Airbus Defence and Space announces firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency for additional A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircrafts

MADRID, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order from the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) for a further three A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft. The aircraft, known as Phénix in French service, constitute the … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters receives order of seven H145 helicopters from the Bundeswehr

Donauwörth, Germany, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINWBw) has ordered seven H145 helicopters to replace the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr) obsolete Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet. The aircraft will … Read the full press release

ANA’s first A380 enters a final phase of ground and flight tests in Hamburg

HAMBURG, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) has rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, Germany, bearing the airline’s distinctive and unique Hawaiian green sea turtle livery. ANA has firm orders for … Read the full press release

The Airbus Foundation welcomes Fab Foundation Director Sherry Lassiter to its College of External Experts

TOULOUSE, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Airbus Foundation’s College of External Experts consists of five representatives from NGOs as well as the aerospace business. Their mission is to provide guidance and expertise in their respective fields to the Foundation’s Board of … Read the full press release

Philippe Mhun named Chief Programmes and Services Officer for Airbus Commercial Aircraft

Didier Evrard to retire after 41 years at Airbus TOULOUSE, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Philippe Mhun, 56, as Chief Programmes and Services Officer for Airbus Commercial Aircraft, effective 01 January 2019. Mhun, currently … Read the full press release

Helaba to buy 100% of the shares in Dexia Kommunalbank Deutschland (DKD) for EUR 352 million

BRUSSELS, PARIS, FRANKFURT, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Dexia and Helaba today announce that they have signed a sale and purchase agreement allowing Helaba to buy 100% of the shares in Dexia Kommunalbank Deutschland (DKD) for a total consideration of EUR 352 … Read the full press release

Bosch to highlight innovative solutions and services for the mobility of the future and for the smart home at CES 2019

Bosch booth: Central Hall #14020 / Twitter #BoschCES World first: Bosch debuts a driverless electric concept shuttle with integrated services CES 2019 Innovation Awards®: six honorees for Bosch solutions Mobility of the future: less stress, improved safety and efficiency Smart … Read the full press release

Zurich to nominate Jasmin Staiblin for a position on its Board

Election will take place at the next Annual General Meeting David Nish will not stand for re-election ZURICH, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Ms. Staiblin is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Alpiq, a leading Swiss energy services provider and electricity … Read the full press release

Arriva Designflows, la prima competizione di mobile design in Italia

Parte Designflows, la prima competizione di mobile design in Italia, sponsorizzata dal primo app developer d’Europa MILAN, 14-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sono aperte le iscrizioni a Designflows, la prima gara di mobile UI design in Italia, con un montepremi complessivo pari … Read the full press release

Eduardo Navarro appointed Telefonica´s Global Director for Comms, Brand, Public Affairs & Sustainability

MADRID, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Directors of Telefónica, at its ordinary meeting held today, has approved the following organizational changes that will take effect on January 1. Eduardo Navarro, current Chairman and CEO of Telefónica Brasil, has been appointed … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom’s T-Labs to join the global Hyperledger community created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies

BONN, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — T-Labs, Deutsche Telekom’s central research and innovation unit, joined the global Hyperledger community. Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. The membership period will be effective from January 1, 2019 to … Read the full press release

Aerospace and data analytics company Planet and BASF to deliver timely satellite imagery and data to European farmers

Analytics from daily satellite imagery will promote better land and agricultural practices BASF’s xarvioTM digital products and Planet will contribute significantly to more sustainable agriculture in Europe San Francisco, USA, and Ludwigshafen, Germany, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Planet, an integrated aerospace … Read the full press release

AUDI AG Supervisory Board appointed Bram Schot as the Chairman of the Board of Management effective January 1, 2019

Appointed as of January 1, 2019 Audi Supervisory Board Chairman and Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess: “We have laid important groundwork for Audi’s future orientation.” Peter Mosch, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the General Works Council: “Workforce expects … Read the full press release

Audi to turn the inside of the car into an amusement park at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas

Pioneering concepts for in-car entertainment New entertainment format and mobile movie theater offer an experience for all the senses Audi e-tron: Mobility is sustainable, personal, and intelligent even today INGOLSTADT, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Top-quality entertainment for all the senses: Audi … Read the full press release

Enel begins operation of its first wind facility in the US state of Illinois

The 185 MW wind farm will sell its power to Bloomberg LP, General Motors and Constellation, an Exelon company Enel invested approximately 325 million US dollars in the construction of the wind farm, which will generate around 570 GWh per … Read the full press release

Enel S.p.A. confirmed once again in the FTSE4Good Index Series following the index’s review of the second half of 2018

The company’s presence was renewed following the second half 2018 review The Group’s subsidiaries Endesa, Enel Américas and Enel Chile were also confirmed in the latest edition of the index ROME, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”) has been … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility to design and build the next generation of VIA Rail Canada’s trainsets

32 bi-directional trainsets offering more than 9,100 seats Passenger service expected to begin in 2022 Enhanced passenger experience MUNICH, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Mobility has been awarded a €650 million contract in Canada to design and build the next … Read the full press release

Elimination of age restriction for elective offices proposal to be voted on Assicurazioni Generali’s next Shareholders’ Meeting

ROME, 13-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At a meeting chaired by Gabriele Galateri di Genola, the Assicurazioni Generali Board of Directors today resolved by majority vote to submit to the next Shareholders’ Meeting the proposal to eliminate the age limit restriction to … Read the full press release

Volkswagen’s Toolmaking unit adds highly advanced 3-D printing center to its facilities in Wolfsburg

Innovative binder jetting process sets new standards for speed, flexibility and automation New printer generation can print production parts in addition to prototypes in future Dr. Andreas Tostmann: “The 3-D printing center takes Volkswagen’s additive manufacturing activities to a new … Read the full press release

BWW 2018 – Best Wine Critics of World have been selected – Jancis Robinson MW is the Winner!

The second prize went to Jeannie Cho Lee MW and the third to James Suckling HELSINKI, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BWW-The Best Wine of the World-competition is by far the toughest wine competition on this planet. Unlike any other industry … Read the full press release

Scania Top Team World Final: the team from New Zealand finished in first place and received the prize of EUR 50,000

Södertälje, Sweden, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Out of 8,000 service technicians and parts experts from 70 countries, the team from New Zealand finished in first place and received the prize of EUR 50,000. In total, twelve service teams had qualified through … Read the full press release

JAC Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. held groundbreaking ceremony for the New Energy Passenger Vehicle Project R&D Centre located in Hefei, Anhui Province, China

The R&D centre will be located in Hefei and will focus on key areas such as electrification, connectivity and autonomous driving Thanks to the strong support of shareholders, among them SEAT, JAC Volkswagen will continue moving forward with its innovation-driven … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank to enable its clients to make purchases using Apple Pay

All Deutsche Bank customers can use Apple Pay with “Deutsche Bank Card Virtual” or add their existing credit and debit cards Virtual card integrated in the Deutsche Bank Mobile app incurs no monthly fee and is available to all customers … Read the full press release

Daimler takes the next step towards securing its CASE (connectivity, autonomous, shared & services and electric) corporate strategy

Consistent implementation of the CASE corporate strategy. Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars: “Our electric offensive continues to gain momentum. After investing billions of euros in the development of … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz: EQC’s accident safety was validated at the Mercedes-Benz technology centre for vehicle safety (TFS)

combined power consumption: 22.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km, provisional figures [1] STUTTGART, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The new Mercedes-Benz EQC (combined power consumption: 22.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km, provisional figures)[1] is also a genuine Mercedes when it comes … Read the full press release

OSCE-supported conference on the occasion of International Human Rights Day in Podgorica, Montenegro

PODGORICA, Montenegro, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Strong democracy and good governance are necessary prerequisites to ensure adequate protection of human rights, affirmed participants in an OSCE-supported conference held on the occasion of International Human Rights Day on 10 December in … Read the full press release

Anna Maria Corazza-Bildt MEP appointed as the European Parliament’s new coordinator for children’s rights

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “I am fully committed to putting children´s rights at the heart of the work of the European Parliament and bringing this house, the only democratically-elected EU Institution, closer to younger citizens,” commented European Parliament President, Antonio … Read the full press release

European Commission: more efforts needed from the European Parliament and the Council to deliver results on all pending security proposals ahead of the EP elections in May 2019

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission is today (11 December 2018) reporting on progress made in building a genuine and effective Security Union since the October European Council. Good progress is being achieved on a number of security initiatives, … Read the full press release

European Parliament and the Council reach political agreement on combating fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (11 December 2018), the European Parliament and the Council reached political agreement on the Commission’s proposal to strengthen rules to combat fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment – such as bank cards, … Read the full press release

Alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the full plastics value chain established to reduce plastics littering across Europe

BRUSSELS, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (11 December 2018), the European Commission launches an alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the full plastics value chain as part of its persisting efforts to reduce plastics littering, increase the share of recycled … Read the full press release