Flight readiness of the Federal Ministry of Defense

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Flight readiness of the Federal Ministry of Defense - FlBschftBMVg -

Coat of arms ready to fly BMVg
Lineup April 1, 1957
Country GermanyGermany Germany
Armed forces armed forces
Armed forces air force air force
Strength approx. 1200 soldiers
Insinuation Air Force Command
Location Cologne / Bonn
Airport Berlin-Tegel Airport
commander Colonel Daniel Draken
Transport aircraft /
Airbus A350-900
Airbus A340-300
Airbus A310-300
Airbus A319CJ
Airbus A321-200
Bombardier Global 5000
Bombardier Global 6000
Eurocopter AS532 Cougar

The flight readiness of the Federal Ministry of Defense (short: FlBschftBMVg ) is an air transport association of the German Air Force in squadron size . Your job is to transport soldiers and material around the world by long-haul aircraft, as well as transporting political and parliamentary leaders. The flight readiness is based on the military part of Cologne / Bonn airport (directly connected to the Wahn air force barracks ), where all transport aircraft and the squadron command are stationed, and on the military (north) part of Berlin-Tegel airport , where the helicopter fleet is based .


The flight readiness was put into service on April 1, 1957 at the Nörvenich air base and was originally intended only as a small air transport component for "handling special orders" in the area of ​​the Ministry of Defense . In July 1959, it was relocated to Cologne / Bonn Airport and initially placed under LTG 62 as the 3rd squadron . The flight readiness has been independent since April 1963, initially only at group level , and finally in 1974 it received squadron status .

Bundestag President Eugen Gerstenmaier after arriving with a Douglas DC-3 in readiness for flight at Kiel-Holtenau airfield

With the dissolution of the Air Transport Command (LTKdo), since July 1, 2010, the operational readiness was subordinate to the command of the 1st Air Force Division (Kdo 1st LwDiv) in Fürstenfeldbruck ; Since the division was dissolved, it has been under the command of the air force troops since July 1, 2015 , with the European Air Transport Command (EATC) being responsible for military air transport and air refueling (gray fleet) .

Since the move of the Federal Government from Bonn to Berlin in 1998, the flights for the parliamentary area have been made available by moving a plane with a crew from Cologne / Bonn to Berlin; With the completion of Berlin Brandenburg Airport ( IATA code BER ) and a military terminal, these provision flights will no longer apply. The time for the move depends on the start of operations at BER Airport, as the areas for the planned military part are currently still being used for Berlin-Schönefeld Airport .

In 2017, a report by the Funke media group made it known that generals of the German armed forces had used the flight readiness for their business trips and had arranged training flights for this purpose. Members of the armed forces are entitled to fly on flights that are taking place anyway, but not to use the flight standby free of charge.


Locations of the flight readiness of the Federal Ministry of Defense in Germany

The area of ​​responsibility includes on the one hand the handling of state, government and parliamentary flight operations (with A340-300 , Airbus A319CJ , Airbus A321 , Bombardier Global 5000/6000 and Cougar AS 532 ) and on the other hand air transport operations, passenger and cargo handling as well as manufacturing and Maintaining operational readiness. A special feature are the transport of the sick and wounded and support with humanitarian aid measures ( see MedEvac ). Furthermore, an observation aircraft is operated within the framework of the Open Skies Agreement in cooperation with the Bundeswehr's Verification Center. With the gray Airbus A310 long-haul transport aircraft, it represents a significant part of the Air Force’s strategic air transport forces. Four of the machines are prepared as multi-role transport tankers and, in addition to being used as transport aircraft, can also be converted into tankers. In addition to the roles of passenger transport, freight transport and casualty transport, with the option of air refueling, the readiness for flight achieves another capability.

The use of flight readiness is regulated in the "Guidelines for the use of aircraft from the Federal Ministry of Defense (BMVg) for the transport of persons in the political and parliamentary sphere". The following group of people may then avail themselves of flight readiness:

In connection with the use of the flight readiness, accusations of improper use are repeatedly raised by the media, competing parties or the Federal Audit Office . This can rarely be clearly proven in legal terms. Often, however, the impression of the unjustified use of privileges leads to the private assumption of the costs by those affected.

The so-called “hub mad” for the entire air transport is located in the flight readiness. From here, the handling and transport of all material and personnel abroad is coordinated and largely handled.

Air transport attendants, the military counterpart of flight attendants , also belong to the flight crew.


  • Flight readiness staff BMVg
    • Staff flying group
      • 1st Air Transport Squadron (A310)
      • 2nd air transport squadron (A319CJ, A321, A340-300, G5000 / G6000)
      • 3rd air transport squadron (AS 532 Cougar) in Berlin-Tegel
    • Technical group
      • 1st Technical Relay (A310)
      • 2nd Technical Relay (A319CJ, A321, A340-300, G5000 / G6000)
      • Airfield relay

The third squadron is subordinate to the flying group, but includes both the flying personnel and the technical personnel at the Berlin location, so that flight operations can be ensured by one squadron alone.


No. Surname from to Remarks
1 Captain Perth April 1, 1957 March 31, 1963
Reclassification / expansion at battalion level on April 1, 1963
2 Major Hans-Georg Mally April 1, 1963 March 31, 1973
3 Colonel Werner Drechsel April 1, 1973 March 31, 1982
Reclassification / expansion at squadron level on August 1, 1974
Colonel Werner Drechsel April 1, 1973 March 31, 1982
4th Colonel Fritz Ehmann April 1, 1982 March 31, 1986
5 Colonel Peter Wulf October 1, 1986 March 31, 1991
6th Colonel Jürgen Reiss April 1, 1991 July 27, 1994
7th Colonel Axel Tüttelmann July 27, 1994 January 16, 1998 Later commander of the NATO E-3A unit in Geilenkirchen (as Brigadier General ) and as a result of the NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (as Major General )
8th Colonel Joachim Mörsdorf January 16, 1998 September 30, 1999
9 Colonel Horst Abromeit September 30, 1999 April 1, 2003 Before that, Commodore of Air Transport Squadron 62
10 Colonel Norbert Daniel April 1, 2003 September 29, 2011 Before that, Commodore of Air Transport Squadron 61
10 Colonel Helmut Frietzsche September 30, 2011 May 26, 2014 Before that, Commodore of Air Transport Squadron 63
11 Colonel Stefan Neumann May 27, 2014 4th September 2017 Before that, Commodore of Air Transport Squadron 63
12 Colonel Guido Henrich 4th September 2017 September 24, 2019 Before that, Commodore of Air Transport Squadron 62
14th Colonel Daniel Draken September 24, 2019 Previously the last commodore of Air Transport Squadron 61


Gray Airbus A310 MRTT "Hans Grade" with MedEvac upgrade kit from the Air Force
White government aircraft Airbus A340-313X VIP 16 + 01 " Konrad Adenauer "
White Airbus A319 15 + 01, 2013

The flight readiness consists of two components: the gray A310-300 fleet and the white fleet consisting of the A340-300 , Airbus A319CJ , Airbus A321, Bombardier Global 5000/6000 and Cougar AS 532 .

The government planes were painted white with blue vertical stripes until July 2003 and bore the words “ Luftwaffe ”, after which the blue stripes were replaced by black, red and gold. In addition, the labeling has been changed to "Federal Republic of Germany". "Luftwaffe" can now be read in a smaller size on the vertical stabilizer. The two A340s and the A310 10 + 23 are named after politicians from when the Federal Republic of Germany was founded; the four other A310s bear the names of German aviation pioneers. Neither the A320 Family nor those of the Global Family have baptismal names.

The A340 long-haul jets offer sleeping and conference rooms for members of the government in addition to a capacity of up to 143 passengers. After ten years in regular scheduled service at Lufthansa, the long-haul aircraft were converted into government aircraft by Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg in 21 months. Their range is up to 13,350 km, which is more than 3,000 km more than that of the previous model A310, which means that refueling stops on flights, e.g. B. to Asia or South Africa is superfluous. In addition to an on-board hospital, the aircraft have various self-protection devices. In mid-2013, a laser-based defense system against infrared-guided missiles was retrofitted in the United States.

While the A340-300 wide-body jets are primarily intended for long-haul routes, the Global 5000/6000, two A319CJ and A321s are intended to be used on shorter routes and for smaller delegations. However, these types are also able to fly longer distances without stopping. The first deployment of a Global 5000 (14 + 01) for the parliamentary area took place on October 10, 2011, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle was flown from Cologne-Bonn Airport to Luxembourg . There is space for up to 13 people on board the aircraft. A third Airbus A319CJ is operated to carry out flights under the Open Skies contract and is not used as a government aircraft.

The A310 10 + 23 " Kurt Schumacher " (earlier registration: DDR-ABC, later D-AOAC) is equipped with pure economy seating (214 people) for the transport of people and freight. This machine was one of the three A310s that Interflug had returned to the then lessor in the course of its liquidation and that were then taken over by the flight service. The first Airbus of Interflug with the registration DDR-ABA, later D-AOAA, then 10 + 21, was until 2011 the official government aircraft " Konrad Adenauer " of the Federal Republic of Germany. For this purpose, an extensive satellite-supported communication system was installed and a special interior design adapted to the new requirements with u. a. Built-in cabins with berths and shower. Additional tanks in the hold enabled long-haul flights around the world. The replacement aircraft was the " Theodor Heuss " (DDR-ABB, later D-AOAB, then 10 + 22).

The four A310 10 + 24 to 10 + 27 are convertible multi-purpose transport aircraft. In addition to being used as MedEvac aircraft, they can also be used to transport troops or freight or for air refueling . The ability to refuel long-haul flights with its own aircraft was new to the Bundeswehr from 2009. The A310 also has the abbreviation "MRTT" for Multi Role Transport Tanker . The MRTT machines and the 10 + 23 are painted gray for the Luftwaffe.

Wide-body aircraft

Standard fuselage aircraft

  • 15 + 01 Airbus A319-133X CJ (S / N 3897)
  • 15 + 02 Airbus A319-133X CJ (S / N 4060)
  • 15 + 03 Airbus A319-133X CJ "Open Sky" (S / N 1212, ex. VP-CVX Volkswagen Airservice )
  • 15 + 04 Airbus A321-231 (S / N 1214, ex. D-AISE Lufthansa "Neustadt an der Weinstrasse")

Business aircraft

Bombardier Global 5000
  • 14 + 01 Bombardier Global 5000 (S / N 9395) (After an aircraft accident, repair not cleared)
  • 14 + 02 Bombardier Global 5000 (S / N 9404)
  • 14 + 03 Bombardier Global 5000 (S / N 9411)
  • 14 + 04 Bombardier Global 5000 (S / N 9417)
  • 14 + 05 Bombardier Global 6000 (S / N 9859)
  • 14 + 06 Bombardier Global 6000 (S / N 9863)
  • 14 + 07 Bombardier Global 6000 (S / N 9865)


Cougar AS 532
  • 82 + 01 Eurocopter AS532 Cougar (S / N 2449)
  • 82 + 02 Eurocopter AS532 Cougar (S / N 2452)
  • 82 + 03 Eurocopter AS532 Cougar (S / N 2460)



In October 2008 it was announced that the fleet for state flight operations (Cougar AS 532, Global 5000/6000, A319CJ, A321 and A340) will move to Berlin Brandenburg Airport as soon as the conditions have been created at the new airport there. For this purpose, a representative terminal and the infrastructure necessary for flight readiness are to be built in the north of the airport near the existing airport terminals of the old Berlin-Schönefeld Airport . Due to the delays in the construction of the new airport, the dates planned for construction and relocation had to be postponed several times. As of December 2016, the move to Schönefeld should take place in the second half of 2018 at the earliest, as the provisional government terminal should have been ready by then. The completion of the 350 million euro regular new government airport in Schönefeld is planned for 2024. In September 2019, plans were announced to possibly forego the construction of a new government terminal and to use an interim terminal, which was built for € 70 million, for the long term.

The four A310 MRTT will continue to be stationed at Cologne / Bonn Airport for military air transport and air refueling. However, these are to be replaced by several A330 MRTT between 2020 and 2022 as part of a multinational tanker fleet (so-called Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport Fleet , MMF) and then no longer be part of flight readiness. These planes will be procured jointly with Norway and will operate from Eindhoven in the Netherlands and Cologne.

About one kilometer south of the Dahme-Spree barracks in the Berlin district of Grünau , the flight service at Walchenseestraße 30 uses a Bundeswehr dormitory and a small sports hall built in 2019, along with a beach volleyball facility.


After a series of breakdowns, which among other things resulted in Angela Merkel having to travel to the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on a scheduled flight , it was announced on February 1, 2019 that a new Airbus A350 was to be acquired for around 150 million euros to supplement both A340s. Two more A350s are to follow later. Like their predecessors, they are to be equipped with a passive self-protection system. The first aircraft is scheduled to go into service in mid-2020 and will initially be equipped with an interim cabin. On April 12, 2019, the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Use of the Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) signed a contract with Lufthansa Technik AG for the delivery of three brand-new Airbus A350-900 aircraft. They are intended to replace the A340 currently in service. On August 20, 2020, the first A350 with the registration number 10 + 03 was handed over to readiness for flight.

In order to still have national capabilities in the field of MedEvac and troop transport available after the phase-out of the A310MRTT and the transfer of these capabilities to the MMF Association, a contract for the purchase of two new A321LRs was signed by the BAAINBw on July 8, 2020. Thus there will also be a “gray fleet” in readiness for flight in the future.

Former and current aircraft

Aérospatiale AS 332
Boeing 707-307C (1968-1999)
HFB-320 Hansa Jet, 1984
Airbus A310 VIP

While Dornier Do 28 A and Douglas DC-6 B machines were in use in the 1960s, four (later two) Boeing 707-307Cs formed the backbone of flight readiness until late in the 1990s. From 1977 to 1998 three VFW 614 machines were also part of the fleet. In 1996 two Boeing 707-307Cs were replaced by used A310-304s. The remaining B707 were also replaced by used A310-304 in 1999; they flew for about ten years as training and transport aircraft in Geilenkirchen for prospective AWACS pilots.

In 1990 pilots and planes of the Transport Fliegergeschwader 44 ( Tupolew Tu-134 , Tupolew Tu-154 , Ilyushin Il-62 , Mil Mi-8 S) were taken over for a short time . The Tu-134 and Il-62 soon left the fleet.

The official farewell flight of the last Challenger, the 12 + 07, took place on November 4, 2011 , and was then handed over to the buyer in mid-November. The first Challenger was taken over in April 1986. The Luftwaffe operated a total of seven machines of this type with the registration numbers 12 + 01 to 12 + 07 .

The then two-year-old A310 10 + 21 and 10 + 22 were bought in 1991 from the holdings of the liquidated Interflug of the GDR and converted into VIP machines for a total of 50 million marks. Compared to the usual A310, these machines had a significantly greater range at the request of Interflug, for which they were built . The 10 + 21 was (until the delivery of the first A340 in June 2011) the official government aircraft of the Federal Republic, the 10 + 22 the replacement aircraft. The A310 10 + 22 left the fleet on July 1, 2011, while the 10 + 21 continued to operate until June 2014. On November 20, 2011 it was announced that the former 10 + 22 of the flight readiness, an A310, had been acquired by the Iranian airline Mahan Air through an intermediary . The former 10 + 21 was sold with effect from June 30, 2014 to the company Novespace, which will use it for Zero G parabolic flights after a conversion.

The following aircraft in readiness for flight can be viewed since their decommissioning in the Military History Museum of the Bundeswehr on the airfield Berlin-Gatow (formerly: "Air Force Museum of the Bundeswehr"): HFB 320 Hansajet in the younger ECM version (16 + 26) and in the older VIP -Execution (16 + 06, currently under restoration), Mil Mi-8 S (ex NVA) (93 + 51), Let L-410 "Turbolet" VIP (53 + 10, currently awarded to the Air Force Technical School 3 in Fassberg), as well as an old VIP-Compartment from a Boeing B707-307C .

In the absence of official sources or chronicles, the list of aircraft deployed in readiness for flight can only be reconstructed on the basis of unofficial literature that may be viewed as a secondary source :


Convair 440 (1959–1974)
Dornier Do 28A (1961–1968)
Douglas DC-6B (1962-1969)
VFW 614 (1977-1998)
Challenger 601 (1986-2011)



  • On January 16, 1968, a ready -to-fly Lockheed JetStar ( CA + 102 ) coming from Cologne / Bonn Airport collided with a Piaggio P.149 D belonging to the Lufthansa Commercial Aviation School ( D-EJCO ). The Piaggio, flying on a training flight in the traffic area at Bremen Airport , crashed 2 km north-northwest of the runway, killing the flight instructor and students. The JetStar was badly damaged, but was landed with a belly landing at the Lemwerder company airport. It was later written off due to the severe damage.
  • On October 5, 1972, a Bell UH-1D ( 71 + 22 ) crashed near Berzhahn / Westerwald after a collision with a Lockheed F-104 “Starfighter” . The helicopter belonged to the HTG 64 in Ahlhorn, but the crew was part of the flight readiness. The three crew members of the helicopter died and the fighter jet was damaged and landed at Büchel Air Base. The accident occurred when the helicopter was crossing a night low-flight route.
  • June 6, 1996 - In an aircraft accident at the YOU 1996 youth fair in Dortmund , a Bell UH-1D (71 + 00) helicopter crashed into a forest area during a sightseeing flight in Dortmund. 13 people were killed, 1 person survived.
  • On September 13, 1997, the Tu-154M ( 11 + 02 ) collided with a C-141B Starlifter of the US Air Force ( 65-9405 ) in the aircraft collision off Namibia in 1997 off the west coast of Namibia . 33 people were killed, 24 of them in the Tupolev and 9 in the Starlifter.
  • On April 16, 2019, the Bombardier Global 5000 with the military registration number 14 + 01 was so badly damaged during an emergency landing at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport that it had to be written off. After several weeks of maintenance in Schönefeld, the crew discovered problems with the flight control during the return flight, which was supposed to lead to Cologne , and decided to return to Schönefeld. During the landing maneuver, the aircraft tilted extremely to the right at a height of about 300 meters without any control inputs and missed the runway. Although the pilots managed to regain control, they could only bring the jet to the ground on the apron. After the hard landing, the aircraft skidded over lawns and taxiways to runway 07L. The three-man crew was treated in a Bundeswehr hospital. There were no passengers on board. Some of the air traffic had to be diverted to Tegel , Leipzig and Hamburg .

See also


  • Norbert Andrup: Airbus. From the A300 to the A380 and A350 . 1st edition. Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart 2011, ISBN 978-3-613-03330-6 , p. 32 f., 77, 110 f .
  • The Chancellor's helicopter. (Cover story) In: Rotorblatt No. 4/2017, Volume 24, pp. 24–27

Web links

Commons : readiness for flight Federal Ministry of Defense  - collection of images, videos and audio files

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