Emirates named World’s Best Airline at Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016Emirates : Three times Gold

This year’s Skytrax awards were based on a total of 19.2 million completed surveys covering 280 airlines, by customers hailing from more than 104 countries/Image: Emirates



12 July 2016: Emirates was named the World’s Best Airline 2016 at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016, in addition to scooping up the awards for World’s Best Inflight Entertainment for a record 12th consecutive year, and Best Airline in the Middle East. 

Based on the results of the largest airline passenger satisfaction survey in the industry, the World’s Best Airline Awards are considered a global benchmark of airline excellence. This year’s Skytrax awards were based on a total of 19.2 million completed surveys covering 280 airlines, by customers hailing from more than 104 countries. The Skytrax survey measures quality standards across 41 key performance indicators of front-line products and services in the airline industry.

The 2016 World Airline Awards are announced

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You can always go your own way…..

Lorne Riley, Dubai Aiports, presented impressing figures at the Aviation Event 2016 in Frankfurt/Foto: Gregor Schläger



Lorne Riley, Head of Communications Dubai Airports, was one of the guests of die Aviation Event 2016, at the HOLM 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.

The Event is a meanwhile well established dialogue-platform for Politicians and Deciders of the Aviation Industry,.

Lorne Riley startet his presentation, showing impressing figures, with this video.

Some impressions and figures showing the Dubai Airports Ambition

German Aviation presentation JUNE 2016



German footbal team started with ,Fanhansa´ to Europaean Championship

With Fanhansa to the European Championship/Image: Lufthansa

On June 7th, the German football team started to the European Championship in France with Fanhansa Lufthansa special flight LH342.  The special plane took off from Frankfurt at 14:02 local time.  

Last week, the Boeing 737-300 aircraft type with the registration D-ABEK received special livery for the occasion. In addition to the well-known “Fanhansa” logo from the 2014 World Cup, the names of fans now decorate the aircraft’s fuselage. Among more than 65,000 online applications, around 300 winners were drawn to symbolically accompany the national team on their flight to the European Championship.  
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ILA 2016 – New inner-city airports and new aircraft – a glimpse into the future

Cent air station/Image: Bauhaus Luftfahrt

After its trade fair appearances in 2012 with “Ce-Liner” and 2014 with “Propulsive Fuselage”, Bauhaus Luftfahrt again wants to attract the attention of important trade visitors and the wider public at this year’s ILA Berlin Air Show form June 1st until June 4th.

In collaboration with twelve students from Glasgow School of Art, 25 scientists from Bauhaus Luftfahrt have developed a well-matched airport and aircraft concept: “CentAirStation” and “CityBird”. Their mission statement: New inner-city airports and new aircraft operating regionally between these new inner-city airports and conventional airports will contribute greatly to solve major air transport challenges in 2040 and beyond.

Please find more details related to “CentAirStation” and “CityBird” and more background informatoin in the links:

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At the stand of its industrial partner MTU Aero Engines (hall 2, no. 301), Bauhaus Luftfahrt will illustrate its concept based on a model in scale 1:200 as well as two animations in 3D and 360 degrees. jwm

Mesut Özil paid a visit to Arsenal Soccer Schools Dubai

Mesut Özil kicking in front of the “Arsenal A380“ of Emirates/Foto: Emirates

Kids at Arsenal Soccer Schools Dubai (ASSD) were able to shoot for the stars when Arsenal superstar Mesut Özil dropped in for a special lesson on how to “Play the Arsenal Way”.

Acclaimed for his playmaking finesse as an attacking midfielder, Özil imparted his winning tips to the young trainees at 7he Sevens ground, home of ASSD. The Arsenal star spent time on the pitch with up and coming footballers before joining them for special group photos.  Özil  arrived on the Emirates’ Arsenal A380, which was recently adorned with a decal of the club’s crest as well as six players in action fronted by Mesut Özil, and flanked by Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud.

Clearly visible on both sides of the aircraft, the entire decal measures more than 360 square metres. With the A380 visiting 40 destinations, fans from all over the world will both be able to fly and see the Emirates’ Arsenal A380.

Shortly after arriving, Özil greeted his fans on social media and displayed some fancy football moves in front of the aircraft.


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Lufthansa – Commitment to 25 Years of Crane Protection in Germany

Lufthansa and the “Crane Protection Germany” work group.

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Approaching Grünzer See/Image: Günther Nowald E

A stylized flying crane is the trademark of Lufthansa Group. It is regarded as an emissary of the skies, a lucky charm and a symbol of long life. Since as far back as the 1980’s, the company has made a sustained effort for crane protection. Ten of the 15 species in the world are threatened as the destruction of their breeding, resting and gathering areas continues.

Therefore after re-unification, the East and West German crane protectors, together with Lufthansa, founded the “Crane Protection Germany” work group. 25 years ago in February 1991, this was followed by the charitable foundation Crane Protection Germany LLC with NABU and the WWF as shareholders.

“We look back on a quarter century of extremely successful cooperation, which has made it possible to guarantee the protection of the Eurasian crane.  Continue reading “Lufthansa – Commitment to 25 Years of Crane Protection in Germany” »

New flight just a dream for the future?

The ‘e-Genius’ is a one-man electric aircraft, developed by the Institute of Aircraft Design at Stuttgart University. The first flight took place on 25 May 2011. Top speed: 270 km/h, span: 17 m, length: 8.1 m/Image: Institute of Aircraft Design, Stuttgart University

In the summer of 2015, Airbus sent an electrically driven two-seater, the “E-fan”, across the English Channel. At the same time, “e-Genius”, also a two-seater battery-powered aircraft, developed at the Stuttgart Institute, flew to Milan and back. Energy costs: only 20 Euro.

At present, the Stuttgart Institute is developing a hybrid aircraft. The lithium polymer battery is to be supplemented by a generator powered with diesel, kerosene or agrosprit. The biggest problem remains with the batteries, which are still too heavy. Another problem is the cost. Developing a new aircraft is very expensive. “The range is from 50 to 100 billion euros,” said Gernot Klepper of the Institute for World Economy in Kiel. Development requires a commitment of 20 years. Airbus, for example, expects standard operations for its electric aircraft to commence no earlier than the year 2050. Also, industry representatives demonstrate caution: it will be a while yet before any alternative, environmentally-friendly fuels are implemented. Until then, the industry is focusing on sustainable alternative fuels and “process optimization”. Continue reading “New flight just a dream for the future?” »

Award for reducing environmental impact of airport operations

centerpage4_01E-PORT AN initiative: Fraport and Lufthansa Group receive “Eco-company Partnership of the Year” award U.S. aviation magazine Air Transport World. The magazine acknowledges pioneering role and commitment to promoting greater use of electric vehicles on the ground.

At the Frankfurt Airport global hub, airport operator Fraport and the Lufthansa Group are working hand-in-hand on the initiative E-PORT AN, aimed at introducing more electric vehicles into the aircraft handling process, thus reducing the environmental impact of airport operations. The renowned U.S. aviation industry magazine Air Transport World (ATW) has acknowledged this commitment with the “Eco-company Partnership of the Year” award, which was Continue reading “Award for reducing environmental impact of airport operations” »

Swiss dedicates its first Boeing 777 to its Employees

Faces of Swiss/Image: Swiss International Airlines

As a sign of special appreciation, Swiss International Air Lines has dedicated its first Boeing 777-300ER to its employees. As of Friday, the faces of more than 2,500 employees will adorn the fuselage of the new Swiss flagship for a full year’s time.

As part of the strategy, “Next Generation Airline of Switzerland“, Swiss wishes to reinforce its promise as an employer as well as its attractiveness in the labor market. The Swiss Lufthansa Group Airline wishes to position itself as `Employer of Choice´ in the European airline industry and stimulate its interest in target groups outside of the aviation industry. With the slogan “Faces of SWISS“, the Boeing 777-300ER will immediately Continue reading “Swiss dedicates its first Boeing 777 to its Employees” »

Emirates: ,For a greener Tomorrow´

Emirates: ,For a greener Tomorrow`

The Emirates Group has released its fifth annual environmental report for 2014-15. Audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the report presents environmental performance data across a range of activities including airline operations, dnata’s cargo and ground handling businesses and a wide range of commercial activities on the ground – from engineering to catering.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group: “As the scale of our operations expands, we are ever more conscious of our responsibility towards the environment and communities we serve.”  Continue reading “Emirates: ,For a greener Tomorrow´” »