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ABP sees 16% increase in the number of leisure passengers at Ipswich

LONDON, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Business at Ipswich’s Wet Dock is booming as ABP announces a tremendous start to 2017, seeing an 16% increase in the number of passengers enjoying a river trip from the Waterfront in comparison to the same … Read the full press release

TomTom, Baidu to develop high definition (HD) maps for autonomous driving

Move to global standard in high definition maps to accelerate future of driving Beijing, China, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) and Baidu (BIDU) announced today that they have joined forces to develop high definition (HD) maps for autonomous driving. Their … Read the full press release

TomTom covers all highways in Western Europe in its High Definition (HD) Map

With US Interstates and Highways, now 360,000km covered globally AMSTERDAM, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom (TOM2) today announced that it has completed the expansion of its High Definition (HD) Map product to cover all highways in Western Europe. That’s 175,000km of … Read the full press release

NIB signs loan to finance new, four-lane section of the E18 motorway in Telemark County, Norway

HELSINKI, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB and the Norwegian toll-road operator Vegfinans E18 Telemark AS have signed a 20-year maturity loan totalling NOK 1 billion (EUR 105 million) for the construction of a new section of the E18 motorway in Telemark County. The loan will … Read the full press release

Saab, Storuman Municipality to establish world’s first Remote Tower Centre for smaller regional airports

STOCKHOLM, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions AB and Storuman Municipality will today sign a letter of intent regarding the establishment of the world’s first Remote Tower Centre for smaller regional airports (AFIS).   The letter of intent … Read the full press release

Bouygues: financing of the fixed investment programme finalised for the concession company Ravinala Airports

28-year concession for the two airports at Antananarivo and Nosy Be Design and construction of a new international terminal at Ivato airport in Antananarivo, the country’s capital Refurbishment of one runway and one terminal at each airport Technical and environmental … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom and Lufthansa to pose new and exclusive challenge for this year’s Telekom Fashion Fusion competition

The second edition of the Telekom Fashion Fusion competition is ready to go New this year: an exclusive challenge jointly with the Lufthansa FlyingLab Premium partners fostering talent in the development of smart fashion and smart services BONN, 04-Jul-2017 — … Read the full press release

Fishtail Air signs with Airbus Helicopters to cover a fleet of 2 H125 helicopters for 5 years under the HCare service offer

TOULOUSE, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In June 2017, Fishtail Air signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters to cover a fleet of 2 H125 helicopters for 5 years under the manufacturer’s HCare service offer. The contract stipulates support for both scheduled and … Read the full press release

Airbus: First A321neo for Swedish charter airline Novair

Fleet renewal underway with best-in-class single aisle aircraft TOULOUSE, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish charter airline Novair, has taken delivery of its first A321neo on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The A321neo will join Novair’s existing Airbus fleet of … Read the full press release

Barclays survey: efforts by hoteliers to lure customers to book directly through their websites are paying off

Almost two fifths (37%) of UK holidaymakers plan to book their holiday accommodation directly with hoteliers this year, more than double on ten years ago when 17% booked direct Online travel agents are the preferred booking method (52%) for international … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility Division: Bremer Straßenbahn AG orders 67 Avenio trams for mass transit in Bremen

Bremer Straßenbahn AG orders 67 Avenio trams Option for up to 17 additional trams Commissioning to begin in spring 2019 MUNICH, 29-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The German operator Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) has ordered 67 Avenio trams from Siemens. The order … Read the full press release

VDL Bus & Coach expands Futura range with new length version, the FHD2-135

Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — VDL Bus & Coach has expanded the Futura range with a new length version, the FHD2-135. The advantage of this Futura, with a length of 13.5 metres, is the huge luggage space of over … Read the full press release

VDL delivers six Citeas LLE-99 to Italian passenger transport company Seatour

Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In June 2017 six VDL Citeas LLE-99 were delivered to Seatour, an Italian passenger transport company. These are the first Citeas LLE with a length of 9.95 metres that will be put in service … Read the full press release

BookingPal annonce un nouveau partenariat avec Arkiane

BookingPal, l’un des leaders internationaux des réseaux de distribution de la location de vacances, annonce un nouveau partenariat avec Arkiane. Santa Ana, California. USA, 26-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BookingPal, l’un des leaders internationaux des réseaux de distribution de la location … Read the full press release

46 year old NEOPLAN Skyliner superbly converted to exclusive travel vehicle

A 46 year old NEOPLAN Skyliner is the basis for an exclusive travel vehicle // Roadyacht with a roof terrace for up to 25 people MUNICH, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Roadyacht, a superbly converted NEOPLAN Skyliner from the 70s, is … Read the full press release

Alstom to mid-life overhaul 23 BB 36000 locomotives for Akiem

Saint-Ouen, France, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom has been chosen by Akiem to carry out the mid-life overhaul [1] of 23 BB 36000 locomotives. The contract follows a first agreement signed at the end of April 2016 for the mid-life overhaul … Read the full press release

Alstom proud to be associated with Bangalore metro’s Green Line connecting Nagasandra in North Bangalore with Yelachanahalli in the South

Saint-Ouen, France, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom is proud to be associated with the Bangalore metro’s much-awaited launch of operations on the Green Line that will connect Nagasandra in North Bangalore with Yelachanahalli in the South, the last section of Bangalore … Read the full press release

TU/e students unveil solar car for 5 occupants

EINDHOVEN, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (21 June 2017) students at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) presented Stella Vie, a solar car for 5 occupants. The team is looking to this car to secure its third world title at the Bridgestone … Read the full press release

Avia Solutions Group: Locatory.com expands its presence in Asia

VILNIUS, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aircraft spare parts and repair capabilities marketplace Locatory.com is further expanding its presence in Asia by signing a contract with HNA Technic, MRO unit of the HNA Group – biggest private airline group in China. The … Read the full press release

Skanska signs with New York City Transit to renovate four subway stations

STOCKHOLM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has signed a contract with New York City Transit for the improvements at four subway stations along the Astoria Line in the Borough of Queens in New York City, USA. The contract is worth USD … Read the full press release

ŠKODA students designed and built electric buggy called ŠKODA ELEMENT

22 ŠKODA students from nine different professional fields have designed and built the fourth apprentice car since 2014. The electric buggy’s name is ŠKODA ELEMENT. MLADA BOLESLAV, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Every year, students from ŠKODA design and build a … Read the full press release

Talgo T350 train reached 310kph on the Mecca-Medina very high-speed rail line in Saudi Arabia

MADRID, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A Talgo T350 train today (14 JUN 2017) reached a speed of 310kph during the dynamic testing process underway on the Mecca-Medina very high-speed rail line, on a section between the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) … Read the full press release

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