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Luxaviation acquires Abelag and gives birth to one of the leading European business aviation groups


In the afternoon of 20 June 2013, Luxaviation group closed the acquisition deal of aviation company Abelag. The Luxembourgish business aviation group will take advantage of a series of synergies and will be able to significantly optimize the range of services offered to clients. As a result of the acquisition Luxaviation group relies on 300 employees including more than 100 pilots. By operating a fleet of 50 planes within its world footprint, Luxaviation group counts amongst the leading European business aviation companies. Luxaviation group... Read More »

British Airways to fly its most advanced aircraft with Thales in-flight entertainment systems onboard


The airline took delivery into the UK of its first two 787s last month, followed by its first A380 on 4 July. In 2008 British Airways agreed on a deal to purchase the Thales TopSeries In-Flight Entertainment System for its new delivery and next generation aircraft. These new aircraft feature the TopSeries System, an award winning in-flight entertainment product that offers passengers the ultimate in-flight experience. From the comfort of their own seat passengers will be able to enjoy the latest films, catch up with the latest TV programmes,... Read More »

A day in a driver’s life: visiting the future with Continental – at the IAA 2013


Product innovations going the way of the "A Day in a Driver's Life" slogan at the show Feasibility of automated driving by 2025 a highlight at the motor show Automotive supplier displays systems expertise in 1,100 m2 area Careers at Continental mark an additional focal topic during public days Full coverage of the vehicle environment by means of Surround View, new solutions like "48 Volt Eco Drive" for graduated and affordable hybridization of the powertrain, latest-generation head-up displays, surface materials with enhanced scratch-r... Read More »

A record start to the summer for Eurotunnel: more than 33,000 cars carried by Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle from Great Britain to France


In order to carry such a volume of vehicles, Eurotunnel’s Passenger Shuttles carried out 758 missions and Eurotunnel had to maintain a high frequency of departures for sustained periods with up to 5 departures per hour, meaning that a shuttle left Folkestone every 12 minutes on average. Friday 26 July was the busiest day of the week, with 10,347 passenger vehicles carried from Folkestone to Coquelles. Over the seven days to midnight on Sunday 28 July, almost 75,500 passenger vehicles (74,397 cars and 1,026 coaches) travelled between Folkesto... Read More »

Lufthansa: Aviation Pioneer


The 75th anniversary of the record flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 will be celebrated on 10th August and "Condor" is off to New York once again - this time though as a postcard motif aboard a Lufthansa aircraft: in memory of the aviation pioneer of earlier days, Lufthansa flight LH400 will carry an illustrated anniversary airmail for enthusiasts. On arrival in New York at 12.45 local time, the postcards are planned to be provided with a special stamp and then returned to Berlin to their senders. With flying time of around eight hours and thirty... Read More »

Eurojust assists in dismantling drug smuggling operation


As part of Operation INVIERNO, 36 gang members were arrested, and more than 1 500kg of hashish, one firearm, 13 vehicles, one boat, one motorcycle, more than two hundred mobile phones, numerous sets of scales and other tools used in the distribution of drugs and more than EUR 32 000 were seized. In addition, six international arrest warrants were filed. The gang’s method of transporting the hashish from Morocco used the system known as “GO FAST”, in which high-purity drugs are transported hidden in the false bottoms of vehicles. Upon arrival... Read More »

Russian giant helps Dutch military personnel redeploy from Kunduz


The transport helicopter moves all materiel that, for security or other reasons, cannot be transported by road. The helicopter with a lifting capacity of 20 tonnes has already flown three times from Kunduz in northern Afghanistan to the airport in Mazar-e Sharif to the west, from where the materiel is then transported to the Netherlands. Mission ended The police training mission ended on 1 July. The first 100 military personnel returned home last week. The last military personnel, who are responsible for redeployment, are scheduled to lea... Read More »

Lufthansa: More direct and environmentally-friendly


SATCOM is the keyword which is currently on everybody's lips at Lufthansa Cargo. Behind it is a satellite communications system which allows the freighters of the logistics specialist in the Lufthansa Group to fly even more efficiently. In July, Lufthansa Cargo completed the installation of the system in all 18 aircraft of its MD-11 fleet. Installation started in summer 2012 and will be of benefit to the environment. Thanks to the newly-installed system, Lufthansa Cargo can take more direct flights on numerous routes. One example: the possib... Read More »

Lufthansa opens new Family Check-in counters at Munich Airport to coincide with the start of the school holidays


At the Family Check-in desks, children can climb a few steps so they can watch the check-in procedure, receive their boarding pass and also a special “Best Friend” boarding pass for their teddy or cuddly toy accompanying them on their flight. “Lufthansa wants children and families to feel especially at home and we are therefore delighted that we are now also able to offer this new service at Munich,” says Thomas Klühr, Member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board, Chief Financial Officer & Hub Munich. The Family Check-in counters will rema... Read More »

Continental and Cisco show the future of connected vehicles


Traverse City, USA. Vehicle manufacturers and suppliers across the globe are looking to put future automotive innovative functions in their vehicle to help enhance the experience of owning and driving a vehicle. From drivers receiving real time traffic and navigation guidance, to passengers viewing movies via cloud based infotainment, to manufacturers keeping vehicle software updated over-the-air, to automated and driverless automobiles, the future vehicle will need to communicate with the outside world via seamless access to the Internet over ... Read More »

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