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VFW-Fokker 614 of Cimber making a second career as a launch pad for childrens slide at Technik Museum Speyer.

VFW 614 was a small regional jetliner. Its most distinctive feature was that its engines were mounted above the wing. The type was far from success. It was only sold to three different airlines plus German Air Force.

Cimber Air was a Danish airline founded in 1950, operating scheduled domestic and international
services in co-operation with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and Lufthansa. Name was changed to Cimber-Sterling in 2009, after company bought parts of already bankrupt Sterling Airlines. A few years later in May 2012 Cimber-Sterling declared bankruptcy.
Within weeks a new company called Cimber A/S was formed to continue contract operations for SAS. In 2014 this single customer strategy lead to the edge of collapse again, as SAS did not intend to renew their contracts. But this time Scandinavian Airlines decided to save the company by buying it. Ownership was short term, as in January 2017 SAS sold Cimber A/S to Irish regional airline CityJet. Under new ownership Cimber still operates flights for SAS, under SAS colours. It is not likely that we would see Cimber title painted on large font on the side of an airliner anymore.

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