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LGW to replace its Bombardier Q400s with Embraer E190s

Eurowings (LGW) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) D-ABQC (msn 4231) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 943756.

LGW has released this statement (translated from German):

Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter (LGW) is renewing its fleet. From December 2019, the regional airline will phase in the first Embraer E190 aircraft. The new Embraer E190s will replace the existing Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) fleet. This will take about two years, until autumn 2021.

The replacement will harmonize the fleet within the group. WDL Aviation, the time-freight subsidiary based at Cologne/Bonn Airport, is currently also being equipped with aircraft from the Embraer E190 series. This will create synergies within the group.

LGW will continue flying as a wet lease provider for Eurowings in the longer term.

Zeitfracht Group took over LGW from the Lufthansa Group only at the beginning of April.

Top Copyright Photo: Eurowings (LGW) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) D-ABQC (msn 4231) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 943756.

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WDL Aviation welcomes its first Embraer in Cologne

Cologne-based airline WDL Aviation has received the first of four Embraer E190 aircraft. The twin-jet jet landed at Cologne/Bonn Airport and was received by the management.The machine came from the USA with the transfer number N914AZ. In Germany, the jet is flown with the registration D-ACJJ.

With the flotation of the E190 aircraft, the WDL is also creating new jobs. The company recruits captains, co-pilots and flight attendants. WDL, which belongs to the Berlin-based Zeitfracht Group and is based at Cologne/Bonn Airport, is aiming to expand its team in the coming months in order to keep pace with continuing growth.

Walter Böhnke, managing director of WDL, emphasizes: “We are pleased about the continuing growth of our company. We offer our employees attractive jobs and the opportunity to help shape the promising future of our company”.

WDL Aviation is one of Europe’s leading providers of aircraft leasing services for regional jets.The new E-190 aircraft complement the existing fleet of six BAe 146 jets. The company also offers partial services such as aircraft rental, crew, maintenance and various complete solutions.

Photo: WDL Aviation.