Lufthansa Airbus A380, with registration D-AIMK, flew to Manila, Philippines, for heavy maintenance before its return to service in the coming months. This is the first A380 to be inspected by Lufthansa’s maintenance technicians, as the airline aims to restore some of its double-deckers for the upcoming summer season starting in March 2023. The CEO […]
The aviation industry was deeply in shock when COVID-19 hit the world almost three years ago. This pandemic had an impact on the industry as nothing had before. Some airlines went bankrupt, and others had to fight for survival. The consequence was aid from states and a massive reduction in staff and fleet. It seemed […]
Following an announcement in June that the popular double-decker would be returned from storage, Lufthansa (LH) reactivated its first Airbus A380 last Friday (2nd of December 2022). Data from flight tracking shows that D-AIMK used the callsign “Lufthansa Nine Nine Two One” during its Friday flight from Teruel (TEV) to Frankfurt (FRA). The Spanish airfield, […]
Continuing our airline series, we’ll look at Lufthansa, one of Europe’s most significant airlines.IATA: LH, ICAO: DLH Part 2; Lufthansa: Lufthansa, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, is Germany’s flag carrier and the country’s largest airline.After Air France – KLM, Lufthansa, is Europe’s second-largest airline. The corporation was founded in Berlin in 1926, and its name is derived from the […]
The Star Alliance celebrated its 25th Birthday on May 14th, But why was it started and which airlines formed it? Join me as I take a brief look into the history of the alliance. When was it formed? Star Alliance is the world’s largest alliance, being formed by 5 airlines in 1997. The 5 founding […]
What is the ghost flight? When we see a plane flying, we imagine it full of passengers or at least partially full. A lot of flights around the world are known as “ghost flights”. This was the result of pre-pandemic regulations which required carriers to make a minimum number of scheduled flights to avoid losing […]
The queen of the skies is returning! Lufthansa recently announced the return of their Boeing 747-400s from dessert storage and they are being used on routes across the world. Let’s find out why, when, and where these beautiful aircraft are returning. They came into play on 1st October 2021 After a really rough year and […]
Last Friday, Lufthansa announced the flights for its final remaining MD-11 freighter. The aircraft, registered D-ALCC, will perform its last flight with Lufthansa on October 15th. D-ALCC will be Lufthansa’s last MD-11 out of a total fleet of 19 throughout the years to leave the airline. For the MD-11’s last couple of flights, Lufthansa has […]
Long haul flights currently have up to four pilots Currently, all commercial flights have from two to four pilots in the cockpit. Two pilots is the absolute minimum for any length of flight Then for long haul flights there are often one or two relief pilots, who take turns at the controls while the primary […]
The desire of vertical flight was always present, and it grew after the first successful flight of the wright flyer, but the technical limitations for reaching this did not give the needed result. Leonardo da Vinci illustrated a sophisticated “rotary-wing” similar to a helicopter, the main sketch that remain for years without any success.
British Airways’ new Boeing 777-300ER jets will include upgraded first-class suites with sliding doors, The move follows the launch of the carrier’s Club Suite business class product last year, which also features a sliding privacy door and which has been well received by customers.