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Aviation traffic expected to become twice by 2037 in Pakistan: AIRBUS

KARACHI: Aviation traffic in Pakistan is increasing and is projected to become twice over the next two decades with a yearly augment of 4.9%, according to the Airbus Global Market Forecast. The report stated, in order to congregate with the mounting demand, Pakistan’s aviation industry will be requiring 250 passenger aircraft by 2037. The Airbus officials briefed as per Pakistan's aviation sector, if airline traffic in Pakistan is considered on the whole, 18% is based on domestic use while the rest of 82% is used for…

Renault unveils futuristic self-driving car at Geneva Motor Show

GENEVA: French car maker Renault an electric and autonomous concept vehicle at Geneva Motor Show and the concept has been earning praises from industry insiders all over the world.  Why? It's cocoon-like styling maximizes the field of vision of the autonomous system's sensors, and allow natural light through the panoramic glass roof. The robo-vehicle’s height does not interfere with pedestrians' view of the city  A first of its kind, Renault EZ-GO is both a vehicle and a service that allows people to…

British astronaut hails ‘groundbreaking’ Airbus satellite

LONDON: British astronaut Tim Peake hailed a "groundbreaking" satellite being built by Airbus which its developers say will bring an unprecedented level of flexibility to space telecommunications. The Eutelsat Quantum satellite is being put together by the multinational company in Portsmouth, on the south coast of England, where it was unveiled on Monday ahead of transfer to France for testing later this year. When launched in 2019 it will for the first time allow a commercial satellite to be fully reconfigurable while…

Airbus tests self-flying taxi

Airbus said Friday that it had successfully held the first test flights of the Vahana, an electric, pilotless flying vehicle that it hopes will be able to ferry people around cities. The Wednesday flight at a test range in the US state of Oregon lasted just under one minute, with the aircraft lifting up five metres (16 feet) from the ground and landing without control from a pilot, the European aerospace firm said in a statement. Read More: Driverless hover-taxi makes first ‘concept’ flight in Dubai Propelled by eight…

Airbus to pay compensation to 2007 Brazil crash victims

SAO PAULO: European aircraft giant Airbus will pay some 30 million reais ($9.1 million) in compensation to relatives of the 199 people killed in a 2007 air crash in Sao Paulo, a lawyer said Monday. "After years of negotiations, 33 families have signed the terms of the agreement with Airbus," Gabriela Ristow told AFP. The accord, which was reached with a total of 93 individuals, was signed in November but not previously made public. Read More: Human error led to Chapecoense plane crash Airbus has agreed to pay the…

Airbus, Boeing close in on Dubai deals worth $30 billion

DUBAI: A battle for orders erupted on day one of the Dubai Airshow on Sunday as Europe’s Airbus and its U.S. arch-rival Boeing prepared to fire opening salvos worth almost $30 billion. Airbus was widely expected to announce a fresh order worth $16 billion at list prices for the world’s largest passenger jet, the A380, from Dubai’s Emirates, injecting new life into its soft-selling superjumbo program. But sources familiar with the matter said Boeing could try to upstage its European competitor by grabbing a surprise…

Made-in-China passenger jet set to take wing

SHANGHAI: China is expected this week to conduct the maiden test flight of a home-grown passenger jet built to meet soaring domestic travel demand and challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus. The C919, built by state-owned aerospace manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), was set to take wing over Shanghai on Friday, the company said on Wednesday, according to the official Xinhua news agency. "If weather conditions are not suitable, the maiden flight will be rescheduled," COMAC said, adding…

Ready for take-off? China’s answer to Boeing now just needs to sell

SHANGHAI/PARIS: When China unveiled an historic order for its first large commercial jetliner at a national air show in 2010, Western journalists were kept away, and only local media were allowed to witness a major turning point in China's aviation ambitions. The COMAC C919 jet is expected to stage its maiden flight in the coming weeks, and foreign media and potential buyers will be invited in force - illustrating how Beijing is adjusting to competition for a slice of global jet sales worth $2 trillion over the next 20…

WATCH: This self-flying car concept is taking internet by storm

New innovations in science are multiplying with the passage of time. Nobody knows what the world will exactly look like in the coming years. But one thing is for sure that this world is going to transform completely into a digital world. Aircraft manufacturing company, Airbus has partnered with an auto engineering company, Italdesign, to materialize one such idea which is "seamless, multi-modal and fully electronic urban mobility". This idea has been named as Pop-Up. Pop-Up will be connected with an application. The…