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Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz visits Elbe Flugzeugwerke

On February 29, 2024, we had the pleasure of welcoming Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH.
The Federal Chancellor informed himself during a company tour about tasks and products of EFW, on how the company develops and what the current challenges of EFW are.

The Federal Chancellor informed himself during a company tour about tasks and products of EFW, on how the company develops and what the current challenges of EFW are.

The Federal Chancellor visited our Passenger-to-Freighter aircraft conversion and the NH90 Maintenance area. Our management team had a fruitful discussion with the Chancellor and several colleagues took part in a Q & A session with the Chancellor.

What are concerns of the people at EFW? What are the next steps in education policy? How do we keep Germany competitive - economically, but also in terms of climate policy, socio-politically?

As a leading player in the aviation industry, connecting the world with its freighter aircraft, we are growing and there is the need to grow our team further by experts whether from Germany or from other countries. For EFW with an international team, it is important that togetherness in terms of society and respectful interaction are crucial.

One certain question that was on our minds until the end: What superpower does the Federal Chancellor want to support his political work? "Spontaneously, I said that confidence is important to me. But also cohesion, solidarity and a clear inner compass," said the Chancellor in his press statement later.

We would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to the Federal Chancellor for the visit at EFW!

Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH is one of the largest industrial companies in Saxony headquartered in Dresden. EFW is the global market leader in the conversion of Airbus passenger-to-freighter (P2F) aircraft and has quickly scaled up production of the new generation of freighters at nine locations on three continents. Customers are international airlines and leasing companies, including the largest express airfreight companies in North America and Europe such as DHL and airlines such as Lufthansa Cargo.

As the world's largest manufacturer of aircraft floor panels and many other lightweight products, EFW ensures that over 13,500 Airbus aircraft are in the air equipped with solutions 'Made in Saxony'.  The company is an expert in the maintenance of commercial and military aircraft. This also includes the maintenance of NH90 helicopters for the German Armed Forces, which make an important contribution to our country's national security in view of the new geopolitical reality.

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Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH is one of the largest industrial companies in Saxony headquartered in Dresden.  EFW is the global market leader in the conversion of Airbus passenger-to-freighter (P2F) aircraft and has quickly scaled up production of the new generation of freighters at nine locations on three continents. Customers are international airlines and leasing companies, including the largest express airfreight companies in North America and Europe such as DHL and airlines such as Lufthansa Cargo.

As the world's largest manufacturer of aircraft floor panels and many other lightweight products, EFW ensures that over 13,500 Airbus aircraft are in the air equipped with solutions 'Made in Saxony'.  The company is an expert in the maintenance of commercial and military aircraft. This also includes the maintenance of NH90 helicopters for the German Armed Forces, which make an important contribution to our country's national security in view of the new geopolitical reality.

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Anke Lemke

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Tel:+49 351 8839 2516Email:communications@efw.aero

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Anke Lemke

Media Relations

Tel:+49 351 8839 2516Email:communications@efw.aero