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easyJet’s First LEAP Powered Airbus320neo is its 300th Airbus Delivery

easyJet is Europe’s largest customer for the neo easyJet announces new carbon emissions target of 72 grams per passenger kilometer by 2022 TOULOUSE, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has delivered easyJet’s first LEAP-1A powered A320neo which is also the airline’s … Read the full press release

Stadler: First Bimodal FLIRT To Roll-Out to Valle d’Aosta Region

Bussnang, Switzerland, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler presents the first bimodal FLIRT in Bussnang on 15 June. The train is destined for the Valle d’Aosta region. Stadler presented the very first FLIRT with bimodal drive system to an audience of customers … Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL Permanent Commission Appoints New Director General

BRUSSELS, 19-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EUROCONTROL Permanent Commission has today appointed Mr Eamonn Brennan as Director General of EUROCONTROL with effect from 1 January 2018. Mr Eamonn Brennan was nominated by the Government of Ireland and is currently Chief Executive … Read the full press release

Transport for London (TfL) launches TravelBot powered by artificial intelligence (AI)

LONDON, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Transport for London (TfL) has launched the next generation in customer service technology with its first ever ‘TravelBot’. The new social media tool, which is powered by artificial intelligence, can “chat” with customers using Messenger and … Read the full press release

United Airlines will participate in technology evaluation of Inmarsat’s next generation flight deck communications platform SwiftBroadband-Safety

United Airlines’ Boeing 767 aircraft to be equipped with Cobham’s AVIATOR 300D and Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety LONDON, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, and Cobham SATCOM, the leading manufacturer of satellite communications solutions, … Read the full press release

Airbus: Cebu Pacific of the Philippines orders seven A321ceo

Seven A321ceo to meet growth on domestic and regional services TOULOUSE, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Cebu Pacific of the Philippines has placed an order with Airbus for seven A321ceo to meet ongoing strong growth on its domestic and regional network. The … Read the full press release

Airbus Global Market Forecast 2017-2036: 34,170 passenger and 730 freighter aircraft worth a combined total of US$5.3 trillion will be needed

Additional need for 530,000 pilots and 550,000 technicians with services set to grow TOULOUSE, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The world’s passenger aircraft fleet above 100 seats is set to more than double in the next 20 years to over 40,000 planes … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia: financial benefits of jaguar tourism in South America outweigh the costs to livestock farms

The financial benefits of jaguar tourism in South America outweigh the costs to livestock farms – according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). NORWICH, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the Pantanal … Read the full press release

Ramboll to investigate the feasibility of replacing diesel by biogas on the railroads in Norway

Many Norwegian trains run on diesel, but biogas may be a green and cost-efficient alternative. Ramboll has been commissioned with a feasibility study. COPENHAGEN, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ramboll is carrying out a study for Norsk Gassforum – a collaboration between … Read the full press release

Stagecoach and The Diana Award charity partner to launch the UK’s first and only anti-bullying #BeNiceBus

Transport company Stagecoach and The Diana Award team up to launch Britain’s first #BeNiceBus UK educational bus tour part of Diana Award Kindness Campaign during this 20th anniversary year. Thousands of school pupils invited to sign ‘Be Nice’ pledge following … Read the full press release

China: Alstom supplied the traction system for the entire Chengdu metro line 4

Saint-Ouen, France, 06-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom supplied the traction system for the entire Chengdu metro line 4, which enters complete commercial service today. With the opening of Chengdu Line 4 phase two[1], Alstom has supplied the traction system for a … Read the full press release

MegaFon, Russian Railways to provide passengers on high speed and long distance trains with mobile coverage and wireless internet

St Petersburg, RUSSIA, 05-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The agreement was signed by Russian Railways CIO Evgeny Charkin and MegaFon COO Anna Serebryanikova at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. The companies plan to step up cooperation to provide passengers on high speed and long … Read the full press release

Airbus the first aircraft manufacturer to deliver new jets using a blend of sustainable jet fuel

15 A350 XWB deliveries already dispatched to Cathay Pacific all with jet fuel blend TOULOUSE, 02-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Showing its strong commitment towards eco-efficiency, Airbus becomes the first aircraft manufacturer to offer its customers the option of delivering new jets … Read the full press release

ENGIE acquires Swedish specialist of onboard communications solutions for public transport Icomera

La Défense, France, 01-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE announces the acquisition through its subsidiary ENGIE Ineo of the Swedish company Icomera, specialist of onboard communications solutions for public transport. Icomera’s consolidation fully complements the strategy of transformation of ENGIE, the energy … Read the full press release

IVECO BUS to supply of 210 Urbanway and Urbanway Hybrid buses to the city of Astana, Kazakhstan

IVECO BUS has completed the first delivery in a contract for the supply of 210 Urbanway and Urbanway Hybrid buses to the city of Astana, Kazakhstan. This order follows the 2014 appointment of IVECO BUS as Official Supplier for Expo … Read the full press release

Four major private jet manufacturers select Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX as linefit option

Advanced global, high-speed inflight broadband service for business jets is now offered by Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream to customers worldwide LONDON, 23-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat today announced a significant milestone for its Jet ConneX inflight broadband service, with four … Read the full press release

Siemens to electrify the new cable car lift running to Matterhorn glacier paradise in Switzerland

ERLANGEN, 16-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens has received an order from Elektrizitätswerk Zermatt AG to electrify the new cable car lift running to Matterhorn glacier paradise (Klein Matterhorn) in Zermatt, Switzerland. Siemens will supply an 8DJH medium-voltage switchgear for the alpine … Read the full press release

Dutch public transport firm Qbuzz orders 10 VDL Citeas SLFA Electric from VDL Bus & Coach

Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, 12-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dutch public transport firm Qbuzz has ordered 10 VDL Citeas SLFA Electric in BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) design from VDL Bus & Coach bv. These 10 articulated electric Citeas will be put in service … Read the full press release

Alstom’s AGV turns 5: 60 million kilometres travelled and over 40 million passengers transported

Saint-Ouen, France, 08-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom commissioned the AGV high-speed train for NTV five years ago on the Naples-Milan route. Today, the 25 AGV composing NTV fleet have run 60 million kilometres and transported over 40 million passengers, providing full … Read the full press release

Dassault’s Falcon 8X ultra-long range trijet earns approval to operate at London City Airport

Saint-Cloud, France, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault’s flagship, the Falcon 8X ultra-long range trijet, received approval to operate at London City Airport (LCY), one of the world’s most challenging airfields. The 6,450 nm /11,945 km Falcon 8X has the longest range … Read the full press release

Safran Electrical & Power to maintain Airbus A320 and A330 electrical equipment as part of maintenance agreement with Turkish Technic Inc.

MRO Americas Aviation Week, Orlando, U.S.A., 28-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Safran Electrical & Power signed a contract with Turkish Technic Inc., the leading MRO in its region, to maintain electrical equipment in the Airbus A320 and A330 airplane operators in … Read the full press release

Arkia Israeli Airlines selects CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine to power four A321neo aircraft

Will take delivery beginning in 2018 Becomes CFM’s newest customer WEST CHESTER, Ohio, 28-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkia Israeli Airlines (Arkia) has selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine to power four A321neo (new engine option) aircraft. The valArkia Israeli Airlines, CFM … Read the full press release

Safran Landing Systems’ wheels and carbon brakes for Canadian airline WestJet’s 737 MAX airplanes

Canadian airline WestJet has chosen wheels and carbon brakes from Safran Landing Systems to outfit its entire fleet of Boeing 737 MAX twinjets (65 aircraft currently on firm order). MRO Americas, Orlando, FL, 28-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The wheels and … Read the full press release

Stadler to build 22 customised electrical multiple units (EMU) for Stockholm Transport (SL)

Bussnang, Switzerland 28-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler won out against the competition to build 22 customised electrical multiple units (EMU) for Stockholm Transport (SL). The total contract volume amounts to approximately CHF 232 million. The EMU will be used on the Roslagsbanan … Read the full press release

Airbus: Asiana Airlines the 12th airline to operate the world’s most efficient twin engine widebody airliner

TOULOUSE, 27-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Asiana Airlines of South Korea has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the 12th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner. Asiana’s A350-900 is configured with a three class … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power three new Airbus A330 aircraft for Lion Group

DERBY, 26-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has won a $300m order from Lion Group for Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power three new Airbus A330 aircraft, supported by Rolls-Royce’s flagship engine service, TotalCare®. The Lion Group already operates three of the … Read the full press release

Reed & Mackay Expands Presence Through Partnership With Corporate Travel Providers

LONDON, 21-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inflexion is delighted to announce that Reed & Mackay, a premium corporate travel management company, has created a new global partnership. This partnership will further expand its presence through multiple selected corporate travel providers who will … Read the full press release

Zurich Is one of Top Three Global Travel Insurance Provider With Acquisition of Cover-More

ZURICH, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) today has successfully acquired Cover-More Group Limited (Cover-More), a leading travel insurance and assistance solutions provider based in Sydney with a strong market position in Australia, India and the U.S. This transaction … Read the full press release

Stagecoach Orders New Vehicles Worth ₤70 Million

More than 340 new buses and coaches ordered More than £1billion orders for around 7,000 new vehicles placed over past 11 years Latest intake of vehicles all meet latest Euro 6 emissions standards and have USB charging points Innovative emissions-reducing … Read the full press release

Joint Venture Company for the Development and Provision of European Electronic Toll Service Has Started

The joint venture company for Europe-wide toll settlements using only one box has started FRANKFURT, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — T-Systems International GmbH, Daimler AG and DKV EURO SERVICE GmbH + Co. KG have founded their joint venture company for the development … Read the full press release