Transport


Airbus lands biggest-ever deal worth US$49.5b for 430 A320s

AIRBUS signed a US$49.5 billion deal yesterday to sell 430 airplanes to the Phoenix-based private equity firm that owns Frontier Airlines, striking the European aerospace company’s biggest deal ever at ...

November 16, 2017, Thursday


Lockheed Martin wins US$1.6b UAE deal

The United Arab Emirates will pay Lockheed Martin Corp 6 billion dirhams (US$1.63 billion) to upgrade 80 F-16 jet fighters, a Defense Ministry spokesman said....

November 13, 2017, Monday


Dubai Airshow takes off with Emirates’ US$15.1b Boeing buy

THE biennial Dubai Airshow opened yesterday with hometown long-haul carrier Emirates making a US$15.1 billion buy of American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners, as the world’s biggest defense companies promoted ...

November 13, 2017, Monday


Order for 5 B787-8s

AZERBAIJAN Airlines President Jahangir Askerov announced an order for five Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner jets at the Dubai Airshow yesterday. The airline has also agreed to order two wide-body freighters from ...

November 13, 2017, Monday


China’s jet in long-distance test

CHINA’S domestically produced passenger jet, the C919, will make its first long-distance flight today, leaving Shanghai for northwest China’s Shaanxi Province to undergo further tests. It will take off ...

November 10, 2017, Friday


Shipbuilder wins award for vessel

SHANGHAI Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co received a special award yesterday at the 19th China International Industry Fair for developing the world’s largest heavy lift vessel — an example of China’s progress ...

November 9, 2017, Thursday


China’s cruise sector to ride the waves

CHINA’S cruise industry will continue to enjoy a remarkable growth trend for at least the next decade, industry experts said at the 12th China Cruise Shipping Conference being held in Sanya in Hainan ...

November 8, 2017, Wednesday


Reducing rail travel time

The construction site of Cuijiaying Hanjiang River Bridge of Wuhan-Shiyan high-speed railway in Hubei Province. Construction of the superstructure of the bridge’s main project is underway. Its 870-meter-long main bridge is set to be finished at the end of 2019. The high speed rail will cut the travel time betwnn Wuhan and Shiyan to two hours from almost four hours now. ...

November 6, 2017, Monday


China bridging distances nationwide

China has built more than 800,000 highway bridges, and over 10,000 kilometers of high-speed railway bridges, transport authorities said yesterday. There were 805,300 highway bridges across China at the ...

November 6, 2017, Monday


High luxury at US$850m

Singapore Airlines staff members stand next to a display of its business class seat during the launch of new cabin products and in-flight experiences in Singapore yesterday. SIA will first install the products on five new Airbus A380 planes entering its fleet as part of a total US$850 million investment to retrofit all of its 19 Airbus superjumbos with luxurious interiors. The airline is fighting to retain its premium customers amid tougher competition from rival carriers....

November 3, 2017, Friday




 

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