Airport Braunschweig-Wolfsburg

Airport Braunschweig-Wolfsburg

The beginnings of operations in Brunswick to go back to the year 1916. The Association for Braunschweigische air shipping has created an aerodrome in Broitzem the military from 1917 was used.

In the early'30s decided the Reich Ministry of Aviation, the operation due to better weather conditions in the north of the city at the present site to relocate and founded in June 1934, the airport company Brunswick-Waggum. Upon completion of the earthworks followed the initial landings in September 1935, the official opening in May of the following year. Also 1936 was with the German Research Institute for Aviation (DFL) a predecessor of today's Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt (DLR).

As the infrastructure was a central terminal building, the flying of the German Air Sports Association, auto repair shops, aircraft hangars, and the glider school grounds, including disposal.

In 1953, the German Research Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics as a successor to the DFL their research again. With the operations could be started until 1955. In the same year, settled a Federal Aviation (LBA) in Waggum to. Primary users of the airport were flying clubs and flying the academic group at the Technical University of Braunschweig.

After the construction of an asphalt runway in 1967 can also fly heavier aircraft Brunswick. This was primarily the benefit of Volkswagen AG, the group their own fleet of aircraft now in close proximity to the headquarters in Wolfsburg was stationed.

The mid-80s the airport was restricted to approved instrument flight operations. Since the reunification of Germany in 1990, he served primarily as a regional airport for commercial traffic of the resident companies and authorities as well as a testing ground for the DLR Institute of Technical University of Braunschweig.

Airport operator is the Brunswick-Wolfsburg Ltd. Its main shareholders are the City of Brunswick (42.6%), the Land of Lower Saxony, Volkswagen AG (both 17.8%), and the city of Wolfsburg (17.8%). Die Landkreise Gifhorn und Helmstedt halten derzeit jeweils zwei Prozent Gesellschafteranteile.

Companies, government agencies and research institutions are working mostly in the context of national, European and transatlantic cooperation projects to improvements in air traffic and the performance improvement of economic, environmentally sound and safer aircraft and helicopters. High competence, performance and cooperation, and competitiveness of the residents identified the site for aviation technology research and engineering at the Airport Braunschweig-Wolfsburg.

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Airport Braunschweig-Wolfsburg GmbH Lilienthal Platz 5
Braunschweig 38108

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0531 - 3 54 40-0
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Braunschweig Weather info
Clear sky

Location of this weather station:
7.7 km West-Southwest

Reported on:
Wed, 2018-08-15 09:50

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