BERLIN | German minister calls for end to government plane breakdowns
BERLIN —Jan 10, 2019—Germany‘s development minister is demanding an end to breakdowns on government planes after a technical problem forced him to cancel a visit to Namibia.
Germany’s air force operates the government fleet of 14 Airbus and Bombardier planes. Technical faults have been frequent over the years. On Monday, Development Minister Gerd Mueller’s Bombardier Global 5000 couldn’t leave Malawi. He took a commercial flight to Zambia but had to cancel appointments in Namibia.