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Microsoft provides grants to accelerate the delivery of affordable Internet access


“With more than half of the world’s population lacking access to the Internet, connectivity is a global challenge that demands creative problem solving,” said Peggy Johnson, executive vice president of business development at Microsoft. “By using technology that’s available now and partnering with local entrepreneurs who understand the needs of their communities, our hope is to create sustainable solutions that will not only have impact today but also in the years to come.” Microsoft’s Affordable Access Initiative aims to democratize access ... Read More »

Boeing, TAAG Angola Airlines Celebrate Delivery of Carrier’s 777-300ER


Boeing [NYSE: BA] and TAAG Angola Airlines, the national airline of Angola, celebrated the delivery of the airline's newest 777-300ER (Extended Range). The latest addition to TAAG’s fleet touched down in Luanda today following a non-stop 8,709 nautical mile (14,015 kilometers) delivery flight from Boeing's Delivery Center in Everett, Wash. The latest 777-300ER enables TAAG to augment its flagship service between Angola and Portugal, which increases to double daily effective June 2, 2016. "The 777-300ER forms the backbone of TAAG’s long-ha... Read More »

Lufthansa takes delivery of the world’s first Airbus A320neo as launching customer


Lufthansa, together with Airbus and the Pratt & Whitney engine manufacturer, celebrates the delivery of the world’s first Airbus A320neo. Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Lufthansa Group, Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier and the President of Pratt & Whitney Robert Leduc invited 700 guests and media representatives to the official delivery at Hamburg-Finkenwerder. Following the ceremonial handover, the first two new-type airplanes were presented to the public. The first A320neo, with the registration D-AINA, ha... Read More »

Boeing, Air Lease Corporation celebrate first direct delivery 777-300er


"The operational capabilities and versatility of the 777-300ER provide significant profitability potential for our customers," said ALC Chairman and CEO Steven F. Udvar-Hazy. "With its leading economics and passenger-pleasing interior, this aircraft has maintained a broad customer base year after year and will continue to do so long into the future." Udvar-Hazy helped launch the 777-300ER in 2004, and has ordered 94 777s during his career in the industry. This includes 43 777-200ERs, eight 777-300s and 43 777-300ERs – more than any other les... Read More »

Boeing celebrates double 777-300ER delivery to EVA Air


"Our new Boeing 777-300ERs will allow us to initiate significant changes in the flying experience we offer passengers around the world," said EVA Air Chairman K.W. Chang. "We will continue to modernize our world-class fleet with new and innovative technologies, ensuring that our passengers receive the most comfortable and memorable flying experience." The Panasonic eX3 in-flight entertainment system on EVA Air's new flagship 777-300ER features in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity and high-definition video touch screens at every seat. The airline'... Read More »

Reforming U.S. regulation to achieve better science


The U.S. bio-phrama industry’s distinction as No. 1 hasn’t gone unnoticed in the rest of the world, says “A Path to 21st Century Cures,” a white paper that describes the initiatives main objectives. “[O]ther nations are now actively working to gain a competitive edge in various elements, whether through a focus on basic research or a streamlined approval process to bring new treatments to market more quickly,” according to the report. Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, (R-Mich.), and Committee member Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) said there is ... Read More »

Changes to China mail regulations may cause delayed shipments


In addition, items containing certain regulated materials are being returned to sellers and will not be delivered. These items may include liquid beauty products (such as fragrances, colognes, lotions, and toner) and items containing flammable liquids (such as lighters). If you purchased such an item from a seller in China who ships through Shanghai and don’t receive your item after waiting an additional week, please contact your seller. If your item was returned to the seller, you should receive a refund. If you encounter any issues, please... Read More »

DHL Paketkasten now available nationwide


“The Paketkasten is the greatest development for our industry since the mailbox. With the Paketkasten, our customers can receive parcels at home, just as easily and routinely as they do their regular mail,” said Jürgen Gerdes, Deutsche Post DHL Board member for Post - eCommerce - Parcel. This adds another innovative service to the DHL Paket line-up for parcel recipients and offers customers a further option for sending and receiving parcels. “The Paketkasten is another important step on our path to consolidating our position as market leader in... Read More »

Boeing Delivers 75th 747 to Lufthansa


"Lufthansa is proud to share this milestone with Boeing," said Nico Buchholz, executive vice president, Lufthansa Group Fleet Management. "The 747 is an amazing airplane and will continue to delight our passengers for many years to come, and provide them with the ultimate in comfort and efficiency." Lufthansa is the launch customer for the 747-8 Intercontinental jetliner and took delivery of the first one in April 2012. The airplane delivered Wednesday is Lufthansa's 13th 747-8 Intercontinental. The airline currently flies the 747 to 22 dest... Read More »

Airbus Helicopters completes deliveries of EC135s to Turkey’s THK Gökçen Aviation for emergency medical services


Handover of the milestone EC135 occurred at Airbus Helicopters’ Donauwörth, Germany production facility, where the twin-engine rotorcraft is assembled. The EC135 already has demonstrated its capabilities in THK Gökçen Aviation’s emergency medical services (EMS) missions, as more than 2,000 flight hours have been logged since the helicopter’s 2013 service introduction with the operator. THK Gökçen Aviation is utilizing its EC135s in the framework of a five-year EMS contract with the Turkish Ministry of Health. “This rapid fleet build-up – wit... Read More »

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