Private Wings is an owner-managed airline with its headquarter in Berlin Schönefeld. The majority of the fleet and our own Part-145 maintenance facility and CAMO are based at Ingolstadt-Manching airport. In 1991 Private Wings started to operate as an air ambulance provider. Charter flights for event and sports customers as well as corporate shuttles for the Volkswagen Group have become increasingly relevant after the turn of the century. Today the company operates a fleet of 8 Dornier 328 Turboprops, 2 Dornier 328 Jets and one Beech 1900D out of its bases in Ingolstadt, Stuttgart, Brunswick.
Our company history is closely linked to the German division. After his training as a paramedic, Peter Gatz worked for Malteser Hilfsdienst. Shortly afterwards, he set up his own ambulance transport service. Since the transit route through the GDR was very difficult for critically ill patients, he began to charter planes accompanied by himself as a paramedic. At that time only allies were allowed to fly to West Berlin, so he chartered aircraft from Tempelhof Airways (USA) and Berlin Regional (UK).
Aviation laws were changed after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Germans could now fly without any restrictions. Thus, Private Wings was founded at the end of 1991 in its present form at Berlin Tempelhof Airport. Flights were mainly operated for air ambulance, charter and freight customers.
New Paint, New Logo
We start to refurbish our fleet with a new logo and livery, and launch our new website.
New clients: first football clubs experience Private Wings
In the football season 2015/2016 we fly for example SpVgg Unterhaching, Hertha BSC and 1. FC Köln to their Bundesliga matches.
VIPs on board
Celebraties like Joe Cocker, Snoop Dog and Deep Purple trust us for their tight tour schedule.
More Dornier aircraft are coming
After getting 3 more Dornier 328-100 between 2004 and 2005, we can integrate our first 328JET in our fleet.
We welcome the first Dornier 328-100
We are proud to offer higher capacities with our new Dornier 328-100 which operates mainly between Ingolstadt and Braunschweig for the Volkswagen Group.
Losing Britannia Airways, Winning Audi
After loosing the Britannia Airways crew shuttle we win the first coporate shuttle contract for Audi.
D-COCA, D-COLA, D-COKE
After the second King Air joined the fleet in 1997, our "Cola" collection is now completed with the Beech1900 D-COCA.
New Learjet, King Air exchange
We get our Learjet 35 and trade the King Air 200 for a King Air 350. The King Air 350 flies mainly for the Brittania Airways crew shuttle.
Citation II from the queen
With our new Citation II we can handle the jet requests as well as first VIP flights.
We get our AOC
At the 10th of December 1993 we get our AOC with the licence number D - BE 003 EG.
First King Air joins the fleet
Our Piper faces its capacity limit. Therefore the first King Air 200, the D-IAMB, joins the fleet.
Private Wings launches the flight operation with a Piper Chayenne in 1991. The majority of flights are for air ambulance purposes. In the first flight with the D-ILPG, an injured man is flown home after a car accident. Until 1993, Private Wings operates under the AOC of Nordavia (Hamburg).