partners for the service and is now looking to expand the geographical scope of the support network.

September 26, 2007 - 10:30am

Amid growing concerns about the shrinking base of aviation technical personnel, Lufthansa Technik is taking proactive steps to ensure that there are enough technicians to meet its future needs.

 
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