Kerosene from sunlight, water and CO2

Solaranlage SUN-to-LIQUID zur Herstellung von Kerosin/Foto: DLR

The conversion from fossil to renewable fuels is one of the most important challenges of the future. The “SUN-to-LIQUID” project, funded by the European Union and Switzerland, was the first to produce solar kerosene. The production of renewable kerosene from water and CO2 is made possible by concentrated sunlight. Continue reading “Kerosene from sunlight, water and CO2” »

ECG and telemedicine on Lufthansa long-haul flights

ECG at an altitude of 10,000 metres/photo: Lufthansa

With immediate effect all Lufthansa long-haul flights are equipped with the mobile “ECG system CardioSecur”. The system enables flight attendants to record an ECG in medical emergencies without cardiological expertise, which is sent directly to a medical hotline on the ground for diagnosis. Continue reading “ECG and telemedicine on Lufthansa long-haul flights” »

First European factory for biokerosene

Visualization of the plant in Delfzijl: 100,000 tons of fuel per year/photo: aero telegraph

 

In 2022, the first European factory for biokerosene starts operations in the Netherlands. KLM undertakes to purchase the majority of its production. Continue reading “First European factory for biokerosene” »

“Europe is close to Lufthansa’s heart”

Lufthansa Airbus A320 AIZG calls for European elections /Photo: Lufthansa

 

 

Since 24 April – four weeks before the election of the European Parliament – an Airbus A320 has been carrying a call for European elections on its fuselage instead of the usual Lufthansa lettering: “SayYesToEurope“. Continue reading ““Europe is close to Lufthansa’s heart”” »

Comac soon next to Airbus and Boeing third power in the sky?

Photo: english.comac.cc

Two consecutive crashes have severely damaged Boeing’s image in China. The Chinese state-owned aircraft manufacturer Comac wants to profit from this and is ready to attack.

The plane crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia with a total loss of 346 people are also a big topic in China. On state television and on the Internet, animations are shown in which the nose of the 737 Max plane seems to swing uncontrollably up and down in the air until a crash occurs. But it’s not just the Boeing disaster that is being reported. It’s also about how China’s own aircraft manufacturer Comac is positioned. The state concern has the order to blow up the, Duopol´ Boeing and Airbus in the sky. Continue reading “Comac soon next to Airbus and Boeing third power in the sky?” »

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….

http://visionsblog.info/en/2018/07/22/%ef%bb%bflow-cost-air-rush-vienna-airport/

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!

The question of whether Germany is also at a standstill Continue reading “Economic Summit Germany 2018 – a day of critical self-reflection” »