Economic Summit Germany on July 1 at Lufthansa in Seeheim-Jugenheim

Terrace of the conference hotel in Seeheim-Jugenheim / Photo: DA! GmbH

We experience change every day. Can it be designed? What can politicians, entrepreneurs and thinkers do? What can the individual move? Can we look ahead? The answers will be provided by the 2017 Economic Summit, which will take place on July 1 at Lufthansa in Seeheim-Jugenheim. It is under the motto: “Change – shaping change”.


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Now set the right course

Leaders from the aviation, politics and business sectors, as well as 200 interested in the industry, met on the Aviation Event 2017 at the HOLM (House of Logistics and Mobility) at Frankfurt Airport / Photo: Patrick Kuschfeld
This year’s Aviation Event again brought together executives from the aviation, politics and business sectors as well as 200 interested members of the industry at the HOLM (House of Logistics and Mobility) at Frankfurt Airport to discuss future issues. The ninth event of the Aviation Event series was under the motto “take-off or touchdown: what is the magic formula for success in the aviation industry?”.
In any case, it means: “Now set the right course”. The increasing role of drones and future innovations in the freight business were just as much a topic as the privatization and the expansion of the infrastructure of airports with an outlook on improved competitiveness.

Aeronautics is a growth market worldwide. In order to ensure that Europe’s aviation sites remain

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Star Alliance celebrates its 20th birthday

 

On May 13th, 2017, Star Alliance returned to Frankfurt, the place of its birth, to celebrate 20 years of “Connecting People and Cultures”. As part of its customer interaction for its 20th Anniversary, Star Alliance will be running a global competition http://www.staralliance.com/en/mileagemillionaire

The Alliance’s Chief Executive Board, comprising the CEOs of all 28 member airlines, will hold its summer board meeting in Frankfurt on May 14th. The meeting falls exactly 20 years to the day when its founder members – Air Canada, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, THAI and United – first stunned the aviation industry with the announcement that they would come together to form the world`s first global aviation alliance. Continue reading “Star Alliance celebrates its 20th birthday” »

The Aviation Event 2017 comes nearer

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Always exciting: the dialogue between aviation and politics – here Cem Özdemir, Federal Chairman of the party Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen, at the Aviation Event 2016 / Photo: Gregor Schläger

The Aviaton Event 2017 comes nearer. If you would like to be a guest at the Gateway Gardens at Frankfurt Airport on May 4th, or just want to spend an interesting day and meet people from the industry, then register at http://www.aviation-event.de/anmeldung/ If you register via visionsblog.info you get a 15% discount! Your visonsblog.info discount code is: AE2017-WM.

The Aviation Event 2017 business platform brings together key players of tthe aviation industry: IATA representatives, airport bosses,

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Eagerly awaited: The Aviation Event 2017 in Frankfurt

Eviation Event. Holm. Frankfurt, den 30.06.2016
The Aviation Event is always an important date for the Players from the Golf too. Lorne Riley, Dubai Aiports, presented impressing figures at the Aviation Event 2016 in Frankfurt/ About 100 deciders of the Aviation Industry and Politicians discussed about Industry 4.0 and its impacts for the Aviation Business und the Society/ Image: Gregor Schläger

On May 4, 2017, the Aviation Event 2017 business platform brings together the most important players in the aviation industry: IATA representatives, airport bosses such as Dr. Stefan Schulte, Fraport CEO and President of the German Federation of Aviation (BDL), Eurowings CEO Oliver Wagner, Ilja Schulz from the Cockpit Association, to name but a few, and politics. With this part of this time: the Bundestag delegates Klaus Peter Willsch, MdB, CDU, Andreas Rimkus MdB, SPD, and Dr. Gregor Gysi, MdB, Die Linke.

You want to be there, too? When registering via visionsblog.info, there is a 15% discount! http://www.aviation-event.de/anmeldung/

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Interesting discussion rounds are announced. Among other things, the “Single European Sky”, or SES for short, will discuss the unified European skies over which almost 30,000 flights travel daily. The vision is a central air traffic control system that controls it. Its realization, however, still seems quite remote. Continue reading “Eagerly awaited: The Aviation Event 2017 in Frankfurt” »

“The good guys of globalisation”

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Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr/Image: Lufthansa
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Etihad CEO James Hogan/Image: Etihad

Carsten Spohr and James Hogan are unfazed by the growing protectionist mood since Trump´s election. The chief executives of the airline groups Lufthansa and Etihad on February 1st  shrugged off concerns that their industry could suffer from a protectionist backlash against free trade. Both said that aviation deals make globalization possible for other industries.

At an Abu Dhabi press conference to announce a tie-up in catering and potentially other areas of operation, Carsten Spohr, the chief executive of the German carrier, said that the aviation industry “are the good guys of globalisation. We make globalisation feasible for billions of people around the world”.

“We play a very important part in making globalisation positive for as many people as possible beyond aviation itself,” he said.

Etihad’s James Hogan said: “We continue to have dialogues with the GCAA, who in turn have their dialogue with the EU. There are challenges, there’s points of view. What is more important is how does partnership deliver. It’s about connectivity, it’s about jobs and economic contribution. It shouldn’t be about politics.” Continue reading ““The good guys of globalisation”” »

United: computer glitch grounds U.S. planes

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United Airbus A320-200/Image: Ken Fielding

A computer problem forced United Airlines (UAL.N) to ground all domestic flights for about an hour on Sunday evening, causing a cascade of delays and annoying customers throughout the United States.

The “ground halt”, which the unit of United Continental Holdings Inc disclosed in a tweet at 8:06 pm ET and lifted about an hour later, follows a series of problems at United and other airlines last year.

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