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Big job fears at Airbus?

As the Airbus restructuring saga rumbles on, the European press is full of reports that workers at Airbus’s sites in Germany will be striking this Friday, in protest at what Power8 will mean for their jobs and factories. Airbus representatives insisted last week during a press visit to its Finkenwerder site that this is not […]

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Airbus’s Power8 programme powers up with Gallois at the controls

As Airbus’s chief executive Louis Gallois prepares to reveal the first details of the Power8 cost-cutting programme that aims to cut €2 billion of costs a year, there is growing optimism among industry experts that it will achieve the necessary results. Analysts are encouraged by the momentum displayed by the programme launched by Christian Streiff […]

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The next step for Airbus wings

The West Factory at Airbus’s Broughton site was eerily quiet last week, when UK ministers and top management executives converged in North Wales to announce the 」34 million Integrated Wing research programme to investigate and eventually produce technologies to be used on Airbus’s A320 replacement.   The Marie-Celeste atmosphere could partly be explained by the special […]

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Will BMI help boost Saudi tourism?

BMI’s inaugural flight from London Heathrow to Jeddah last Thursday matched the customer profile the route is likely to attract in future. British Muslims travelling as pilgrims to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina took up a large share of the 767-300 aircraft, and business travellers seemed to make up the rest. BMI has […]

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TBM850 takes off

  EADS Socata couldn’t have asked for a better PR representative than John Hinshaw, the American customer who placed the first order for its new TBM850 six-seater turboprop aircraft. Hinshaw strode into a room full of (mainly French) journalists who’d spent the last couple of hours being bombarded with maximum cruise speeds and market forecasts, […]

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From Russia With Love

  East Line, the operator of Moscow‘s Domodedovo airport, is not shy about its ambitious growth plans. The company says Domodedovo is already viewed as a hub by international carriers, and has the widest domestic route network of any Russian airport. With nearly 14 million passengers last year, the expansion work at the airport’s current […]

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