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As new tariffs against Europe take effect, get ready to pay more for your cheese and wine

A fresh round of U.S. tariffs on $7.5 billion in European goods takes effect Friday in retaliation for subsidies on Airbus airplanes.         [Author: USA TODAY]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 18 October, 2019

Looking across the Garonne River to some of the stately buildings lining its banks in Bordeaux. See our new 2020 tour, details below. Good morningIf you had the Monday off this week, I hope you had a lovely long weekend.  It is very different in this country to most others, because there is seldom a national consensus as to which businesses will be open and closed on most “official” holidays.I know when I had a travel company, if we closed on such holidays, we’d find our voicemail full to over...
Tags: Airlines, Cars, Current Affairs, Miscellaneous, Newsletter, Weird and Wacky

UK manufacturers braced for financial hit as US tariffs bite

Makers of products ranging from Scotch whisky to biscuits and Savile Row suits to sufferBritish manufacturers of products ranging from Scotch whisky to biscuits and Savile Row suits are braced for a significant financial hit after US tariffs came into effect in retaliation for subsidies given to aerospace manufacturer Airbus.Tariffs of 25% came into effect at midnight on the US east coast (5am BST), damaging small businesses with few links to a 15-year aerospace industry battle between Airbus, t...
Tags: International trade, Airbus, Airline industry, Donald Trump, European Union, Europe, Boeing

50 Swiss flights grounded amid Airbus A220 safety fears

Engines have shut down in flight three times on Heathrow-Geneva link [Author: Simon Calder]
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Macron and Merkel try to showcase EU unity as Brexit looms

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are meeting in southern France, one day before a key EU summit that may approve a divorce deal with Britain. The leaders on Wednesday will first visit Airbus headquarters, as a symbol of European industrial cooperation, before holding bilateral talks and a […]
Tags: News, France, Angela Merkel, Eu, Britain, Nation, Merkel, Airbus, Toulouse, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, France AP

American’s Tel Aviv Flight Is Now Bookable

American announced in August that they would return to Israel starting on September 9th with 3 weekly 787-9 flights between Dallas and Tel Aviv. American pulled out of the Tel Aviv market on 1/4/16 after they merged with USAirways. At the time they flew daily from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv on an Airbus A330. American will […]
Tags: Deals, Israel, Tel Aviv, Dallas, Philadelphia, Airbus, Aa, Airline News, USAirways, Tel Aviv American

Human guinea pigs will take world’s first 20-hour nonstop flight on Boeing Dreamliner

For decades, travelers have stoically endured jet lag as an unavoidable menace on long journeys. Now, as airlines push for record-breaking non-stop flights halfway around the planet, efforts to counter the debilitating symptoms are turning into a billion-dollar industry. Fresh insight into the physical and emotional toll of ultra-long-haul travel should emerge this weekend when Qantas Airways Ltd. flies direct from New York to Sydney. No airline has ever completed that route without stopping. At...
Tags: Business, New York, London, Australia, Africa, Sport, Soccer, Sydney, Qantas, South America, Airbus, Pfizer, Airlines, Perth, Boeing, Singapore Airlines

New Swiss A220 jet engine failure forces checks

U.S. engine maker Pratt & Whitney faces new checks on engines for small jetliners after an engine failure forced a Geneva-bound Swiss jet to divert to Paris and prompted a brief grounding of the rest of the airline's Airbus A220 fleet.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Paris, Geneva, Airbus, Pratt Whitney

Delta to Portland: Big Bins and Great Service (Trip Report)

Just a couple months after my last trip to Portland, it was time to return. And just like last time, I had a bunch of flight issues before travel. We were actually heading up for a family wedding in the Willamette Valley an hour outside Portland, and after we booked… the wedding date changed. So we lost those bookings (though got lucky when an Alaska schedule change let us get at least one way refunded), and we rebooked for the week earlier on Southwest up with Delta taking us back… until...
Tags: Travel, La, Trip Reports, Alaska, Delta, Portland, Airbus, Monterey, Hulu, Southwest, San Francisco Bay Area, Lax, Travelers, Virgin America, Kevin, Willamette Valley

Building China's Comac C919 Airplane Involved a Lot of Hacking, Report Says

A report published today shines a light on one of China's most ambitious hacking operations known to date, one that involved Ministry of State Security officers, the country's underground hacking scene, legitimate security researchers, and insiders at companies all over the world. From a report: The aim of this hacking operation was to acquire intellectual property to narrow China's technological gap in the aviation industry, and especially to help Comac, a Chinese state-owned aerospace manufact...
Tags: China, Tech, Airbus, Boeing, Crowdstrike, Jiangsu, Ministry of State Security, COMAC, Ministry of State Security MSS, China Crowdstrike, Jiangsu Bureau

Audi grounds flying taxi project as it rethinks Airbus partnership

Audi is having second thoughts about a partnership with Airbus to develop a flying taxi. The goal of the project was to develop a vehicle that could transition from driving to flying.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Airbus, Audi, Flying Taxi, Pop.up Next

U.S. Gets Final OK to Hit EU With $7.5 Billion Airbus Sanction

(Bloomberg) -- The World Trade Organization on Monday formally authorized the U.S. to impose tariffs on about $7.5 billion worth of European exports annually in retaliation for illegal government aid to Airbus SE.Members approved this month’s arbitration award -- the largest in the trade organization’s history -- at a special meeting of the dispute settlement body at the WTO’s headquarters in Geneva. The development marks the final procedural hurdle before the U.S. can retaliate against European...
Tags: News, US, Eu, Atlantic, WTO, Geneva, Airbus, Boeing, Trump, Bloomberg News, Boeing Co, U S Trade Representative, France Germany Spain, Malmstrom, Cecilia Malmstrom, European Trade

Emirates Warns Airbus-Boeing Tariff War Will Push Up Fares - Bloomberg

Emirates Warns Airbus-Boeing Tariff War Will Push Up Fares - Bloomberg:A face-off between the U.S. and European Union over jetliner tariffs risks making travel more expensive for passengers, the world’s biggest long-haul airline has warned. Tit-for-tat import duties on Boeing Co. and Airbus SE planes would ultimately increase the cost of the aircraft and hence also fares, Emirates President Tim Clark said Monday in Dubai, where the carrier is based.“In the end, the prices of what we get charged ...
Tags: Travel, European Union, Tim Clark, Dubai, Airbus, Clark, Boeing Co, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Emirates Warns Airbus Boeing

Air Arabia to decide on new aircraft orders by Jan 2020: CEO - Reuters

Air Arabia to decide on new aircraft orders by Jan 2020: CEO - Reuters:Budget airline Air Arabia (AIRA.DU) will make a decision on ordering new aircraft by January 2020, its chief executive said on Monday.The decision will be made in the last part of 2019 or in January next year, Adel Ali said at a conference in Dubai. He said the company would order around 115 to 120 planes and is looking at Airbus A220 aircraft and the Boeing 737 MAX. Air Arabia’s current fleet consists of Airbus A320 planes. ...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Airbus, Boeing, Reuters, Air Arabia, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Adel Ali, MAX Air Arabia

WTO clears U.S. to target EU goods with tariffs over Airbus

The World Trade Organization (WTO) formally authorised the United States on Monday to impose tariffs on up to $7.5 billion of imports of EU goods after an arbitrator's decision over subsidies to planemaker Airbus .
Tags: Money, Eu, businessNews, United States, WTO, Airbus, World Trade Organization WTO

WTO body formally OKs US sanctions against EU in Airbus case

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization has formally given the go-ahead for the United States to impose trade sanctions on up to $7.5 billion worth of European Union goods following a ruling that European plane maker Airbus received illegal subsidies. The move by the trade body’s dispute settlement body was largely a formality after […]
Tags: Business, News, US, Eu, European Union, Ap, Nation, United States, World Trade Organization, WTO, Geneva, Airbus

Airline seatback screens may be an endangered species

Three of the largest U.S. airlines — American Airlines Group, United Airlines Holdings and Alaska Air Group — are removing screens from their domestic workhorses, the family of medium-range 737 and A320 aircraft sold by Boeing and Airbus, respectively
Tags: Travel, Business, Technology, News, Airbus, Boeing, Alaska Air Group, Boeing & Aerospace, American Airlines Group United Airlines Holdings

Merkel Says Germany and France Should Deepen Relationship

(Bloomberg) -- Explore what’s moving the global economy in the new season of the Stephanomics podcast. Subscribe via Pocket Cast or iTunes.Germany and France should deepen their relationship and coordinate policies more intensively, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in her weekly podcast, ahead of a Franco-German ministerial meeting Wednesday.Merkel and several German ministers will travel to Toulouse next week to meet French counterparts and discuss how to intensify political coordination. For exam...
Tags: News, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Bloomberg, Frankfurt, Merkel, Airbus, Toulouse, Emmanuel Macron, European Council, Daniel Schaefer, Pocket Cast, France Should Deepen Relationship, David Verbeek, Thomas MulierFor

Airbus and LM Industries want to change the way your next ride is made

Airbus and LM Industries are jointly launching a startup called Neorizon, which will look for new ways to manufacture vehicles. The goal is to implement new technologies at a faster pace.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Aviation, Airbus, Manufacturing, LM Industries, Neorizon

Trump Just Gave You a Whole New Reason to Go to Europe

Drew Angerer/GettyROME—For those who know that real parmesan cheese does not come in a can, next week is going to hurt. That's when tough 25 percent tariffs are scheduled to come into effect on hundreds of European imports, including made-in-Italy Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino, and Romano cheeses. The tariffs, which extend to other goodies like French wine and Scottish whiskey (list), are the result of a ruling by the World Trade Organization handed down over what were deemed to be unfair su...
Tags: Europe, News, European Union, Rome, Italy, World Trade Organization, Airbus, Parma, Puglia, State, Parmigiano Reggiano, Pompeo, Angerer, Mike Pompeo, Elizabeth Minchilli, Bologna Mantua Modena

‘Absolutely draconian’: British brands brace for Trump’s tariffs

UK expected to be hit hardest by Trump’s latest tariffs after the 25% tax on $7.5bn of goods is set to start against the EUThere is a corner of Manhattan’s Greenwich Avenue that is forever England – and right now it’s bloody angry.“This is absolutely draconian, ridiculous,” huffed Sean Kavanagh-Dowsett, co-owner of the restaurant, Tea & Sympathy, the adjoining general products store and its neighbor, A Salt & Battery, a fish and chip shop, that has been serving all things British to locals and e...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, England, European Union, World news, US news, Manhattan, Airbus, Donald Trump, Trump, Greenwich Avenue, Sean Kavanagh Dowsett

Sources: Lilium is looking to raise up to $500M for its electric flying taxis

“Flying cars” — airborne vehicles designed for urban and other short-distance commutes to replace conventional private automobiles — are (at best) still years away from being a reality, with significant safety, technology and business model hurdles to clear before they ever hit the sky. Now, sources tell us that one of more promising startups in the field, the German startup Lilium, wants to put itself into pole position, by ramping up its financial position. Lilium has been talking to invest...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Twitter, Europe, London, Germany, San Francisco, Tech, Banking, Intel, Aircraft, Transport, Tencent, Peter Thiel, Aviation

Europe Says It’s Ready for a Trade War If Pressured by the U.S.

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. France’s finance minister said he doesn’t want the European Union to become the latest front in the global trade war, but that the bloc would hit the U.S. with sanctions if a settlement isn’t reached in a long-running dispute over aircraft aid.“We are all aware of the dramatic consequences of this trade war between China and the U.S. on the level of growth,’’ minister Bruno Le Maire ...
Tags: Europe, News, France, China, Eu, European Union, World Trade Organization, Luxembourg, WTO, Airbus, Madrid, Boeing, U S, Boeing Co, Bruno Le Maire, Le Maire

AerCap picks up Airbus jet orders dropped by Norwegian - sources

Orders for five unbuilt Airbus jets relinquished by budget carrier Norwegian Air this week are now under the ownership of leasing company AerCap as part of a deal to finance deposits on the planes, industry sources said.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Airbus, AerCap, Norwegian Air

573 Collings Foundation B-17

We discuss the crash of the Collings Foundation B-17 and present our interview with pilot Mac McCauley, recorded one week prior to the fatal crash. Also, NTSB recommendations for the FAA after the fatal 737 MAX crashes, ICAO’s push ahead with the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, tariffs after the WTO rules on unfair aviation subsidies, and two airliners make emergency landings. Collings Foundation B-17 Collings Foundation B-17 pilot Ernest “Mac” McCauley. Cop...
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France says hackers might go after supply chains after Airbus cyber assault

France has issued a new cyber threat advisory about targeted espionage operations directed at third-party service providers and engineering firms. The findings — published by the country’s cybersecurity agency ANSSI (Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information) — is based on its investigation into two different sets of attacks — one involving the use of PlugX malware, and an other that relies on legitimate tools (CertMig, ProcDump, Netscan) and credential theft. ANSSI said the cam...
Tags: Security, Startups, Europe, France, Tech, Airbus, ANSSI, ANSSI Agence Nationale de la Sécurité

Exclusive: Airbus defence unit sees cash challenge, adopts efficiency plan

Airbus Defence and Space has issued an internal warning of significant challenges in meeting cashflow and other targets for 2019 as it rolls out an internal efficiency plan called "Momentum", people familiar with the matter said.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus faces record fourth quarter delivery task to hit goal

Airbus shares rose on Tuesday as investors bet a 13.5% rise in nine-month deliveries put it within reach of a full-year goal despite factory snags, while the cancellation of five jets from struggling Norwegian Air took the edge off 41 new orders.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Airbus

Airbus extends lead over Boeing in aircraft sales race

The European planemaker says it sold 41 jets in the month and won a total of 303 orders in the first nine months of the year.
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Airbus sold 41 jets in September, targets record fourth-quarter deliveries

Airbus sold 41 jets in September and processed cancellations for nine jets including five originally sold to Norwegian Air , leaving the European firm ahead of Boeing Co in a relatively slow year for an industry distracted by safety and trade headlines.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Airbus, Boeing Co