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Lufthansa Cargo launches competition for ideas on naming aircraft in the fleet
Passenger aircraft at Lufthansa have for years been flying the globe with the names of cities or
federal states in Germany emblazoned on their fuselage. From autumn 2013, all the aircraft in
the fleet of the Lufthansa subsidiary will be named as well, but in a very special way. In an open
and international competition, the cargo carrier is inviting people across the globe to suggest an
aircraft naming suiting their own personal preference. Whatever their choice “be it the name of a
country, of a mountain range or of famous artists - let fantasy fly,” said Captain Claus Richter, Vice
President Transport Management & Flight Operations at Lufthansa Cargo.The naming ceremony for a first aircraft in the fleet will be held at the end of October, when
Lufthansa Cargo takes delivery of the first of five brand-new Boeing 777 freighters. All the other
freighters joining the fleet as well as the existing MD-11Fs will be named, subsequently, and then
fly the world as special ambassadors with a freshly painted name on their fuselage.The winner in the creative competition, to be adjudged by an expert jury from Lufthansa Cargo,
will be invited to an exciting event trip to Frankfurt. Not only will the winner be a VIP guest at the
welcome ceremony for the first Boeing 777F on its delivery, he or she will also be one of the first
people to take a seat in the cockpit of the most efficient freighter of its class.The ideas competition will run up to 15 July 2013. Ideas can be submitted and previous
suggestions viewed on the new Lufthansa Cargo “Name the plane“ portal” (lufthansacargo.
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