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Day: 10 June 2016

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Masters Of the Universe: Design Ideas For Your Own Private A350XWB

For Masters of the Universe who need their own private A350 XWB to get wherever it is they need to be in maximum comfort, Airbus has released new cabin lay-out proposals which are sure to please.

The airframe manufacturer launched its ACJ350 XWB during EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition) this past month, as the ideal flying castle for the Master of the Universe who literally has everything already—except his own private A350 XWB. (We’re just assuming you’re a gentleman, but if you’re a lady more power to you!)

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The Row Over Airport Charges Intensifies: ACI-EU and A4E at Odds on “Tills”

The debate between A4E and ACI-Europe intensified this week as ACI-Europe released a new study tackling claims made by A4E that airport charges are excessive.

Speaking with A4E’s Managing Director, Thomas Reynaert, during the IATA Annual General Meeting last week, he explained the association’s complaints on charges at Europe’s airports, saying:

“We believe that there are still too many instances within the EU where airports are in a monopolistic or quasi-monopolistic situation. Where we are not being allowed..there’s no possibility to have decent commercial negotiations with the airports.”