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Setra ComfortClass 500 comes through 34,000 km long round-the-world coach tour with flying colours

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Following the return of the Setra ComfortClass 500 touring coach to Germany, Avanti managing director and tour initiator Hans-Peter Christoph and his group of globetrotters were hailed at the Neu-Ulm Setra Customer Centre. For Heinz Friedrich, Setra brand spokesman in Germany, the extraordinary journey was a premiere of a very special kind for the manufacturer, for the coach operator and for all the travellers: "This tour and this coach wrote history. I am very proud that we were privileged to be a part of this remarkable event with an S 515 HD... Read More »

BMW i3 online campaign peers over test-drivers’ shoulders

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“We realised right away, after the first test-drives, that we should utilise the excitement of BMW i3 test-drivers for a really authentic and unique form of communication,” explains Dr. Steven Althaus, head of BMW Brand Management and Marketing Services BMW Group. “The online campaign networks reality and marketing and provides an honest insight into the BMW i3 driving experience,” adds Althaus. 45 teams, with 107 people in total, were invited to test-drive a BMW i3 in Berlin, London and Madrid and filmed during the drive. Over 30 hours of f... Read More »

I4 Mobility Partners chosen for Florida highway-widening project

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The I4 Ultimate Project will reduce congestion and provide additional capacity along a busy 21-mile section of Interstate 4 that also serves as a major tourist route across Orlando. Under a public-private partnership, the winning consortium will design, build, finance and operate the new section over an anticipated 40-year concession. The project includes reconstructing 15 major interchanges, constructing more than 145 bridges, adding four variable priced toll Express Lanes, and completely rebuilding general use lanes. The Florida Department of... Read More »

Boeing Receives 1st Multi-year Contract for Rescue Radio Logistics Support

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The Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) program's first multi-year logistics contract is valued at $32.5 million in total. A global emergency call system used by the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy for search and rescue operations, CSEL consists of hand-held radios, satellite relays and four global base stations. "With this first-ever multi-year CSEL support contract, Boeing will be able to provide reliable, long-term service for this essential system," said Steve Capps, Boeing CSEL program manager. "This agreement also eliminates o... Read More »

British Airways Hits Historic High

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To mark hitting the record number the airline has released photos showing flight simulators dating back to the 1930s. The new addition, a full-motion Airbus A320 simulator, features the latest in flight training technology, allowing pilot instructors to link their iPads to the simulator to control each training session. British Airways’ head of flight technical and training, Captain David Thomas, said: “We’re proud to continue to provide our pilots with cutting-edge technology to train on. “We have a long history of training our own pi... Read More »

Aeroflot Integrated Management System Certified in Accordance with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 Standards

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The certificate was handed by Tomas Vit, the head of TÜV SÜD Central Eastern Europe, and CEO of TÜV SÜD Russia Oscar Ozols. TÜV SÜD Russia, the official representative of one of the world’s leading companies for international certification TÜV SÜD, examined the airline’s compliance with the international standards imposed on integrated management systems. Comprehensive check took place in Aeroflot on February 3-7, 2014. Auditors visited key divisions responsible for product quality and customer service; production safety; security; service o... Read More »

FedEx Delivers Rare T. Rex Skeleton to Smithsonian

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The 65 million-year-old fossil, named The Nation’s T-Rex, will be on display at the Smithsonian where it is on loan for 50 years.  It is intended to be the centerpiece of the new dinosaur hall at the Museum, which receives more than 7 million visitors annually.  FedEx was pleased to provide the transportation to support this key piece of history. Measuring 38 feet long and weighing seven tons, the T-Rex made the journey from Montana to Washington, D.C., on a specially-branded FedEx Custom Critical truck.  The truck, driven by a husband-and-w... Read More »

New RIC carriages to run as part of international passenger train No. 32/31 Leo Tolstoy between Moscow – Helsinki

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RIC stands for Regolamento Internazionale delle Carrozze or International Coach Regulations, which covers the international use of railway passenger coaches between European railways. Tickets for the train's upgraded formation are already on sale, although fares are remaining at the same level as previously. Passengers on this service can also expect other innovations from 1 June 2014. The design of the dining car has been changed to reproduce the atmosphere of Russia's cultural environment at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning o... Read More »

Aeroflot Expands Fleet with New A320

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Sharklets improve aircraft aerodynamics and may reduce fuel consumption on long-haul flights by up to 4 per cent, according to Airbus. The new wing-tips are 2.4 metres high and made of composite materials. All A320 aircraft are delivered to Aeroflot directly from the manufacturer. The A320 Konstantin Feoktistov is equipped with CFM56 engines and can accommodate 158 passengers in a spacious two-class configuration (8 seats in business and 150 in economy). These aircraft provide services primarily on European and domestic routes. Aeroflot is o... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz at Auto China 2014: galloping ahead in the year of the horse

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The fascinating study combines on-road performance with the typical off-road competence of a Mercedes SUV. The dynamic gallop through the year of the horse is being reinforced by the locally produced long-wheelbase version of the new C-Class, developed specifically for China. With eight more new models for the local market, as well as the expansion of the distribution network by 100 dealerships in 40 cities, Mercedes-Benz is laying the groundwork for increasing its sales to 300,000 units by 2015. “The Chinese word for Benz is ‘ben-chi’ and a... Read More »

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