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On 29th January, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 took to the skies for the first time. The 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule which begins a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery.     With the latest technology LEAP-1B engines from CFM International and Boeing-designed Advanced Technology winglets, the first member… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

The 2016 Current Aircraft Finance Market Outlook: www.boeingcapital.com/CAFMO Boeing says airlines and lessors will continue to have access to efficient funding at attractive pricing throughout 2016 as new participants enter the aircraft financing industry and current participants innovate and provide more options. The eighth annual Boeing Current Aircraft Finance Market Outlook, released on 22 January,… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

Boeing is supporting regulators and other stakeholders to address key challenges faced by the aviation system. Transcript: The EU aviation strategy released in December 2015 by the European Commission is a positive and welcomed step towards an even more sustainable and competitive aviation sector, a sector which already contributes almost 2 million jobs to the… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

Greener Skies

It is set to be a critical year for the world’s commercial aviation sector. By the end of 2016, the International civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a UN agency, will endorse a global standard for CO2 that all new aircraft will have to meet. This year, the ICAO will also approve the industry’s first worldwide carbon-offsetting… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

Documents obtained by Bankwatch provide more details for a European Investment Bank statement that its loans to Volkswagen may have been connected to the car makers use of cheating devices to rig emission tests. by Anna Roggenbuck, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog. With each passing day since Bankwatch revealed the European Investment Bank’s massive support… » read more

  Posted by Bankwatch

Crystal ball

As the New Year begins, it is time to look back at how the aviation market has performed in 2015—as well as look ahead to what to expect in the future. In this podcast Randy Tinseth, vice president Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, sat down with one of Boeing in-house prognosticators to look into the… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

Coinciding with the COP21 climate talks in Paris, ACEA’s Board of Directors met earlier this month to reiterate the industry’s long-term commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of its vehicles and production processes. Addressing climate change and air quality concerns tops the agenda of Europe’s automobile manufactures. Thanks to their efforts, CO2 emissions from new… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

In the first week of October, Bordeaux hosted the 22nd ITS World Congress, the largest conference on intelligent transport systems (ITS) in the world. ACEA joined more than 10,000 experts to explore the potential of ITS technology. From the perspective of Europe’s heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers, developments in the field of truck platooning are among the… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

So apparently this morning Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, has announced that security gates will be built to access Thalys trains: Trains: @RoyalSegolene annonce sur @FranceInter que des portiques pour le #Thalys seront installés à Lille et Paris avant le 20 décembre. — Julien Migaud-Muller (@jul_mm) November 24, 2015 De Telegraaf… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

Factory time lapse

Watching a Boeing airplane being built inside one of our factories is always an impressive sight. But seeing one assembled from start to finish is truly must-see t.v. We put together the time lapse video below for British Airways to document its first 787-9 going through the Everett factory. The airplane, which arrived today at… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

In recent years it may not have been the most glamourous service, but 2 direct trains a day connected the three capitals of the EU – Brussels to Strasbourg, via Luxembourg. This is the DB Reiseauskunft search for 2nd April 2016 (note 0 changes – just the classification of the train changes at the border):… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

Last month, more than 900,000 people visited the Frankfurt Motor Show to explore this year’s ‘Mobility Connects’ theme. ACEA took the occasion to present the European industry’s approach to tackling CO2 from road transport, with a particular focus on the potential of intelligent transport systems (ITS). The role of ITS technologies in reducing CO2 emissions… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

It is argued by some that mandatory CO2 targets or high prices for emissions credits may lead to greater industrial competitiveness. For the automotive industry – a business that produces vehicles worldwide and must compete globally – it is perhaps harder to see the direct link. At first sight it might appear that stricter emissions… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

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