GERMANWINGS

gw-a319-01-300x168

GERMANWINGS (today EUROWINGS) is a daughter company of German LUFTHANSA. It is supposed to be the low cost segment, operating a fleet of Airbus A320 family aircraft. But among those are some of the oldest aircraft that originate from the former LUFTHANSA fleet. In regards to cabin air events Germanwings has had the highest amount of incidents associated with this problem.

Insiders believe that this could be associated with the different «standards» applied for LUFTHANSA and their affiliates. Though all aircraft are maintained by LUFTHANSA TECHNIC the aircraft belonging to GERMANWINGS are maintained as «customer» aircraft, meaning that only necessary and mandatory maintenance action will be performed. It is sticking out that the engines have very high amounts of hours since last overhaul.

GERMANWINGS is located at Cologne, Germany.

Rescue personel entering the cockpit of a Germanwings Airbus A320 after a fume event on a flight from Vienna to Cologne on 19.12.2010
Rescue personel entering the cockpit of a Germanwings Airbus A320 after a fume event on a flight from Vienna to Cologne on 19.12.2010. The first officer has to be carried off board by paramedics.                                                                                              source: passenger flight GWI 753

 

Email this to someoneShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Facebook

toxin free travel on toxin free aircraft