Weekly newsletter 04/2016

Welcme Weekly newsletter 04/2016

Airbus declares Silicon Valley initiatives on-line

Airbus has declared its new Silicon Valley-based $150 million venture capital fund and innovation centre to be fully operational. The objective of the Airbus Ventures fund is identifying and invest...

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Private jet flights to Davos soar by a third

The number of private business flights landing at the three airports nearest to Davos was 35pc higher last January – and could rise even more this year. The number of private jets landing in...

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First A320neo delivery opens new era in commercial aviation

The Lufthansa Group, Airbus’ largest airline customer and operator, marks a major step in aviation history today by taking delivery of the first A320neo, the world’s best-selling and most...

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Bell preparing to affix V-280 wing as ‘Valor’ takes shape

Bell Helicopter begins 2016 with final assembly of its V-280 next-generation tiltrotor 23% complete and on target for first flight in September 2017, with the next major milestones being mating of the...

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ATR achieves 2 billion dollars turnover in 2015

The aircraft manufacturer set a new record of deliveries with 88 aircraft. It received 76 firm orders and 81 options. It passed the threshold of 200 operators.  ATR achieved a new record tur...

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Boeing to Reduce 747 Production Rate, Recognize Fourth-Quarter Charge

The Boeing Company announced  it will lower the production rate on the 747-8 program to match supply with near-term demand in the cargo market. To account for the market and production impac...

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K5 Aviation orders Airbus ACJ319neo

K5 Aviation GmbH of Germany has firmed up a previously announced commitment for an Airbus ACJ319neo, adding to the growing number of orders for the world’s newest private jet family, which inclu...

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Qatar Airways To Launch World’s 2 Longest Flights

Presently the world’s three longest flights are Dallas to Sydney (Qantas), Johannesburg to Atlanta (Delta), and Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles (Etihad). Emirates has the intentions of launching a rout...

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First Boeing 737 MAX Flight Expected Friday, January 29

As long as Mother Nature and other factors cooperate, the first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is expected to take to the skies over Washington on Friday, January 29. The 737 MAX has received over 3,000 o...

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Thai to defer aircraft deliveries, sell off redundant assets

Following a board meeting this past week, the president of Thai Airways International (TG, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi), Charumporn Jotikasthira, told a press conference in Bangkok that additional cost-cutti...

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