Boeing Delivers First 787-9 Dreamliner to Juneyao Airlines

Juneyao Airlines 1st 787-9 Delivery – October 19, 2018

Delivery marks the first widebody airplane for a privately-held Chinese airline

Long-range 787-9 Dreamliner will enable the carrier to expand its international network

SEATTLE, Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines. The new, super-efficient Dreamliner will also be the first widebody commercial jet operated by a privately-held Chinese airline.

Ariane 5 successfully launched from Kourou: BepiColombo is now on its long ‘braking path’ to Mercury

Two missions in one will travel 8.5 billion kilometres through the inner solar system

Kourou, 20 October 2018 – The European-Japanese BepiColombo mission to Mercury was successfully launched this morning, Saturday 20 October, at 03:45 am (CET) from the spaceport in Kourou (French Guiana) on an Ariane 5 launcher. The satellite built by Airbus for the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) is now embarking on its long journey of some 8.5 billion kilometres through the inner solar system, reaching our solar system’s innermost planet in seven years.

GGR Day 110: Media Alert – Mark Slats ETA at Hobart film gate

Dateline 10:00 UTC  19.10.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

2nd placed Dutch solo yachtsman Mark Slats is expected to reach the Hobart film gate around 22:00 UTC Sunday
Slats’ Rustler 36 Ophen Maverick is currently running in 2nd place in the Golden Globe  Race

At 08:00 UTC Friday, (18:00 local time Hobart) Australian born Dutchman Mark Slats was 230 miles from the Hobart film drop, making 7.4knots in what he describes as excellent conditions.  “FLYING ALONG. JUST MADE CONTACT WITH TASMAN MARITIME.” he texted Race HQ in Les Sables d’Olonne. The 41-year old skipper and his Rustler 36 Ophen Maverick  is currently in 2nd place within the Golden Globe Race fleet. Slats was born and raised in Darwin and expected to sail in to Storm Bay and cross the line around 08:00 local time Sunday (22:00 UTC Saturday)

Reigning Melges 32 World Champ Kuznetsov Sits On Top

2018 Melges 32 World Championship – Cagliari, Italy

CAGLIARI, Italy (October 18, 2018) – Defending Melges 32 World Champion Pavel Kuznetsov at the helm of TAVATUY declared today at Worlds in Cagliari that he absolutely refuses to go quietly. After a stormy-day delay on Wednesday and two races on Thursday, Kuznetsov marched to the front of the fleet with a 4-1 performance putting him in first place overall and, on the path to potentially capturing his second World Championship title.

Tackling maritime emissions – IMO rolls out ship and port toolkits

18 October 2018, 18:12

Tackling maritime emissions – IMO rolls out ship and port toolkits

Tackling maritime emissions - IMO rolls out ship and port toolkits

To reduce emissions across the maritime sector, national authorities need to first quantify those emissions and then develop a strategy to reduce them. A new set of free-of-charge toolkits to assess and address emissions from ships and ports is now available from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the global regulatory body for shipping.