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Spirit AeroSystems renews partnership with Safran to provide electrical harness manufacturing and installation services

FARNBOROUGH, England, 18-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — These contract extensions include more than 50 assemblies for the Boeing Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX pylon wire harnesses, Boeing 787 guard wire assemblies and wire harnesses for the 767 Tanker. The harnesses will be … Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways installs Safran’s Cassiopée AGS system fleet-wide to improve flight safety

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With Cassiopée AGS (Analysis Ground Station), now installed fleet-wide, All Nippon Airways is the first airline in the world to have connected its Safran flight data management systems to a cloud, rather than servers, … Read the full press release

Vistara Airlines and CFM International sign Letter of Intent for the purchase of additional 26 LEAP-1A engines

FARNBOROUGH, England, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Delhi-based Vistara Airlines and CFM International today signed a Letter of Intent for the purchase of 26 LEAP-1A engines to power 13 additional Airbus A320neo aircraft announced July 11 that are part of the airlines … Read the full press release

Stadler to showcase seven vehicle concepts featuring new solutions at InnoTrans 2018

BUSSNANG, 17-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler was already one of the largest exhibitors of rail vehicles at InnoTrans 2016. The train manufacturer with production sites in Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Belarus and the USA has even bigger plans for this … Read the full press release

Shenzhen Airlines to equip its entire Airbus A320 fleet with Cobham’s cockpit connectivity solution and Inmarsat’s SB-S satellite IP platform

LYNGBY, Denmark, 16-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Shenzhen Airlines has selected Cobham’s cockpit connectivity solution and Inmarsat’s next-generation SB-S satellite IP platform to equip its entire Airbus A320 fleet enabling unprecedented visibility into operations through dedicated IP connectivity between the aircraft and … Read the full press release

Volvo to provide Gothenburg with 30 all-electric buses

GOTHENBURG, 06-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gothenburg in Sweden now takes the lead in the transition to electrically propelled urban bus traffic in Sweden. The order for 30 all-electric Volvo buses from GS Buss, subsidiary of Göteborgs Spårvägar, and Public Transport Authority … Read the full press release

Sixt earned World Travel Awards in 14 categories for excellent mobility solutions around the globe

First place for Sixt Car Rental, Sixt Luxury Cars and Sixt Limousine Service in numerous countries worldwide PULLACH/ATHENS, 05-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Excellent mobility solutions around the globe: Sixt, one of the leading international mobility service providers, has received World Travel … Read the full press release

Alstom launches its new-generation tram Citadis X05 with innovative SRS charging system in Nice

NICE, 04-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom commissioned its new-generation tram Citadis X05, complete with its innovative SRS charging system, for the first time on Saturday 30 June on the Cadam-Magnan section of new tramway line 2 for the Métropole Nice Côte … Read the full press release

Siemens-Škoda consortium to supply 50 express cars for international lines of Czech national transport company České dráhy

The Czechs can look forward to the most modern passenger cars in Europe. National transport company České dráhy has ordered them from the Siemens-Škoda consortium for its long-distance lines. The supermodern, comfortable vehicles combine the benefits and experience gained from … Read the full press release

TomTom Online Search API to improve address geocoding in trivago’s hotel and accommodation database

AMSTERDAM, 03-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) has been chosen by the global hotel search platform, trivago, to be one of their geocoding providers, in order to create a better user experience. The agreement will see TomTom Online Search API being used to improve … Read the full press release

Stadler’s DOSTO doubledeck train comes to Sweden and will run in the Mälardalen region from 2019

STOCKHOLM, 29-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On June 27, the first Mälartåg (Mälar train) from Stadler is on show at Stockholm Central Station in cooperation with Mälab and Transitio. The train is a variant of Stadler’s DOSTO doubledeck train and is going … Read the full press release

The Royal Government of Cambodia and VINCI Airports mark the soft-opening of the full refurbished passenger terminal at Sihanoukville airport

Rueil-Malmaison, France, 29-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — To mark the soft-opening of the full refurbished passenger terminal, a ceremony was held today at Sihanoukville airport. Attending the event were the Secretary of State in charge of Civil Aviation, the Under Secretary of … Read the full press release

Heathrow: Parliament unambiguously backed expanding Heathrow ending decades of political debate

415 MPs across political parties united to unequivocally back expanding Heathrow – ending decades of political debate Approval unlocks billions in growth, secures tens of thousands of new skilled jobs and will ensure Heathrow expands sustainably Heathrow will now prepare … Read the full press release

CRITICAL Software and the BMW Group to combine expertise in automotive software engineering

COIMBRA, Portugal, 19-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — CRITICAL Software is expanding its strategic collaboration with premium mobility company, the BMW Group, to form a new joint venture called Critical TechWorks. The agreement, which is subject to examination and approval from the relevant … Read the full press release

VDL Bus & Coach launches the next generation Futura equipped with a new driveline

The new driveline of the VDL Futura results in optimum reliability, low maintenance costs and fuel savings of 3%. The VDL Futura is delivered as standard with the new ZF Traxon gearbox. The new generation VDL Futura is 100 kg … Read the full press release

YIT and Are team up to construct the Soukka station on the West Metro line in Espoo, Finland

HELSINKI, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A consortium formed by YIT and Are and Länsimetro Oy have signed an agreement on the construction of the Soukka station on the West Metro line in Espoo, Finland. The value of the contract is … Read the full press release

Revealed: Top Tips for Sunseekers on a Shoestring in Spain

Top tips how to make your holiday spending budget stretch further in the different Spanish holiday resorts. Latest Summer Spending Report compares everyday holiday purchases in the most popular Spanish summer destinations. Get top tips how to make your holiday … Read the full press release

Nordic Aviation Capital delivered two Embraer E190s to Pegas Fly on lease

BILLUND, Denmark, 13-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is pleased to confirm that it has delivered two Embraer E190s, MSNs 19000264 and 19000481 to LLC “IKAR” (d.b.a. Pegas Fly) on lease. About Nordic Aviation Capital NAC is the industry’s … Read the full press release

Private equity firm Equistone Partners Europe realised its investment in travel company Travel Counsellors through a secondary buyout to Vitruvian Partners

LONDON, 07-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Travel Counsellors, the global independent travel company, today announces that mid-market private equity house Equistone Partners Europe has realised its investment through a secondary buyout to Vitruvian Partners. Travel Counsellors was founded in 1994 by … Read the full press release

Thales awarded two contracts by the Polish national infrastructure manager Polskie Linie Kolejowe for E20 Kunowice-Terespol and E30 Kraków-Rzeszów lines

Contracts worth €182 million to implement ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 on two lines Development will cover 785 km of rail systems, 41 stations and 7 Local Control Centres Speed of passenger trains to increase to 160 km/h La Défense, France, 06-Jun-2018 — … Read the full press release

Lufthansa LEOS now operates second eTug at Frankfurt Airport

The e-vehicle ensures environmentally friendly towing of wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747 Up to 75 percent lower emissions compared to a conventional aircraft tractor FRANKFURT, 05-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Lufthansa LEOS, the ground handling … Read the full press release

Mountain Flyers of Switzerland to operate Leonardo’s AW169 for heli-taxi services from Bern Airport

Over 20 Leonardo VIP helicopters sold in Switzerland to date More than 180 AW169s have been sold to over 70 customers in 30 nations to date GENEVA, 04-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Leonardo announced today that Mountain Flyers of Switzerland will operate an AW169 light … Read the full press release

Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network (EAN) inflight wifi solution will be available for the business aviation market by January 2019

Award-winning solution developed with Deutsche Telekom will offer unprecedented connectivity to business jets, with commercial service expected by early 2019 LONDON, 02-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (LON: ISAT), the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced today that its … Read the full press release

Inmarsat’s market-leading Jet ConneX business aviation inflight wifi service now installed and activated on 275 business jets worldwide

Impressive milestone reached after next-generation service is selected by the world’s leading business jet manufacturers as a preferred linefit option LONDON, 02-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (LON: ISAT), the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced today that its … Read the full press release

Saab to help Australia’s major airports to improve operating efficiencies

STOCKHOLM, 31-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab has received an order to install Aerobahn, a collaborative decision making platform, at Australia’s four major airports to improve operating efficiencies. Australia’s air navigation services provider, Airservices Australia, identified Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney … Read the full press release

Volvo Buses introduces new range of coaches for tourist and line-haul operations

Volvo Buses is now introducing an entirely new range of buses for tourist and line haul operations. With top-of-the-line design, fuel-saving aerodynamics and safety of the very highest level, the premium coach manufacturer is taking another great leap forward. Göteborg, … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce expands engine family for business aviation with the introduction of the Pearl

Pearl engine will power the new Bombardier Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft Westhampnett, United Kingdom, 29-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce announces the launch of a new engine family for business aviation, with the introduction of the Pearl. The engine … Read the full press release

BMW i launches factory-fitted, fully integrated inductive charging facility for the high-voltage battery in a plug-in hybrid vehicle

MUNICH, 28-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BMW i launches yet another world first in the form of a factory-fitted, fully integrated inductive charging facility for the high-voltage battery in a plug-in hybrid vehicle. Production will start in July.  As part of … Read the full press release

U.K. home delivery business Milk & More orders 200 electric vehicles from Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter

Milk deliveries are set to become quieter and more environmentally friendly BONN/LONDON, 28-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — What do the British milkman and the German mail carrier have in common? Answer: Both are an institution in their respective countries, and both … Read the full press release

Stagecoach appoints Clare Burles as UK Bus Business Change Director

Virgin Trains East Coast People Director Clare Burles to take on new role PERTH, Scotland, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Stagecoach has announced a new director to lead an innovative business change programme within its UK Bus Division. Current Virgin Trains East … Read the full press release