Lufa Newsletter July 2008 EN by jazz84


July 2008
July 2008

Hamburg – The place for aviation is a member of

The current newsletter includes the following topics:

News by companies and associations

Northern German economy demands joint aviation policy with neighbour Schleswig-Holstein

Countdown for the first A380 delivery in Hamburg

Jubilee jet in Hamburg livery for HAMBURG international

New orders for Airbus

5700 HECAS engineers move closer together

Lufthansa Technik and EADS Elbe Flugzeugwerke extend co-operation

Delays reduced at Hamburg Airport

Airbus transport to China

CeBeNetwork now part of Voith Industrial Services

Aerodata AG Maintenance expands maintenance services

Global Interior Support GmbH with EASA part 145 approval

Heinkel Engineering moved to the banks of the Elbe river

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Philotech GmbH employee honoured with Volare Award 2008


Next month’s aeronautic fairs and events at a glance

News by companies and associations

Northern German economy demands joint aviation policy with neighbour Schleswig-Holstein
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A proposal for an aviation concept for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein was presented
at a meeting of the union of entrepreneurial associations in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein on
June 18 at Hamburg Airport. At the panel discussion,
Axel Gedaschko, Hamburg Minister of Economic and
Labour Affairs, supported a joint aviation policy of the
Northern German states: “More than 1,400 people from
the region work at Hamburg Airport; every third
passenger meanwhile has its roots in Schleswig-
Holstein. It’s thus plain obvious that we should co-
operate in our aviation policy. The airport is an important
location factor for all Northern Germany.“ The idea of a
close co-operation was also supported by the chairman
of Hamburg Airport, Michael Eggenschwiler. A
respective concept will be presented to the public in

                                                                         Picture: Axel Gedaschko/BWA

Countdown for the first A380 delivery in Hamburg
On July 28, Hamburg will celebrate the first delivery of an A380 in Germany. The currently largest
passenger aircraft will be handed over to Emirates. On this occasion, the joint initiative Hamburg –
The place for aviation has been inviting experts from the Hamburg Metropolitan Area to have their
say at since July 1st. The countdown for Hamburg’s first A-380
delivery takes place in co-operation with the special interest magazine Flug Revue

Jubilee jet in Hamburg livery for HAMBURG
interna tional
To honour the tenth anniversary of HAMBURG
international, Airbus delivered an Airbus A319 in a special
red-blue Hamburg livery on June 20. In addition, the dark
blue side rudder also featured a jubilee sticker with the
words “10 years“. The Airbus will be operated in rotation
at all 16 domestic airports serviced by HAMBURG
International. The jubilee jet is the fourth out of ten A319s
ordered by the independent charter airline HAMBURG
international. Depending on the demand, further aircraft
can be operated at short notice. The aircraft features a
comfortable single-class layout with seats for 150 passengers                           Picture: Airbus
and is powered by CFM-56 engines from CFM International.

New orders for Airbus
Air Astana signed a firm order for six A320s. The flag carrier of Kazakhstan will thus extend its
domestic and medium-haul routes. Air Astana’s A320 will feature the brand-new cabin concept
recently introduced to all members of the A320 Family. The cabin will accommodate up to 148
passengers in a two-class layout. The engine choice has yet to be decided.

In addition, the Middle East customer has signed a firm order for two A318 Elite. Both aircraft will
feature the classic VIP cabin created jointly by Lufthansa Technik and Airbus. The aircraft will be
powered by CFM International’s CFM56-5 engines.
The national Lebanese carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) has taken delivery of the first A330-200
directly purchased from Airbus. The aircraft is part of an order of four A330-200s placed in 2006 to
replace three leased A330s in the current fleet. MEA has chosen a spacious cabin layout with 44
seats in the Cedar Class and 200 seats in economy class. The A330 will be powered by Rolls-Royce
Trent 772 engines.

5700 HECAS engineers m ove closer together
The cost-cutting programme POWER 8 makes it necessary for HECAS’ 16 engineering companies
to move closer together. According to the HECAS association, the joint settlement at Rüsch
peninsula will increase customer proximity and lead to closer co-operations.

Lufthansa Technik and EADS Elbe Flugzeugwerke extend co- operation
Lufthansa Technik AG and EADS Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW) in Dresden are going to expand
their co-operation in the conversion and modification of Airbus aircraft. In addition, the combination
of the special technical services of both partners will provide the basis to open up new business
segments. The co-operation of both companies commenced 15 years ago. Lufthansa Technik, for
example, provides all necessary cockpit upgrades for all freighter conversions of the Airbus
A310/A300-600 in Dresden. The co-operation of the two MRO companies has also proven fruitful
during the conversion of a total of six Airbus A310s into Multi-Role Transport Tanker (MRTT).

Delays reduced at Hamburg Airport
At Hamburg Airport, the number of flights after 11 p.m. has been significantly reduced from January
to April this year in comparison to last year. In the first four months of this year, 289 permitted take-
offs and landings took place between 11 and 12 p.m., while last year’s period still saw 379 flight
movements. This represents a decline of approximately 24 per cent. This success was achieved by
Hamburg Airport’s intensive talks with airlines using Northern Germany’s hub. The airport’s target is
to reduce airline delays to a minimum and thus to enhance the sleep of residents.

Airbus transport to China
Airbus started transporting the first aircraft sections
to the new single-aisle assembly line in
Tianjin/China on June 24. Six jigs, loaded with parts
for an A320, coming from Airbus production sites in
Europe, left the Airbus plant in Hamburg upstream
on a barge. In the Port of Hamburg, they were then
loaded onto a commercial container vessel heading
for Tianjin. The assembly of the first aircraft will
commence in August 2008. A team of Vartan
Product Support GmbH accompanies Airbus on its
trip to its new location in Tianjin/China. Upon arrival,
Vartan employees will participate in the set-up of
the Chinese A320 assembly line from the very start.
                                                                                           Picture: Airbus
CeBeNetwork now part of Voith Industrial Services
Voith Industrial Services has acquired the engineering company CeBeNetwork with headquarters in
Bremen. One of the most important customers of the Northern German company with further
locations in Hamburg, France, Great Britain, and Spain is EADS. To continue its international growth,
CeBeNetwork has been integrated into the family holding Voith as an independent company.

Aerodata AG Maintenance expands maintenance services
Braunschweig-based Aerodata AG Maintenance has expanded its maintenance services for Pilatus
PC-12 aircraft. This addition had become necessary, as many operators not only entrust the
company with the traditional maintenance of the aircraft, but also with the servicing of its special

In addition, The Czech Air Force has ordered Aerodata’s voice and data communication system
AeroPhone® based on the IRIDIUM satellite network. Several Mi-171 Sh multi-purpose helicopter
were thus equipped with AeroPhone® for the state-owned companied Lom Praha s.p.

Global Interior Support GmbH with EASA part 145 approval
Six months after EN 9100, Global Interior Support GmbH also received its
EASA part 145 approval for its maintenance centre in Henstedt-Ulzburg.
There, first projects have been handled meanwhile with an A310 Lavatory
“Y” overhauled along CMM and a presentation model produced for the fair
AIME Aircraft Interiors Middle East in Dubai in mid-June.

                                                                             Picture: A310 Lavatory „Y“

Heinkel Engineering moved to the banks of the Elbe river
Since June 15, the Hamburg-based company Heinkel Engineering is occupying its new office at
Elbkai House at Große Elbstraße 145 b. After three years at Papenreye, the personnel and
engineering services company thus transferred its administration and engineering team to the banks
of the Elbe river.


Philotech GmbH employee honoured with Volare Award 2008
The Airline Avoinics Institute has granted the Volare Award to the
systems engineer Bernhard Meyer. The employee of Philotech
GmbH based in Hamburg was thus recognised for his work on the
ARINC 672 Industry Guideline ”Strategies for Reduction of No Fault
This Guideline is directed at the NFF (No Fault Found) process. NFF
describes the highly cost-intense process launched by an error
message of an electronic device onboard an aircraft. The airline’s
maintenance team replace the default device and sends it back to
the manufacturer. The ARINC 672 Industry Guideline is providing
airlines with a general framework of strategies to reduce the NFF

                                                                           Picture: Bernhard Meyer

October 6 -10, 2008

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Comprehensive basics of high- performance composites for aircraft construction
The aim of this module is to provide a deeper understanding about properties, manufacturing and
application of high performance composite materials used in aircraft construction.
Module Leader: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Schulte, Polymer Composites Section, Hamburg University of
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October 22 – 24, 2008

IMA PP in Hamburg
International Meeting for Aviation Producer Support Processes
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