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10 Facts You Should Know About Lufthansa

10 Facts You Should Know About Lufthansa

10 Facts You Should Know About Lufthansa

1. Lufthansa is the largest airline in Europe:
Lufthansa Group with its subsidiaries Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Euro wings, Lufthansa Cargo, is the largest airline in Europe. The combined amount of the impressive fleet of 757 aircraft together, 360 of them belongs to Lufthansa alone.

2. Lufthansa is the Biggest Operator of Boeing 747-8
Most airlines prefer and switched to Airbus A380 to accommodate more passengers. Boeing 747s are becoming less in operation. With in-service Lufthansa operates 19, following with Korean Air operates 17. The Jumbo Jet has been around for many years and was a favorite of many airlines and it is called as “Queen of the skies”. 747 is the signature airplane of Lufthansa.

Boeing 747 - 10 Facts You Should Know About Lufthansa (Courtesy : Lufthansa)

3. Lufthansa’s longest flight is over 15 Hours
Lufthansa’s longest flight to Falkland Island from Hamburg (Germany). The journey on the Airbus A350 is the longest scheduled flight and lasts for 15 hours and 36 minutes. The second Lufthansa’s longest flight to Buenos Aries takes off at Frankfurt took 13 hours and 55 minutes on the LH510.

Read More: Top 10 Long Haul Non-Stop Flights-2021

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Boeing 737 - 10 Facts You Should Know About Lufthansa (Courtesy : Lufthansa)

4. Lufthansa was the launch customer of the Boeing 737
The Boeing 737 series is still the best-selling commercial aircraft in the world. Over 10000+ airlines have been built since 1968. Lufthansa launched its first Boeing 737 in 1965, later launched twinjet in 1968, the airline flew its last flight of 737 in 2016.

5. Lufthansa is one of the Five Founding members of the Star Alliance
Star Alliance is one of the world’s largest global airline alliances. Founded on 14 May 1997 by United Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Canada, SAS group, and Thai Airways. Star Alliance’s 26 member airlines operate a fleet of approximately 5033 aircraft, serving 1300 airports in 195 countries.

6. The Hub of Lufthansa
Frankfurt International Airport is the primary hub of Lufthansa, Lufthansa CityLine and Lufthansa Cargo. Lufthansa serves 18 domestic destinations and 218 international destinations in 78 countries on 6 continents.

Cabin Interior - 10 Facts You Should Know About Lufthansa (Courtesy : Lufthansa)

7. Lufthansa is the First to Offer In-flight Internet
In 2003, Connexion by Boeing was the very first in-flight internet provider with Lufthansa’s Boeing 747 flight. This groundbreaking news changed the airline traveling industry.

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8. Lufthansa is the Largest Purchaser of Caviar in the World
Lufthansa purchase 10 tons of caviar which are approx 5% of the entire world’s caviar. Lufthansa takes very well of Business class and First class travelers. The onboard catering is provided by LSG Sky Chefs a is a subsidiary of itself and it is partners with more than 300 airlines worldwide across 214 airports in 51 countries, producing around 591 million meals a year.

5 star hansa - 10 Facts You Should Know About Lufthansa (Courtesy : Lufthansa)

9. Lufthansa brought home the World Cup Champions
On the 14th of July 2014, one day after Germany won the Football World Cup Final against Argentina the German Players were brought back to Berlin on a Lufthansa’s Boeing 747 flight. The plane was renamed as “Siegerflieger Fanhansa” meaning “Winners-plane” and Lufthansa was turned into “Fanhansa”. During the flight, Captain Uwe Strohdeicher request special permission to overfly above the 500,000 fans waiting to welcome their heroes back home, the flight flew just at an altitude of 700 meters in a no-flight zone. The flight received a live broadcast on TV for the millions of Germans

Read more: The FAA has issued a Continued Airworthiness Notification to the International Community (CANIC) related to the Boeing 737-8 and Boeing 737-9 (737 MAX) fleet.

10. first European airlines to receive the Skytrax 5 Star Certification.
On 4 December 2017, Lufthansa became the first European airline to receive the Skytrax 5 Star Certification. Skytrax is the International air transport rating organization and research for commercial airlines. Skytrax conducts surveys from international travelers to rate cabin staff, airports, airlines, airline lounges, in-flight entertainment. Lufthansa is the 10th airline to be holding this award, In celebration, Lufthansa painted an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 747-8 in the “5 Starhansa” livery.

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Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

The 777-9 has commenced certification flight testing at Boeing Field in Seattle. This is a crucial step under the supervision of our regulator to certify the airplane and deliver it to customers worldwide.

Amidst Boeing’s current challenges, the B777X stands out as a project that could revitalize the brand. It is highly anticipated, and Boeing is keen to clear FAA certifications to release it as soon as possible.

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The aircraft is two years behind its initial commitment date. During this time, the company has rigorously tested it under various conditions to ensure its readiness for commercial service.

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Boeing has announced that the 777X will be used for both passenger and freighter services, depending on customer requirements.

Boeing’s 777X program has achieved a major milestone with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granting approval to begin certification flight tests, marking a significant step towards the aircraft’s entry into commercial service.

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The European Union granted approval for this merger in February, and Korean Air anticipates U.S. regulatory approval by the end of October.

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Following Airbus’ breakthrough with Korean Air, Reuters reported in April that Korean Air was considering a new Boeing order focused on the 777X, an advanced version of the 777 mini-jumbo.

Boeing 777-9 First certification

The first certification flight test of the 777-9 took place on Friday evening, with FAA personnel onboard alongside Boeing’s pilots and flight test team.

According to The Seattle Times, the aircraft departed from Boeing Field shortly after 6 p.m. and landed nearly two hours later after flying along the Washington and Oregon coast.

The 777X, an upgraded version of the successful 777 twinjet, features new engines and carbon composite wings with folding wingtips to accommodate standard airport gates.

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The first variant, the 777-9X, is designed to carry 426 passengers in a two-class configuration for long-haul international flights.

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Boeing B777x total orders

Boeing has secured 481 orders for the aircraft, with Emirates being the largest customer, having ordered over 200 units. The planemaker has already built and stored 22 777X jets, with an additional six in various stages of assembly in Everett, Washington.

Boeing is close to finalizing a significant deal to sell approximately two dozen 777X jets to Korean Air, with an estimated value ranging from $4 billion to $6 billion, as reported by Reuters.

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Industry sources suggest that the agreement could be concluded as early as the Farnborough Airshow in July. Korean Air, South Korea’s largest airline, has been in discussions about returning to Boeing for its long-haul aircraft needs.

The Boeing 777X vs A350 is one of the most popular comparisons among aircraft as of now. The Airbus A350 has been operating for more than eight years, and its promising performance helps airlines in terms of efficiency and customer satisfaction, particularly in noise and vibrations.

The next generation Boeing 777X can fulfill the same requirements, with 777x first delivery given to Emirates Airlines, the launch customer for this aircraft. It remains to be seen how the Boeing 777X vs Airbus A350 will compete against each other in the future.

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