In November, the government of pilots of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) had to turn back on the way to the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. Now the Ministry of defence has objected to a report that a maintenance error of the Lufthansa Technik was for the Odyssey to be responsible.

“for the intermediate case of a failure of a component was, in consequence, also the wireless devices. This is at Lufthansa Technik,” said a spokesman for the defense Ministry. “The plane was always in a safe state, and the on-Board safety was always guaranteed,” he said.

The “mirror” had reported that the mishap was largely due to a failure of the Lufthansa subsidiary. This is clear from a confidential investigation report by the Bundeswehr, reported the news magazine. According to the report, it had failed to do by the Lufthansa subsidiary, to inform the flight readiness of the Bundeswehr on a new built-in digital communication system. As the System failed during the flight to the G20 summit, leaving, therefore, the Crew of the government machine to an incorrect emergency-check-list. It is not managed, therefore, the radio system up and running again.

The group’s spokesman of Lufthansa Technik, Jens Krüger, told the German press Agency on Thursday: “Lufthansa Technik has maintained at any time, all air regulatory requirements. This also applies to dealing with documentation requirements.”

The flight of the Airbus A340, a defective part put a Central switching unit in the on-Board electronics (“Transformer Rectifier Unit”) equal to two wireless systems, the lame, the to replace in case of emergency, each other. In addition, the Pilot was able to drain through the Defect no kerosene in the air, in order to reduce the landing weight. Due to the high weight at the safety landing of the machine, the brakes heated up during the landing. Instead of the flight readiness of the Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD), flew the next day with a line machine at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.

The flight readiness according to information from the air force 14 aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, and Bombardier. Much of the machinery was purchased in the years 2010 and 2011 for a total of more than 600 million euros. The modernized fleet is to promote, among other things, members of the government on Short-, medium – and long-haul routes.

In both of the A340, the flight readiness was established in accordance with previous data of the Ministry of defence, in the meantime, an exchange component and a Change in the configuration. While the “Theodor Heuss” is available again, throw the “Konrad Adenauer” to an already scheduled maintenance is currently in Hamburger Technology.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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