New president for the German air association BDL: Jens Bischof takes the helm

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The Federal Association of the German Aviation Industry (BDL) is getting a new president from the ranks of the Lufthansa Group. Jens Bischof, who currently serves as CEO of Eurowings, was unanimously elected as the new president by the association members, as the association announced in Berlin.

The 58-year-old business economist succeeds Jost Lammers, the head of Munich Airport. Bishop will take up his position on July 1, the BDL announced, and will serve a two-year term.

Lammers praised Bischof's election and emphasized the current challenges facing the aviation industry, calling for billions in investments and a “level playing field” to secure the industry's profitability.

The BDL in turn highlighted Lammers' work and acknowledged his commitment to the industry, especially in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The change at the top of the BDL takes place every two years. The ranks of previous presidents include names such as Klaus-Peter Siegloch, Dr. Stefan Schulte from the Fraport board, Prof. Klaus-Dieter Scheurle from DFS and Peter Gerber, former CEO of Lufthansa Cargo and Brussels Airlines, as well as Jost Lammers, who is currently also CEO of Munich Airport.

Jens Bischof (Photo: Eurowings).
Jens Bischof (Photo: Eurowings).