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Berlin rings the changes - again

12 April 2017

The troubled Berlin Brandenburg Airport scheme has a new chairman and chief executive.

On 6 March 2017, the oversight committee sacked Karsten Mühlenfeld as CEO after more deadlines were missed, causing the earliest planned opening date of the much-delayed airport to slip again from late 2017 to 2018.

Mühlenfeld took on the task in 2015, succeeding Hartmut Mehdorn, who stepped down after clashing with the supervisory board.

Plagued by technical problems and soaring costs, the Berlin Brandenburg project is now more than five years behind schedule. The new CEO, Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, described two main priorities. "On the one hand, we must continue to safeguard and ensure reliability of operation status.

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