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?” »

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” »

Economic Summit Germany 2018 – a day of critical self-reflection

The “Economic Summit Germany 2018” on 22 September in Frankfurt am Main was a day of critical self-reflection. It was under the provocative question: “Germany at a standstill?” What catching-up needs Germany in the global comparison in the field of digitization? Representatives from business, research and politics, but also young startup entrepreneurs, such as Christoph Bornschein, CEO of Torben, Lucie and the yellow danger, or André Schwämmlein, co-founder and CEO of Flixbus, made a rendezvous and were quite unanimous: Germany has to catch up in order not to be controlled from the outside someday!

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Germany has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to digitization

For the second time this summer, the business magazine Capital selected the best digital laboratories of major German corporations. The innovation labs from Lufthansa, Linde, Daimler and Pro Sieben Sat 1 are best, according to a study. But Germany has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to digitization, as many say, such as Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, CDU General Secretary, or Gleb Tritus, co-founder and CEO of the Lufthansa Innovation Hub founded in 2014 in Berlin and a pioneer in many disciplines. Visionsblog.info talked to the serial entrepreneur, Business Angel and Innovator.

Gleb Tritus/Foto: Lufthansa

Visionsblog.info: Mr Tritus, there is too little awareness of the efforts needed to maintain Germany’s economic strength in a completely changed world for the future, said Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, CDU general secretary, to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on 16 September. How do you see that?

Gleb Tritus: I agree that there is still too little awareness of the fact that the need for technological understanding and adaptability is no longer linear but disproportionately high. Fundamental changes happen faster than they did ten or fifteen years ago. Here, the business location of Germany is increasingly falling behind. At the same time, Continue reading “Germany has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to digitization” »

Kerosene discharge: New Study about the effects on environment

Contrails are water vapor clouds that arise from the condensation of moist air//Foto: dpa

There is no kerosene discharge in regular flight operations, although one reads or hears about it, supported by the observation of contrails. These are water vapor clouds that arise from the condensation of moist air. But there are exceptional cases in which aircraft land unexpectedly due to an emergency and need to drain fuel for safety reasons. A study commissioned by the German Federal Environmental Agency and the German Federal Government is now investigating possible effects on the environment. Continue reading “Kerosene discharge: New Study about the effects on environment” »