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Lufthansa celebrates 75th anniversary of first non-stop transatlantic flight of a land-based passenger aircraft

A Focke-Wulf Fw200.

Thousands of people had gathered at the Floyd Bennett Field of New York Airport on 11th August 1938. Shortly before 16.00 hours local time, a Focke-Wulf Fw 200 “Condor” landed to the enthusiastic cheers of the onlookers. The aircraft, with registration letters D-ACON, had taken off from Berlin the previous day on this special flight [...]


Lufthansa to try ’1,000-foot acceleration’


Lufthansa is set to change its take-off procedure for all departures outside Germany, thereby implementing worldwide standards. As of today (1 June 2013), the altitudes for using the climb thrust and for further accelerating Lufthansa aircraft at take-off will change from 1,500 feet (approx. 457 metres) to 1,000 feet (approx. 305 metres). This procedure is [...]


AMREF receives 200,000 Euros at Berlin Airshow

From ILA 2012 press office The “Flying Doctors” of the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) have received 200,000 Euros at the ILA 2012 Airshow in Berlin, Germany. The cheque was presented by Günter Nooke, the Federal Chancellor’s Commissioner for Africa, and was received on behalf of AMREF by actor Harald Krassnitzer. Nooke is also [...]

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Emirates keen to include Berlin in its route network

From ILA 2012 press office Dubai-based airline, Emirates, has reiterated its desire to introduce flights to Berlin, Germany, as soon as possible. The current aviation agreement between Germany and the United Arab Emirates only provides for flights to four German airports, and consequently the airline would have to relinquish one of its existing destinations: Düsseldorf, [...]

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