April 3rd in Aviation by .

DHL’s ETA Airline Under new License

DHL Express,  has now registered eleven Boeing B757 Freighter aircraft with its newly formed Leipzig-based cargo airline European Air Transport (EAT) GmbH. This follows the granting of the operating license by the German Aviation Authority (LBA). The license and the Airline Operator Certificate (AOC), which were officially handed over to EAT Leipzig’s Managing Director Markus Otto, completes the move of DHL’s European aviation operations from Brussels to Leipzig that started in November 2007.

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DHL Express,  has now registered eleven Boeing B757 Freighter aircraft with its newly formed Leipzig-based cargo airline European Air Transport (EAT) GmbH. This follows the granting of the operating license by the German Aviation Authority (LBA). The license and the Airline Operator Certificate (AOC), which were officially handed over to EAT Leipzig’s Managing Director Markus Otto, completes the move of DHL’s European aviation operations from Brussels to Leipzig that started in November 2007.

DHL’s Leipzig hub has served as principal operating base for most aircraft of DHL’s European fleet since early 2008. More than 50 aircraft fly DHL’s intra-European and also intercontinental express air routes from here, covering approximately 100 destinations.

DHL continues to develop and optimize its European network to make best use of the state-of-the-art infrastructure in Leipzig and the set-up of the new airline is a major step forward in developing Leipzig as the “center-of-excellence” supporting DHL’s Air network operations in Europe.

Regulatory authorities in both Belgium and Germany paved the way for a smooth and quick transfer of the aircraft.with the new airline set up within just nine months, its a greater move for DHL especially in such economically difficult times.

DHL Express European Management and trade unions BBTK, LBC and ACLVB have signed a Collective Labour Agreement outlining details of a support package for employees affected by the move of DHL’s European HQ from Brussels to Bonn, Leipzig and Prague.

EAT Leipzig employs around 90 pilots and 430 maintenance, technical support and ground operations personnel.

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