Berlin, December 10, 2019 –
German Airways enters into a strategic partnership with TFC Flugbetrieb und -technik Beratungsgesellschaft from Essen. In future, all young pilots of German Airways will receive theoretical and practical training at the flight school. The prospective pilots will undergo a program specifically tailored to the needs of German Airways. This includes training for the Embraer E190 aircraft and the Q400 fleet.
Dominik Wiehage, COO of German Airways: “We are delighted to have found a long-standing partner for German Airways in TFC. For German Airways, the strategic cooperation with the Essen-based family-owned company is an important step towards the central and uniform training of all pilots. With its fleet of aircraft and simulators as well as its modern training centre, TFC offers ideal conditions for this”.
Christian Käufer, Managing Director of TFC: “We welcome German Airways to our Airline Training Center and look forward to working with them. We are proud to be able to take this professional training path together with German Airways”.
In addition, the young pilots are to be successively introduced to the corporate culture of German Airways so that smooth integration into flight operations can be ensured after completion of their training. During the training period, the program also provides for a practical exchange with active pilots of German Airways. In addition, there will be flights in the aircraft of the fleet as well as hospitations.
About German Airways
The Zeitfracht Group’s two airlines of the LGW and WDL are marketed under the name German Airways. The LGW fleet consists of 17 Dash-8-Q400 aircraft. There are five Embraer E-190 aircraft in service for the WDL with two further aircraft of this type being ordered. The aircraft are one of the best-selling regional jets in the world and are used by many established European airlines.
About TFC Flugbetrieb und -technik Beratungsgesellschaft
TFC Flugbetrieb und -technik Beratungsgesellschaft is one of the largest aviation training providers in Germany. The medium-sized family business based in Essen-Kupferdreh specialises in the professional training of commercial aircraft pilots and cockpit crews for various well-known airlines. TFC has 50 permanent employees and 300 freelancers.
About ZEITFRACHT Group
Zeitfracht Group is an owner-managed family business in the third generation with more than 3,000 employees and headquarters in Berlin and Leipzig. The company operates primarily in the three business segments logistics, aviation and real estate.