In addition to Austrian Airlines, more than 20 other
carriers use the Vienna-based training center.
LAT has 12 training centers located in Europe and
North America, offering 52 FFSs for more than 30 different aircraft types.
LAT, headquartered in Hallbergmoos near Munich
Airport, was formed from the merger of Lufthansa
Flight Training and Swiss Aviation Training. Te company provides services for airlines, pilots and cabin
Another core Lufthansa business is its cargo unit.
Lufthansa Cargo will take delivery of four Boeing
777Fs in 2019 to speed up the phaseout of its 12-air-
craft-strong MD-11F fleet, one of the biggest fleet-renewal programs in its history. Te four new aircraft
12% because of the 777F’s 100-ton capability versus
the MD-11F’s 80 tons. Te 777F will also reduce operating costs by 15%.
Lufthansa Group works continuously and systematically
to improve the environmental compatibility of the services it offers internationally. It has incorporated highly
efficient aircraft like the Airbus A320neo, A350 and
A220 into its fleet. Moreover, Lufthansa Group’s fuel efficiency experts implemented a total of 3 4 fuel-saving
projects in 2017, which sustainably reduced CO2 emissions by around 64,400 tons. Te amount of kerosene
saved was 25. 5 million liters, equivalent to the amount
consumed by about 250 return flights on the Munich-New York route with the A350-900. Te positive financial effect of these measures amounted to € 7. 7 million.
In 2017, aircraft of the passenger fleets required an average of just 3.68 liters of kerosene to transport a passenger 100 kilometers (2016: 3.85 l/100 pkm). Tis was a
year-on-year improvement of 4.5%.
“Tis is the welcome result of our continuous fleet
modernization and efficiency programs. To make our
operations as environmentally friendly as possible, we
will continue to invest in economic, fuel-efficient and
quiet aircraft. We also want to take a leading role within our industry in the important area of sustainability,”
For the core Lufthansa brand, around 1,200 new
hires are planned at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs,
in all business areas.
In addition, up to 500 future pilots are expected
to begin Lufthansa aviation training at the European
Flight Academy in 2019.
As part of the hiring push, Lufthansa Technik Group
plans to add about 1,200 people in Germany, including several hundred operational employees, 400 direct
entries and more than 200 apprentices. Additionally,
Lufthansa Systems is looking to hire more than 600 IT
specialists in Germany.
Summing up what has brought Lufthansa to be the
first European airline in 1 4 years to be named the
ATW Airline of the Year, Spohr said, “A strong brand
with an incredible heritage, a large customer base with
exceptionally loyal frequent fliers, a great capacity for
innovation that we are presently using for digitalization. And, quite simply, the best airline staff in the
“We are now far more clearly
positioned as a premium airline.”
Carsten Spohr, chairman and CEO