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    While market acceptance of alternative-fuel vehicles is rising, we should not forget that they still only represent a very small share of vehicle sales in Europe. It thus remains vital that all relevant players, including policy makers, continue to strive to remove the barriers that hamper the wider market uptake of alternative-fuel vehicles… » read more

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

Last year the EU automobile industry exported more than 6.2 million vehicles, generating a positive trade balance for Europe in excess of €100 billion. The United States is by far the biggest market for European motor vehicles, accounting for more than 20% of exports (or about 1.3 million units). The other way round, the United… » read more

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

Currently, there are roughly 7.4 billion people on our planet, already more than half of whom live in urban settlements. In Europe the urbanisation rate is even higher, with almost 74% of all Europeans living in cities today. It is estimated that in 2050 our planet will count 9.7 billion inhabitants, with one-third of people… » read more

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

This year is particularly important for aviation’s climate action. This week, representatives of the world’s governments will convene at the 39th International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly to enter into final negotiations on a global scheme for offsetting aviation CO2 emissions. If they agree on a measure, commercial aviation will be the first sector to… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

From 30 hours to 30 seconds

Here’s a time-lapse view of the world’s “Largest solid 3-D printed item” being made. Boeing and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory created the object, which measures 5.3 metres long, 1.7 metres wide and half a metre tall. The component, a wing trim and drill tool that Boeing will use to build… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

Remembering Joe

Recent passing of the legendary Joe Sutter has touched the entire aviation world. We would like to remember the Father of the 747 through the words of Randy Tinseth, vice president marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “I got to know Joe very well during my time on the 747-8 program. His love for the airplane… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

Freighter conversion is doubling the life of passenger airplanes. To convert them, engineers create original design solutions for each airplane. After extensive work, the converted airplanes are sent back to work as freighters for another 20 years, saving them from being parked and replacing less efficient freighters at the same time. Learn more about Boeing… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

From Plants to Planes

Next time you fly, imagine that the interior of the airplane was made from plant-based materials, making much of the cabin sustainable. Boeing’s improving the environmental performance of airplane interiors through novel use of flax. See more Boeing innovations at http://www.boeing.com/innovation/   Discover more on the Boeing YouTube channel

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

The 737 MAX is living up to its name in a new video demonstrating the maximum performance capabilities of Boeing’s newest airplane. The video was captured in Moses Lake, Wash., as Capts. Mike Bryan, Greg McCann and Chris Dobb, all Boeing Test & Evaluation pilots, practiced the flight demonstration they performed at the Farnborough International… » read more

  Posted by The Aviation Blog

Strategic oil projects have a considerably longer horizon and decisions taken in the oil sector are driven by what is expected with regard to the future of crude oil and its prices in 25 years. A quarter of a century is a long time, and a lot can happen over the span of 25 years.… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

In Q2 2016, the situation on the global oil market unfolded in line with our expectations. Oil prices continued on an upward trend started around mid-January 2016. On the back of stronger demand (fuelled by low prices) and unforeseen events, which amplified the factors with a bearing on supply, the average price of Brent crude… » read more

  Posted by Adam Czyzewski

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