Women will no longer be a minority in the cockpit

Virgin Australia: every second participant in the 2019 training cycle must be a woman/photo: Depositphotos

Only every twentieth pilot in the world is female. That’s what Virgin Australia wants to change now with a women’s quota of training. The airline has set a quota of 50:50 when recruiting new pilots. In other words, every second participant in the 2019 training cycle must be a woman. Lufthansa does not want to go that far.

The reasons sound ridiculous today. Cockpit women are a risk because they Continue reading “Women will no longer be a minority in the cockpit” »

Manfred Mann´s Earth Band at the Rheingau Music Festival

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Cuveehof of Castle Johannisberg, Robert Hart (lead vocals) © RMF /Ansgar Klostermann

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, the British rock band around the South African keyboardist Manfred Lubowitz alias “Manfred Mann” has written pop history and was a guest at the Rheingau Music Festival: in the Cuveehof of the castle Johannisberg.

The classics Mighty Quinn, Blinded By The Light or Davy’s on the road again were of course in the repertoire on June 29 in the Rheingau and tore the audience from the chairs to join in the dance. That the offer of the Rheingau Music Festival is comprehensive and diverse was once again demonstrated by the appearance of this pop band in the Rheingau. Continue reading “Manfred Mann´s Earth Band at the Rheingau Music Festival” »

New Challenges for the global aviation industry

Aviation Event 2018, Düsseldorf Airport Conference Center, June 23th 2018/Foto: jwm

Düsseldorf was the ,venue´ of the Aviation Event 2018, the platform for senior-level dialogue between representatives of the aviation industry, business and politics. The approximately 200 participants came from airline companies, aviation associations, air traffic advisors and political representatives. The new challenges for air freight, safety and security, the impact of Brexit, the opportunities of the long-haul low-cost market, the management of airlines in the age of digitization and the problem of ground transportation were the topics of 2018. Continue reading “New Challenges for the global aviation industry” »

ILA Berlin 2018 – Bauhaus Luftfahrt plans to present numerous innovations

Booth View/Image: Bauhaus Luftfahrt

This year Bauhaus Luftfahrt will have its own booth (Hall 2, Booth 403) at ILA Berlin – the most innovative trade event for the aerospace industry – from April 25th to 29th, 2018. The futurologists from Munich promise to have a lot of innovative food for thought and discussion in their luggage, which has the potential to fundamentally change the air transport system.

On 43 square metres, the think tank not only plans to present its own technological concepts and operational solutions (see below), but also Continue reading “ILA Berlin 2018 – Bauhaus Luftfahrt plans to present numerous innovations” »

“Friendship” is the guide to the Rheingau Music Festival 2018

Cuveehof, Johannisberg Castle/Foto: RMF

From the 23rd of June until the 1st of September 2018 the “summer full of music” will be back.  The 31st season of the Rheingau Music Festival will be marked by “friendship”. 149 concerts will be held at 40 venues of the romantic Rheingau and neighboring regions.

Main venues are the Eberbach Abbey, Johannisbeg Castle, Vollrads Castle and the Kurhaus Wiesbaden but also numerous churches and wineries.

High-caliber artists will Continue reading ““Friendship” is the guide to the Rheingau Music Festival 2018” »

Travel industry needs both: Artificial intelligence and human creativity

Foto: jürgen-marks.de

In the travel industry, Artificial Intelligence, or AI for short, and human creativity are inextricably linked. This is one of the conclusions of this years Travel Technology Symposium of the Travel Technology Club with around 120 participants from the digital and travel industries in Kronberg / Taunus at the end of January.

The ,Age’ of Assistants´, has long been there, says Google Manager Julia Leonhard. It describes how KI has long since redefined the connection between man and machine, company and customer. “The interaction with machines has changed completely,” says Leonhard, “today’s machines are adapting to people. Communication is becoming more intuitive. “ Continue reading “Travel industry needs both: Artificial intelligence and human creativity” »

Niki Lauda has won the race

Niki Lauda is the winner/Foto: reuters

Niki Lauda has done it again. In the struggle for the insolvent airline Niki he as the founder of the airline is the winner. “Out of a transparent bidding process, Lauda Motion GmbH emerged today as the best bidder in the early morning hours,” so far the news of the joint press release of the two insolvency administrators Ulla Reisch and Lucas F. Flöther on 23 January in Vienna. Continue reading “Niki Lauda has won the race” »