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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....


Clement Charpentreau
European fighter jet demonstrator receives German greenlight

The members of the Bundestag, the German Parliament, have approved the funding for the development of a technology demonstrator of the New Generation Fighter (NGF) on February 12, 2020. The approval comes as a decisive step for the Future Air Combat System (FCAS) program to move forward. However, the vote did not erase all their reservations....


Clement Charpentreau
Bundestag votes to decide the future of European fighter jet

The German Parliament, the Bundestag, is due to vote on the production contract for the demonstrator of the Future Combat Air System, the European project which brings together France, Germany, and Spain to create a new fighter jet....


Clement Charpentreau
Thomas Cook: Condor taken over by LOT Polish airlines

The Polish airline LOT has demonstrated its ambition of joining Europe’s big aviation groups league by announcing its intention to acquire Condor, the former subsidiary of the bankrupt tour operator Thomas Cook. Following the collapse of its parent company in September 2019, the German leisure airline managed to maintain its flights up until now thanks to a public loan....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Condor confirms new routes from Berlin-Schönefeld

Condor, the German leisure airline and a former subsidiary of Thomas Cook, announced new routes from Berlin's Schönefeld Airport (SXF) to popular leisure destinations in Europe, citing commitment from tour operators:...


Ruta Burbaite
Lufthansa A340 reaches the Atlantic, U-turns back to Germany

If long-haul flights were not exhausting enough, passengers on a scheduled Lufthansa flight to New York on December 9, 2019, learned how frustrating the trips can be. Especially when you end up where you started (or somewhere nearby). Having reached the Atlantic, Lufthansa Flight LH404 was forced to turn back to Germany due to an issue with the hydraulics system, but could not land at its point of origin....