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Finishing touches for German governmental A350 XWB
Clement Charpentreau
Finishing touches for German governmental A350 XWB

The first A350 of the Luftwaffe, the German Air Force, flew from Toulouse, France to Hamburg, Germany, to receive a transitional cabin. The aircraft will be used for transportation by German officials, hopefully putting an end to the strike of mishaps involving the country’s governmental planes....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Lufthansa softens position on government aid?

Lufthansa officially announced that the airline group is in negotiations with the German government to grant them an aid package worth $9.7 billion (€9 billion). However, the strings that are attached previously irked Lufthansa's executives. Have they changed their stance?...


AeroTime Team
Germany pledges €550M lifeline to ailing Condor

Condor, a former subsidiary of the bankrupt Thomas Cook group, says the German government has pledged to give it another €294 million loan to keep it afloat. The governmental aid comes after the carrier found itself in trouble for the second time in half a year “through no fault of its own”, in Condor CEO’s words....


Clement Charpentreau
Germany picks Boeing F-18 to replace aging Tornado fleet

Germany has officially confirmed to the United States that it would acquire 45 F/A-18 Super Hornets from Boeing to replace part of the Panavia Tornado fleet.  ...


Clement Charpentreau
Brussels Airlines to receive state aid, chairman says

Brussels Airlines, a subsidiary of the German group Lufthansa, is expecting to receive aid from the Belgian state to alleviate the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on the air transport industry, according to the company’s chairman. In parallel, the company still plans to close eight of its routes and downsize operations....


Clement Charpentreau
Germany considers Condor nationalization after Polish sale fails

The German government could be on the verge of nationalizing the Condor, a former subsidiary of the late Thomas Cook group. The airline was initially supposed to be acquired by the owner of LOT Polish Airlines, but the agreement reportedly fell through....


AeroTime Team
FedEx flight FX5092 reports emergency and diverts to Cologne

A FedEx flight from Liege (Belgium) to Dubai (UAE) was diverted to Cologne (Germany) after declaring an emergency....


Clement Charpentreau
German A400M evacuates two French coronavirus patients

An A400M Atlas transporter of the Luftwaffe was used to transport patients hospitalized in Strasbourg, France, towards Ulm, in Germany, in an effort to relieve the overcrowded hospitals of Alsace....


Clement Charpentreau
Frankfurt airport suspends operations after drone sightings

Drone sightings in Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) halted operations for more than an hour, forcing around 80 flights to be either canceled or diverted....


AeroTime Team
France, Germany sign European next gen fighter jet prototype deal

After long-lasting deliberations, France and Germany have officially agreed to develop a prototype of the next generation fighter jet. The deal, which is valued at €150 million over two years, has an objective to see the European combat plane demonstrator take to the skies by 2026....