Leonardo exhibits new generation and bestselling VIP helicopters at the Monaco Yacht Show

Monaco, 28 September 2017 – Leonardo, a leading manufacturer in the global helicopter industry, is exhibiting two of its most successful models in VIP/corporate transport configuration at the Monaco Yacht Show (27-30th September). The company is showcasing a GrandNew light twin and an AW169 light intermediate twin aircraft, both owned by a British private customer and used for VIP transport missions across the UK.

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Jeppesen and Air Malta Agree to Navigation, Charting and Electronic Flight Bag Service Contract

Digital Jeppesen services to maximize operational efficiency for flagship carrier of Malta

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA], through its subsidiary Jeppesen, today announced a three-year service renewal agreement with Air Malta to provide Jeppesen’s industry-leading FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) services on iPad, in addition to digital charting data and NavData global navigation services for the airline.

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Boeing Donates Additional $1 Million to Assist Hurricane Recovery and Relief Efforts

Contributions directed to areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

CHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and The Boeing Charitable Trust are committing an additional $1 million to assist with hurricane disaster relief in areas affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the company announced today. In addition to a previous commitment of $1 million from The Boeing Charitable Trust for Hurricane Harvey recovery and relief, Boeing employees and retirees have given more than $700,000, and when matched, will bring Boeing’s full humanitarian aid relief package to over $3.2 million.

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Rockwell Collins helps major Asia Pacific airline get connected on 100 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Rockwell Collins’ CabinConnectTM wireless in-flight connectivity and entertainment solution lets passengers stream onboard entertainment content using their personal devices.

  • Rockwell Collins’ largest nose-to-tail connectivity contract to date
  • Passengers will have access to fastest in-flight internet speeds available
  • Airline crew and operations will benefit from enhanced efficiency and increased access to information, including global flight tracking

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2017) – A large Asia Pacific-based airline has selected Rockwell Collins as its provider of nose-to-tail connectivity services for its fleet of 100 new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

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Extreme skiing in Japan, and Heli Skiing

Over the past 10 years, Japan has seen a huge increase in British skiers visiting the country to experience for themselves the famous powder. The unique thing about Japan is the snow quality, it really is pillow soft. You can’t make snowballs as the powder just leaks through your fingers. The result? Vast quantities of the lightest and fluffiest powder snow known to humankind. This makes it a surreal skiing experience, and one that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Lift passes are among the cheapest of any destination, with prices far cheaper than Europe or the US, meaning plenty of extra money to spend enjoying the local area.

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BookPick: Seven September Selections

BookPick: Seven September Selections

by BigJules

Autumn (or Fall for my American friends) always seems a good time to curl up with an engrossing book. This BookPick has seven items, from a paean to recreational sailing to a chronicle of the 1779 siege of Gibraltar to a celebration of the most-used weapon in history. Whether you’re looking for an addition to your library or just a good read, I hope there’s something for everyone in this special selection.

 

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