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MeetingPackage.com Launches its Exclusive Affiliate Partner Program

HELSINKI, 11-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MeetingPackage.com, the global marketplace for booking meeting rooms and meeting packages, recently launched its exclusive affiliate partner program. The program allows partners to implement a booking engine to their website and any other online channel, … Read the full press release

Alstom to develop urban transport in Baghdad and Basra

Saint-Ouen, Franc, 08-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Iraqi government for the development of urban transport in Baghdad and Basra. The MoU was signed during the Franco-Iraqi government authorities meeting, in the presence of … Read the full press release

Alstom: ACTN Consortium was selected to complete the civil works of the Cuenca Tram project in Ecuador

Saint-Ouen, France, 08-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The ACTN Consortium was selected to complete the civil works of the Cuenca Tram. It is composed of Alstom, CIM (Compagnie Internationale de Maintenance) and NGE Group (TSO and NGE contracting). The Consortium will perform … Read the full press release

Alstom equipped 70 ICE T, 66 ICE 3 and 40 ICE 1 high speed trains with its Atlas 200 for Deutsche Bahn

Saint-Ouen, France, 08-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom has been equipping for Deutsche Bahn the complete ICE high speed fleet, intended for the German Unity Transport Project VDE 8, with its Atlas 200 onboard control systems (ETCS/ERTMS[1] level 2 baseline 3). On 10 … Read the full press release

Two articulated electric buses using ABB’s 20-second flash-charging technology went into service in Geneva

First e-buses with ABB’s world-record flash-charging technology go into commercial service ZURICH, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB’s 20-second flash-charging technology was a hot topic today as two articulated electric buses, the first of their kind in the world, went into service … Read the full press release

Thales led consortium to implement security systems on 61 Rete Ferroviaria Italiana stations throughout various regions in Italy

La Défense, France, 30-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) the Italian rail network operator, has awarded a pool of companies led by Thales a contract for the implementation of security systems on 61 RFI stations throughout various regions in … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä to supply engines and exhaust gas cleaning systems for a new 104 metres long exploration cruise vessel

HELSINKI, 27-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the engines and exhaust gas cleaning systems for a new 104 metres long exploration cruise vessel. The ship is being built at the China Merchants Heavy Industry … Read the full press release

Marine leisure market: ground-breaking luxury yacht concept unveiled by Rolls-Royce

DERBY, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has unveiled a ground-breaking luxury yacht concept designed to showcase the advantages of advanced ship intelligence solutions and hybrid propulsion based on LNG fuel and battery power in the marine leisure market. Introduced today … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce: better insight into the engines with new range of apps for airline pilots

DERBY, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has launched a unique new range of apps, designed specifically for customer airline pilots, to give them a better insight into their engines. The Pilot App enables pilots and their airlines to save fuel and … Read the full press release

Sichuan Airlines selects Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) and Airbus Real Time Health Monitoring Service (AiRTHM) for its new fleet of four A350 XWBs

Airbus’ expertise in services secures highest performance and operations of airline’s fleet  TOULOUSE, 15-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sichuan Airlines, an all-Airbus-fleet airline based in Chengdu, has selected Airbus Flight Hour Services (FHS) and Airbus Real Time Health Monitoring Service (AiRTHM) … Read the full press release

Lower Saxony: The train of the future will be driven with hydrogen and will run completely emission-free

Joint Press Release Fuel cell trains replace diesel trains Alstom builds 14 Coradia iLint trains in Salzgitter for LNVG Linde provides for the hydrogen supply of the trains WOLFSBURG, 13-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — All parties involved in the contract signing in … Read the full press release

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ): ACJ319 on display at the Dubai show: 19 passengers in enviable comfort

Demonstrates flexibility to work, rest and play in an ACJ TOULOUSE, 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) will exhibit an ACJ319 at the Dubai show[1] , highlighting the value of a “best in class” cabin to potential customers. … Read the full press release

Airbus will showcase its wide range of innovative technologies at the Dubai Airshow

TOULOUSE, 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At the Dubai Airshow, which runs from 12th to 16th November 2017, Airbus will showcase its wide range of innovative technologies, products and services, from market-leading commercial and military aircraft to helicopters and space systems. The Airshow, which … Read the full press release

Aerospace industry veteran C. Jeffrey Knittel to lead Airbus business in the Americas

Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A., 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aerospace industry veteran C. Jeffrey Knittel, formerly both Chief Executive of C2 Aviation Capital and President of CIT Transportation Finance, will join Airbus early next year, taking the reins of the company’s business … Read the full press release

Airbus with significant presence at the MRO Asia-Pacific exhibition in Singapore

SINGAPORE, 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus had a significant presence at the MRO Asia-Pacific exhibition last week, with the company and its subsidiary Satair each having a stand and several executives speaking about the future of the maintenance business at a … Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and CFM International sign nine-year Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) maintenance agreement for 128 CFM56-7B engines

• Supports CFM56-7B / Next-Generation 737 fleet • Includes spare engines WEST CHESTER, Ohio, U.S.A., 08-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alaska Airlines and CFM International have signed a nine-year Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) maintenance agreement to support 128 CFM56-7B engines that … Read the full press release

Alstom will supply three more Coradia Nordic trains to Östgötatrafiken in Sweden

Saint-Ouen, France, 03-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom will supply three more Coradia Nordic trains to Östgötatrafiken in addition to their current fleet of 15. The new trains will be delivered in spring 2019. The trains will be built in Alstom’s site … Read the full press release

Spain-Holiday.com City Break Cost Index Autumn Winter 2017

Malaga, Spain, 01-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the clocks going back last weekend and the winter nights closing in, the impulse to book a last-minute flight to somewhere sunny is very tempting. However, a cheap flight does not necessarily mean … Read the full press release

Continuing Growth Triggers Expansion and New Office in Spain for MeetingPackage.com

Helsinki, Finland, 31-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MeetingPackage.com, the global marketplace for booking meeting rooms and packages, announced today the opening of yet a new location in the heart of Madrid, showcasing its rapid growth process after recently adding several offices across Europe. … Read the full press release

Stadler to perform first line maintenance for ten FLIRT trains of NSB Gjøvikbanen in Norway

Bussnang, Switzerland, 30-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (26 October 2017), Erik Røhne, chairman of NSB Gjøvikbanen, and Jürg Gygax, Executive Vice President of Stadler, signed a maintenance contract for ten FLIRT trains for a period of three years. For Stadler, this … Read the full press release

EUROCONTROL: increased managerial autonomy to the Director Network Manager to deliver the Network Functions of the Single European Sky

BRUSSELS, 30-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 24th October, in the presence of Henrik Hololei, Director General of DG MOVE, and Simon Hocquard, Chair of the Network Management Board, Frank Brenner, the Director General of EUROCONTROL signed a number of Delegation Decisions … Read the full press release

Transport for London: new measures to raise standards within the motorcycle delivery industry

Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme to be expanded to include motorcycle delivery companies Three new training courses launched to improve the skills and confidence of motorcyclists including delivery riders TfL and the Mayor to lobby the Government to take more action … Read the full press release

LeasePlan Poland to deliver 150 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles for the car-sharing programme of the city of Wroclaw in Poland

WROCLAW, 24-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On October 17, LeasePlan Poland announced it will deliver 150 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles to the car-sharing programme of the city of Wroclaw, Poland, by the end of 2017. The cars will be available for public … Read the full press release

Insurance Europe: EU’s Motor Insurance Directive (MID) is an essential tool in the protection of road traffic accident victims and should be preserved

BRUSSELS, 24-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Insurance Europe has responded to the European Commission’s REFIT consultation on the Motor Insurance Directive (MID), which it said is an essential tool in the protection of road traffic accident victims and should be preserved. It added that … Read the full press release

Alstom: Innovation award at Busworld exhibition in Kortrijk confirms Aptis’ uniqueness

Alstom and NTL received the Innovation label at Busworld exhibition in Kortrijk, Belgium for Aptis, their new mobility experience.  Saint-Ouen, FRANCE, 20-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aptis’ innovative design, based on that of a tram makes it a unique mobility solution. Its batteries and … Read the full press release

Alstom: Avelia Liberty livery revealed; trainset to run on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor

The livery of Alstom’s next generation high speed trainset, Avelia Liberty, which will run on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) has recently been revealed. Saint-Ouen, FRANCE, 20-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The design of the new livery is articulated around the overall shape of … Read the full press release

Airbus: Final assembly of the A330-800 expected by the end of 2017; first flight in 2018

Production of first parts of the latest A330neo gears up at Airbus facilities TOULOUSE, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As Airbus prepares for the first flight of the A330-900, production of the second member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, is well … Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines training center celebrates its 20th anniversary

• International recognition for Schwechat-based apprenticeship as an aircraft technician • CEO Kay Kratky: “License to tune aircraft. Valid throughout Europe, from Albania to the United Kingdom.” • Minister of Social Affairs Alois Stöger: “Thanks to Austrian Airlines for its … Read the full press release

Sabrina Soussan and Michael Peter to succeed Jochen Eickholt as head of Siemens’ Mobility Division

MUNICH, 05-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sabrina Soussan (48) and Michael Peter (51) have been appointed to succeed Jochen Eickholt (55) as head of Siemens’ Mobility Division, effective October 1, 2017. Eickholt has been appointed integration manager for the announced merger … Read the full press release

ComRes survey: Overwhelming support for greater investment in public transport to help tackle air quality and crippling congestion in Scotland

New survey reveals overwhelming support for greater investment in public transport Significant backing for walking and cycling, clean air zones and bus priority measures ComRes findings revealed as Scottish Government progresses Low Emission Zones plan Technology innovation means new buses … Read the full press release