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Another prestigious project: The restoration of the legendary Junkers W 33 with the D-1167 registration sign. In 1928 under the command of Lufthansa pilot Hermann Köhl, the aircraft was the first to cross the Atlantic from East to West and has been in the possession of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn near Detroit since 1938. At the instigation of the "We're going to bring the Bremen back to Bremen" ("Wir holen die Bremen nach Bremen e.V.") society, the aircraft was allowed to come home for a number of years in return for its restoration (1997-2010). Bang on time to mark 70 years of transatlantic travel, a team of enthusiasts and engineers from Lufthansa in Bremen completed the job of restoring the aircraft under the expert supervision of the specialists from our Foundation. The Junker W 33 can be admired in the "Bremenhalle" aviation and space travel gallery at Bremen Airport until 2010.
The Foundation was also involved in restoring the Saab Safir, one of the first training aircraft to be deployed by Lufthansa after its 1955 re-establishment. Stemming from 1954, the tradition-steeped airplane bearing the D-EBED registration mark was bought back by Lufthansa Flight Training in April 1999. Among other partners, Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung works closely with the German Museum of Technology in Berlin. The museum, founded in 1982, now once again operates an attractive exhibition center displaying many a treasure from the golden age of flying. Opening in 2005, it picks up the tradition of the world's largest collection of civil aviation artifacts.
The "Super Star" has doubtlessly flown into the hearts of aviation enthusiasts. It is not only her design that is enchanting...
Today, the valuable vintage Ar 79 B airplane belongs to the Aviation Department of the German Museum of Technology in Berlin where it is on permanent display.
The Fw 200 "Condor" is a real vintage gem and the only aircraft of its type that is known to exist worldwide.
The two starboard piston engines of a Super Constellation