Pobeda plans Russian growth from Cologne Bonn

Pobeda – Aeroflot’s subsidiary airline and Russia’s only low-cost carrier (LCC) – has confirmed the commencement of a twice-weekly service from Cologne Bonn Airport to St. Petersburg tomorrow. Being the German airport’s only regular operator to Russia, the airline will launch the 1,753-kilometre connection utilising its 737-800 fleet, from 17 February.

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U.S. regulator awards amended type certificate to newest member of 737 MAX family

Airplane now being prepped for delivery in the coming weeks

SEATTLE, Feb. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that the 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the airplane for commercial service.

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Barnier Backs Down on Threats to Punish Britain

Talks started last week on the Implementation Period, which we are concerned will cause a needless delay to a really strong Brexit. Despite the spirit of cooperation with which Britain has approached the Brexit negotiations, EU negotiators have continued their bullying rhetoric and threats of sanctions. In our last e-Bulletin, we reported on the draft EU negotiating guidelines which would have allowed the Commission to unilaterally cut off British access to the Single Market if EU officials deem us to have breached the rules!

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FedEx customer information exposed in data breach

It has been reported that An unsecured FedEx server was breached, exposing thousands of customers’ personal information, a prominent security research firm discovered earlier this month. Package forwarding service Bongo International was acquired by FedEx in 2014 and now serves as a e-commerce service called FedEx Cross Border. But an unsecured Amazon S3 server, according to the white hat research group Kromtech, was holding more than 100,000 scanned documents including passports, drivers licenses, and security IDs. The white hat group responsibly disclosed the breach.

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Gatwick is world’s first major airport to introduce a cloud-based Flight Information System (FIDS)

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  • More resilient and can run on battery powered mobile screens with 4G connectivity independent from other airport systems or infrastructure if required
  • Gatwick’s 1200 cloud-based screens take up only 3Mbps – making the system extremely fast and responsive
  • New system can run natively on smart TVs

Gatwick is the world’s first major airport to introduce a cloud-based Flight Information Display System (FIDS) – an innovative, cost effective system that is easily scalable, more flexible and resilient, and requires considerably less infrastructure and maintenance.

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Signs First US Interstate Agreement

HTT will lead a consortium to create a network of routes throughout the Great Lakes megaregion starting with Cleveland and Chicago

PLAYA VISTA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — (New Images) – Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT | HyperloopTT) announced today the signing of official agreements with the North Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) and Illinois’ Department of Transportation (IDOT) to begin a feasibility study for the region. Several corridors have been identified for study connecting Cleveland to Chicago.

HyperloopTT Signs Agreement for Cleveland to Chicago Route

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US Premiere – Avon (Zodiac Nautic Group) and Torqeedo are thrilled to bring the Avon eJET Concept to the Miami International Boat Show



At the Cannes Yachting Festival, Avon and Torqeedo first introduced the Avon eJET Concept, a fully electric luxury jet tender. Since then, the tender has received international acclaim, including “honorable mention” at the IBI Boat Builder Awards during Metstrade in Amsterdam. eJET was also a finalist in the Nautic Innovation Awards held at the Paris boat show Le Nautic, created to reward solutions that best match with innovation, market impact and efficiency of the business model. 

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