States of Germany

February 27, 2008 - 5:34am

Defenders of Berlin Tempelhof Airport in downtown Berlin have reported significant progress in their fight to keep the downtown airport open. At least 170,000 favorable votes are required for a full public referendum, and by the middle of last month the vote count had reached 190,000. Bernd Gans, president of the German business aviation association, told AIN he anticipates more than 200,000 in total.

February 14, 2008 - 10:59am

Defenders of Berlin Tempelhof Airport in downtown Berlin have reported significant progress in their fight to keep the German airfield open, as they have gathered the 170,000 favorable votes required for a full public referendum. Earlier this week, the vote count had reached 190,000, and Bernd Gans, president of the German business aviation association, told AIN he anticipates more than 200,000 by tomorrow’s deadline.

February 14, 2008 - 10:59am

Defenders of Berlin Tempelhof Airport in downtown Berlin have reported significant progress in their fight to keep the German airfield open, as they have gathered the 170,000 favorable votes required for a full public referendum. Earlier this week, the vote count had reached 190,000, and Bernd Gans, president of the German business aviation association, told AIN he anticipates more than 200,000 by tomorrow’s deadline.

January 11, 2008 - 10:55am

Although plans to build Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport have been progressing more slowly than anticipated, Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) remains confident that the new facility will eventually be built on the grounds of the current Schönefeld Airport, giving the company a major boost in activities and a solid base for growth.

December 27, 2007 - 9:51am

Defenders of Berlin Tempelhof airport, which is scheduled to close in October, report some progress in their bid to keep it open. As of early last month, more than half of the required votes had been gathered, and two sponsors are facilitating logistics to ensure that there are enough votes to force a public referendum.

December 18, 2007 - 6:42am

A German federal court has granted Berlin Tempelhof Airport a reprieve from closure. The historic, downtown facility had been facing closure on October 30, but it will now be allowed to remain open at least until the future of the proposed new Brandenburg International Airport has been settled.

November 6, 2007 - 3:05am

Zenda Leather, well known among automobile and furniture manufacturers for more than 100 years, is growing wings. The Montevideo, Uruguay company–the largest supplier of leather to Audi and second largest to BMW–made a surprise U.S. appearance in September at the NBAA Convention in Atlanta.

September 20, 2007 - 11:31am

Zenda Leather (Booth No. 8923) may be a new name in the aviation industry, but the company’s assorted line of leather upholstery is well known to automobile and furniture manufacturers.

February 6, 2007 - 5:36am

The city of Hamburg, Germany, has accepted two new EC 135s for police duties. Christened Libelle (Dragonfly) One and Two, the Eurocopter twins replace older BO 105s.

The deliveries coincide with the 40th anniversary of the police air unit, which is based at the Lufthansa Repair Center in Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel. Missions cover northeast Lower Saxony, the western part of Mecklenburg-Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein.

February 2, 2007 - 4:10am

Operators at Berlin Tempelhof airport last month challenged a local court recommendation that offered only to postpone closure of the downtown airport by a year, to October 31 next year. A final court decision is now delayed indefinitely. A decision to keep the airport open–limited to certain types of operational use such as business aviation–is still possible.

 
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