It is a moving monument – and therefore unique. The Junkers Ju 52 – or Auntie Ju – from “Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung” (DLBS) is the only aircraft in the world approved for passenger travel that bears that title. The honour deserved a special celebration: in the presence of honoured guests and media representatives, the First Mayor of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz gave the official plaque from the German National Trust to the Honourable Chair of the Lufthansa Supervisory Board, Dr. Jürgen Weber.
The key challenge in this event was in the timing. It was to occur during the Airport Days 2015 (hosted by Hamburg Airport and Lufthansa Technik, with a total of 80 000 visitors) at the Lufthansa base, meaning that Lufthansa Technik’s security regulations were an important consideration.
In close collaboration with the DLBS, Lufthansa Technik and Hamburg Airport, Schellenberg & Kirchberg planned the event, inviting guests and media representatives, coordinating how they were to arrive at the event site, and supervising the event technicians on site. The ceremony was moderated by Cord Schellenberg.