Ryanair takes over Laudamotion

According to Laudamotion, the airline is now a 100% subsidiary of Ryanair Holding/Foto: Reuters

As was announced yesterday, Ryanair, Europe’s largest low-cost airline, has completely taken over Laudamotion, the airline of Niki Lauda, and expanding in Vienna …

The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has taken over all shares of Laudamotion. Ryanair previously held 75 per cent of the Austrian airline Laudamotion, Niki Lauda Holding the remaining 25 per cent. According to Laudamotion, the airline is now a 100% subsidiary of Ryanair Holding.
Laudamotion has an ambitious growth plan. In the summer, the fleet is to be expanded from 19 to 25 aircraft and by the 2021/22 financial year to 40 aircraft. The airline then intends to carry ten million passengers – in the first business year after its foundation in 2018, the company expects four million passengers and losses of around 140 million euros. However, the company has no long-haul plans. Company boss Gruber explained that he expects a maximum loss of 50 million euros in the second business year. In the third business year, the airline is expected to fly profitably.

The situation at Vienna International Airport is getting even tighter, the rush of low-cost airlines continues….

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Sources: dpa, mirror online, Laudamotion, Visionsblog.info

Music and stories of a border crosser

Norbert Brandtner (styrian harmonica), Johanna Holzner (harp), Manuel Haitzmann (tuba)/Foto: Johanna Wenninger-Muhr

Without his “Zugin”, the Styrian harmonica, Norbert Brandtner does not go anywhere. In the last six years, the Pinzgauer from Unken, with around 700 sheep and a dog, mostly a Bordercollie, moved through the Swiss Alps from May to September as a shepherd during his time off from university.

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Today’s communication between pilots and air traffic controllers: stone-age?

The work of air traffic controllers will in future be gradually replaced by artificial intelligence says Carl-Herbert Rokitansky/Photo: FlickR

The computer scientist Carl-Herbert Rokitansky speaks of “Stone Age´” when one considers that the communication between air traffic controllers and pilots is still analogous today. Rokitansky, who was involved in the development of the Internet as a young researcher at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), now heads the Aerospace Research Group at the University of Salzburg, after working on the development of mobile radio networks and the construction of automatic truck tolling systems on motorways. Continue reading “Today’s communication between pilots and air traffic controllers: stone-age?” »

The future of the airways

Photo: sesarju

Flying should become even faster and more environmentally friendly, and more flights will be flown on direct routes in the future and detours will be abolished. In Salzburg, the SESAR INNOVATION DAYS, an EU congress of aviation experts from all over the world, has been taking place from 3-7 December.
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Looking and reaching for the stars

Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund, CEO of the German Aerospace Center (DLR)/Photo: Johanna Wenninger-Muhr

At the “Economic Summit Germany 2018” on 22 September in Frankfurt am Main, the day of critical self-reflection with the provocative question “Germany at a standstill?” there was also the question whether Germany is at a standstill in the field of research and development, Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund (picture above), CEO of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), answered: “In research, we need to look and reach for the stars in order to catch up.” Visionsblog.info wanted to know more about it and asked Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund.
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Lufthansa Aviation Training is prepared for the demand boom

LAT Simulator/Photo: LAT

According to estimates by Boeing and Airbus, the aviation industry will need about 790,000 trained additional pilots over the next 20 years. Both greatly enhance services such as training. The Canadian training company CAE or L3 Technology are equipping themselves with new flight simulators to benefit from training needs. How is Lufthansa Aviation Training, the world’s number 1 in Aviation Training, prepared for this? Visionsblog.info spoke with Managing Director / CEO Ola Hansson. Continue reading “Lufthansa Aviation Training is prepared for the demand boom” »