Archive | February, 2012

A320 work was welcome, but the programme didn’t pay: Ultra

For Ultra Electronics, 80% of revenue comes from defence sales and it’s no surprise to learn that military budget cuts in the US and Europe, including Ultra’s home market, the UK, are squeezing a company whose core capability has historically been in sonar technology. But what characterises Ultra is what now-retired chief executive Douglas Caster […]

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Military cash and the WTO

To learn that GeneralElectric is using technologies developed with US military money for its half ofthe CFM International Leap turbofan is no great surprise. Nor is it a surprise,really, to find that GE reckons that the Air Force cash behind projects likeADVENT (advanced versatile engine technology) will drive commercial enginedevelopment beyond Leap. Indeed, it’s worthremembering […]

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Ryanair advert deemed ‘sexist’

Two UK newspaper adverts created by budget airline Ryanair have been banned due to ‘sexism’ complaints after appearing in the Guardian, the Independent, and the Daily Telegraph.The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received a flood of complaints, saying the adverts where likely to cause offence, and appeared to be sexist and treat women as objects. The […]

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New JP Bizjet 2012 out soon!

The exclusive JP Bizjet is back again with its 45th edition.This 648-page directory provides businesses and enthusiasts with every bit of information they could need and want! The 2012 Bizjet will be published early March.  Containing some 19,000 jets, 11,000 turboprops, and a 17-page colour selection of 48 aviation photos, it is a tool the […]

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Finance goes American

Here’s an interesting example of a trend we’re seeing in finance – money deals that might in the past have been naturally placed in Europe are moving to other regions. The problem is that European banks are being forced to trim their balance sheets to toughen themselves up against the cold wind of the Eurozone […]

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Flightglobal announces the winners of this year’s aviation web awards

Airline ticket refund site ChangeYourFlight, an Airbus A380 advertising campaign and mobile app Smart BRIEF CABIN have outfought rivals to be numbered among the winners of the Flightglobal Webbies 2011. The Webbies, now in its fourth year, celebrates the best and brightest in aviation websites and social media activities – and this time includes new and improved categories. We asked […]

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