Formed and started operations in 1998. Operates non-commercial personnel-transfer flights for the DaimlerChrysler group of companies and third party executive charter flights. A USA subsidiary, DaimlerChrysler Aviation (DCY) provides similar services out of Auburn, Michigan.
D-70629, Stuttgart, Germany
Germany (Federal Republic of Germany) was established in 1949, it covers an area of 356,945 sq km, its population is 85 million, its capital city is Berlin, and its official language is German.
December 1997: A319-113CJ (V2527-A5), parent DC Aviation (DCS), Stuttgart, Germany executive operations.
November 2003: DaimlerChrysler is to sell its profitable MTU Aero Engines subsidiary to New York Takeover specialist investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company, in order to concentrate resources on its core automotive business. Informed German industry sources estimate the value of this transaction as $1.7B - $2B.
MTU is the largest global provider of independent engine maintenance services. Including the staff at its string of worldwide divisions, it has more than 8,000 employees, including 6,800 located at its Munich HQ. Part of its success has stemmed from its strategic alliances with leading (OEM)'s such as Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, GE, and Snecma. Subsidiaries incl MTU Maintenance Hannover, MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg, MTU Maintenance Canada in Vancouver, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, MTU Maintenance do Brasil, Airfoil Service in Malaysia, and MTU Aero Engine Design in Hartford, Connecticut.
April 2005: Daimler Chrysler (DCY) is to sell its 35% stake in Debis AirFinance (DEA) to Cerberus Capital Management. Its aerospace unit owns 10%.
June 2005: MD-82 (49387), returned from Alaska Airlines (ASA), leased to 1Time (1TA).
January 2007: DaimlerChrysler (DCY) will sell a 7.5% stake in Airbus parent EADS (EDS) to a consortium, that reportedly includes Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, KfW and Goldman Sachs. A company spokesperson told German media this week, that an agreement had been reached and "final details" were being settled. DaimlerChrysler (DCY) will hold a 15% stake in EADS (EDS) after the sale, which is expected to net nearly $2 billion.
April 2007: Airbus parent EADS (EDS) named Rudiger Grube Co-Chairman of the board, replacing Manfred Bischoff, who resigned to become Chairman of DaimlerChrysler. The German joins Co-Chairman Arnaud Lagardere of France. Bischoff had been Co-Chairman since 2000 and Grube has been a member of the EADS (EDS) board since 2004.
November 2008: DC Aviation (DCS), is the German HQ of DaimlerChrysler Aviation (DCS). It is a member of the Cirrus Group/ATON Gmbh.
(ICAO) Code: DCS (Callsign - TWIN STAR).
August 2010: DC Aviation (DCS) has started operating one of its A319-100(CJ) airplanes on behalf of tour operator Hapag-Lloyd (HAP) on so called cruise charter flights around the world. These flights were previously operated by TUIfly (HAP)/(HLX) with 737-800s.
SEE CIRRUS MIDDLE EAST (JTI).