GE Aviation's Durham-based jet engine factory gives update on jobs promise, preps new airplane engines

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On the heels of a state-incentivized hiring binge, GE Aviation in Durham is undergoing costly manufacturing preparations for a yet-to-be released engine aimed at powering future 777s.

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With airfreight industry leader Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. as its majority shareholder, Polar is 49% owned by DHL Express, and DHL is an anchor customer. Under this long-term, strategic partnership, Polar supports DHL Express with trans-Pacific express service on Polar’s fleet of Boeing 747-400 freighters.

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Eco travel: What are our current options for green aviation

Article | February 28, 2020

When the first commercial flight took off on 1 January 1914, the carbon emissions contributing to air pollution were probably not the highest priority. More than a century later, in 2019, the actions of young environmental activist Greta Thunberg helped raise awareness of the Swedish term flygskam — translated as “flight shame” — to the rest of the world. Her decision to cross the Atlantic Ocean by boat, instead of going by plane, to attend a United Nations summit captured the world’s imagination. In fact, it was Swedish singer Staffan Lindberg, who started the movement in 2017 with his pledge to give up flying.

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Why Has Airbus Built The A321XLR?

Article | February 28, 2020

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How AI can save airline customer service teams in times of crisis

Article | February 28, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has put airline customer care teams on the front lines. Airlines that have adopted artificial intelligence are alleviating some of the stress that their customer care teams are under.

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An uncertain future for cruise and aviation

Article | February 28, 2020

As we begin to hit what would be the peak season toward the middle of spring and start of summer, instead of reading stories of holiday go-ers preparing for their next big escape, we’re instead reading stories of two huge industries that may suffer huge losses following the coronavirus pandemic. As it currently stands, all major cruise lines have had major disruptions to their services as they’re forced to lay off thousands of workers indefinitely whilst ports to many countries remain closed for the foreseeable future - the first big disruption to the industry since 9/11. And whilst the extended period of time in which services aren’t running for, the issues that the cruise liners may suffer from most could be a damaged reputation following the spread of infections amongst a number of ships. With many different people from many different countries all coming together in one confined space, it allowed the virus to spread very quickly in some instances, such as the Diamond Princess, reporting over 700 confirmed cases .

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With airfreight industry leader Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. as its majority shareholder, Polar is 49% owned by DHL Express, and DHL is an anchor customer. Under this long-term, strategic partnership, Polar supports DHL Express with trans-Pacific express service on Polar’s fleet of Boeing 747-400 freighters.

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