defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has taken note of the willingness of the government aircraft. “With only two percent failure rate on government flights in the last two years, and an average utilization of 89 percent of the flight readiness is statistically very reliable,” said von der Leyen of the image. If, however, important flights as that of the German Chancellor at the G20 were the summit, ache all the more.

The Minister pointed out that the fleet of the government with those of the airlines comparable. Hence, values found in the case of emergency replacement, quoting the image.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday with the government’s plane Konrad Adenauer – one of the two aircraft, the flight readiness of the Ministry of defence – on the way to the G20 summit in Buenos Aires witnesses. After an hour, the machine had to repent, however, because according to the air force electronic distribution Box had failed. Merkel missed the start of the meeting and program of the first summit of the day came late in the evening.

Buenos Aires – G20-summit starts without Angela Merkel In Buenos Aires, the G20 has begun to summit. Angela Merkel was absent at the opening of her Meeting with Vladimir Putin, however, take place as planned. © Photo: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters politicians brings privatisation into the conversation

Merkel is a late arrival, a number of politicians called for a transparent investigation of the failure. “It is the question of whether and why the aircraft of the flight readiness may be more frequent than in the civilian operation,” said the German armed forces expert of the Greens, Tobias Lindner, the Passauer Neue Presse. Therefore, the case must be cleared up “completely”.

“We are going to make us ridiculous,” said the FDP’s budget politician Otto Fricke of the newspaper. “The bureaucratic and technical botch, the ability to fly strikes again and again, can’t go on like this.” From his point of view, a privatization could help. “It is an opportunity to examine it”.

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