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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

Ramboll presents smart mobility solutions at the Nordic Edge conference and expo in Stavanger, Norway

Ramboll solutions to help increase mobility in cities are high on the agenda at the leading smart cities conference Nordic Edge being held this week. COPENHAGEN, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Increasing urbanisation is putting a strain on cities like never … Read the full press release

G4S retains the security contract at Baghdad International Airport

G4S has retained the contract to provide round-the-clock security to staff and passengers at Baghdad International Airport LONDON, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — G4S has retained the contract to manage security at Baghdad International Airport (BIAP), following a competitive tender process. This … Read the full press release

MEPs to prolong intercontinental flights exemption from EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) rules until 2020

CO2 emissions from intercontinental flights to stay out of EU Emission Trading System until 2020 Airlines to go on paying  for CO2 emissions from intra-EU flights only Emission trading revenues  to be earmarked for climate action BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Neste and Genève Aéroport to decarbonize aviation towards fossil neutral growth

ESPOO, 14-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste and Genève Aéroport are pioneering together to make flying more sustainable by starting to decarbonize aviation towards fossil neutral growth. Genève Aéroport is planning the introduction of renewable jet fuel for aircraft operations from Geneva International Airport; … Read the full press release

Starhome Mach: roaming data usage across the EU increased by over 450% YoY in the peak travel weeks

EU operators now need to adjust wholesale and retail models, and closely manage network capacity ZURICH, 14-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the 10 weeks since the regulation went into effect, roaming data usage across the EU Roam-like-at-Home region increased by over … Read the full press release

London’s Transport Commissioner Mike Brown comments on Leon Daniels departure from Transport for London

LONDON, 11-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — After nearly seven years as the Managing Director of Surface Transport, Leon Daniels has decided to leave Transport for London towards the end of the year. Mike Brown, London’s Transport Commissioner, said: `Leon had intended to … Read the full press release

Transport for London research: depersonalised WiFi connection data can be used to improve Tube journeys

LONDON, 11-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pilot of collecting depersonalised WiFi data reveals how information could be used to reduce crowding and prioritise transport investment Data reveals 18 different routes taken by customers between King’s Cross St Pancras and Waterloo – and … Read the full press release

LeasePlan provides Uber with electric cars in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LeasePlan and Uber have announced a new sustainability initiative for Amsterdam. The technology company will launch a pilot with electric cars, provided by LeasePlan, in the Dutch capital. The first 30 Nissan Leafs will run via … Read the full press release

Fincantieri: Seabourn Cruise Line’s second ultra-luxury cruise ship Seabourn Ovation launched in Sestri

TRIESTE, 07-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — “Seabourn Ovation”, the second ultra-luxury cruise ships, after “Seabourn Encore”, that Fincantieri is building for Seabourn Cruise Line, brand of Carnival Corporation, was launched today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Sestri (Genoa). The ceremony was attended, among … Read the full press release

“Heillandi Peking” Ljósmyndasýning um ferðalög haldin í Reykjavík

(Aðeins sem tilvísun og háð viðburðinum) Reykjavík, Íslandi, 02-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — „Heillandi Peking“, ljósmyndasýning um ferðalög var haldin í Reykjavík þann 11. ágúst í boði framkvæmdastjórnar Peking um þróun ferðamála (Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development). Zhang Weidong, kínverski … Read the full press release

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Airbus Americas: delivery of the first A320 to be produced in the United States

Mobile, AL, USA, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The first delivery of an A320 aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility has taken place in Mobile, Alabama, USA. The aircraft, delivered to Spirit Airlines, is the 37th overall delivery from the U.S. facility … Read the full press release

Thales to deliver the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for the Bangkok metro’s Blue Line Extension

La Défense, France, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Reinforcing its strengths in the Thai transportation market, Thales has been selected by the Bangkok Expressway Metro Public Company Limited (BEM) and CH. Karnchang Public Company Limited (CK) to deliver the Automatic Fare Collection … Read the full press release

Heathrow funds UK SMEs to encourage them to export their goods or services to new international markets

Heathrow to fund 20 SMEs’ trade missions, trade shows and foreign market research in partnership with the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ Campaign Products SMEs are looking to export include beauty products, organic beets, puncture-proof tyres and ice cream … Read the full press release

Continental to showcase European standard EN 45545 complete suspension system at rail vehicle trade fair Expo Ferroviaria in Milan

Suspension system fulfills the requirements of European fire protection standard EN 45545 Replacement business: strong collaboration with Italian partner F.lli Bigaran Solutions for the railway transportation of the future HANOVER, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the Italian rail vehicle industry, special … Read the full press release

VDL Bus & Coach supplies 2 Citeas LLE-99 Electric to Arriva Netherlands

VALKENSWAARD, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At the beginning of July, VDL Bus & Coach supplied 2 Citeas LLE-99 Electric to Arriva Netherlands. This delivery is for the city services in Gorinchem, a historical fortress in the west of the Netherlands. The … Read the full press release

Dassault Falcon Jet selectes Skyservice Toronto as a new Authorized Service Center (ASC)

Teterboro, New Jersey, USA, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault Falcon Jet recently selected Skyservice Toronto as a new Authorized Service Center (ASC), allowing the facility to perform line maintenance, AOG support and other services on Falcon 900EX EASy and 2000EX … Read the full press release

MAN Truck & Bus brings locally produced gas bus to market in Central Asia

MUNICH, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At this year’s World Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan, MAN Truck & Bus will be presenting the first low-floor city bus with CNG drive for Central Asia. Launch of the first MAN low-floor gas bus, produced … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo ACTIVITY on Cockatoo Island booked out within an hour on Airbnb

SYDNEY, Australia, 10-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A couple of weeks ago the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo ACTIVITY was launched Down Under. To celebrate this occasion, a special, three-day camping experience started today: Together with Airbnb Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia is giving some lucky adventurers the … Read the full press release

Wroclaw Transport Services expands its fleet with a further 60 urban buses from Mercedes-Benz

STUTTGART/WROCLOW, 10-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mercedes-Benz has secured another major tender in Poland. Wroclaw Transport Services is expanding its fleet with a further 60 urban buses from Mercedes-Benz. The Citaros are being built at the EvoBus plant in Mannheim and … Read the full press release

Transport for London (TfL): £4.5 million allocated to London boroughs for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

LONDON, 07-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Transport for London (TfL), London Councils and the Greater London Authority (GLA) today announced that almost £4.5 million has been allocated to London boroughs to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure on London’s streets. A total of … Read the full press release

Continental will present the latest applications for the Polish market at the trade fair for rail vehicles Trako in Gdansk

The technology company is represented in almost all important rail transport projects in large Polish cities Holistic solutions for the rail transport of the future Suspension system meets the requirements of European fire protection standard EN 45545 HANOVER, 04-Aug-2017 — … Read the full press release

Aviva study: growing number of UK motorists seek recorded proof of incidents on the road

17% of UK drivers use dash-cams, while a further 30% plan to use one in the near future 19 million UK motorists could be using dash-cams within the next year ‘Crash for cash’ is a concern for a third of … Read the full press release

Aviva research: Young UK holidaymakers value internet access above anything else

LONDON, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Young holidaymakers value internet access above anything else – including price – when choosing a vacation resort, according to new research from travel insurer Aviva. Aviva’s Holiday Report, which surveyed over 2,000 British holidaymakers, found that … Read the full press release

Allianz, EDF Invest and DIF consortium to acquire 6.94 percent stake in Italy’s largest toll road network

A consortium made up of Allianz, EDF Invest and DIF has completed the acquisition of a 6.94 percent stake in Autostrade per I’Italia, the largest Italian toll road network which is majority owned by Atlantia, the listed global operator of … Read the full press release

EP rapporteur Sophie in‘t Veld: European Court rejected the EU / Canada passenger data deal

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sophie in‘t Veld, EP rapporteur on the PNR agreement between the EU and Canada says there may be wide-ranging consequences following the EU Court of Justice’s landmark ruling. Sophie in‘t Veld (ALDE, NL) sharply criticised the … Read the full press release

IAG’s low cost long-haul airline brand LEVEL orders three more A330-200

TOULOUSE, 26-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the recent and hugely successful launch in Barcelona of International Airlines Group’s (IAG) low cost long-haul airline brand, LEVEL, the Group has selected the A330-200 as its aircraft of choice to further expand operations. LEVEL … Read the full press release