,Auntie Ju´ becomes a ,flying memorial´

Junkers Ju52 der Deutschen Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung im Flug. Foto: Andy Jacobs / 07.1986 D10-13-189
The Junkers Ju52 of Deutsche  Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung.
Foto: Andy Jacobs / 07.1986

It is one of the oldest passenger planes in the world still flying. Its many admirers at home and abroad lovingly call it “Tante Ju” (Auntie Ju) or more respectfully, the “Grande Dame of the skies”. Now the ”old-timer”, built in 1936 in the Junkers aircraft plant in Dessau has been honored as no passenger plane has ever been before. Being its first and only historic commercial aircraft, Lufthansa’s Ju 52 has been placed under protection by the Office of Historic Monuments of the Hamburg Cultural Authority.

The presentation of the official plaque signifying the Protection of Historic Monuments took place on August 22, 2015 at the Airport Days in Hamburg. At a ceremony attended by 50 distinguished guests, Continue reading “,Auntie Ju´ becomes a ,flying memorial´” »

An inspection of the ‘Hushliner’

150804_Qatar_A350_015Qatar Airways, five-star airline and national carrier of the Gulf state of Qatar, invited media representatives to a breakfast and tour of one of their four (of 80 ordered) Airbus A350 XWBs during a transit stop in Frankfurt on 4 August.
Guests were cordially met by Frédéric Gossot, Qatar Manager Germany and Austria. The Gulf airline has been using its Airbus A350 XWB twice a day from Frankfurt since March. The aircraft is nicknamed ‘Hushliner’ due to its low noise levels.
15 January saw Qatar become the world’s first customer to ‘introduce’ the ‘environmental role model’ Airbus A350 XWB in Frankfurt. And not without reason. “We chose Frankfurt in order to demonstrate to Lufthansa the strength of its Gulf competitors”, Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker explained at the event earlier this year.
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