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Airbus A350: First flight video

June 14, 2013
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Click on the link to watch Airbus's official video of the A350's maiden flight at Toulouse earlier today http://www.a350xwbfirstflight.com/

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Airbus A350: Factfile

June 14, 2013
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The A350-900 is sized to seat more than 300 passengers comfortably over routes as long as 8,100 nautical miles. The use of the most modern design and manufacturing techniques results in exceptional fuel economy. A350-900 Key figures Range 15 000 km Typical seating x314 (3-class) Max payload tonnes Wing...

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Airbus workers cheer maiden flight of their new A350 aircraft

June 14, 2013
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Airbus workers cheer maiden flight of their new A350 aircraft

Hundreds of Airbus workers based at its Filton plant today watched via video link as the company’s latest aircraft, the A350 XWB, took to the skies for its maiden flight. The 300-seat long range plane, which cost about £8.9bn to develop, spent four hours above Toulouse, where it was...

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Expanding London TV post-production group heads to Bristol

June 14, 2013
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Expanding London TV post-production group heads to Bristol

Evolutions, one of London’s largest post-production groups, is to open a TV editing base in Bristol – the latest in a string of media firms to move to the city. The state-of-the-art digital operation on Whiteladies Road, in the heart of the city’s media district and close to the...

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Global writing talent heads to Bristol for major literature festival

June 14, 2013
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Global writing talent heads to Bristol for major literature festival

Businesses are being invited to support a festival that will bring an impressive array of international writing talent to Bristol and Bath later this month.  A dozen of the best writers and performance poets from across the African Diaspora will take part in the Yardstick Festival from June 27 to...

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Innovation Awards will showcase Bristol’s sustainable sector

June 14, 2013
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Innovation Awards will showcase Bristol’s sustainable sector

Bristol’s sustainable businesses will be celebrated in the city’s first awards showcase dedicated solely to innovation. Bristol Business News’ Bristol Innovation Awards include an Innovation in Sustainability category alongside sectors ranging from creativity to bioscience. The awards are staged with Bristol Business News’ recently-launched magazine WestBusinessNews, which will give...

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PA of the Year Awards: The hunt is on for the Best in the West

June 13, 2013
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PA of the Year Awards: The hunt is on for the Best in the West

Following the success of the inaugural South West PA of the Year Awards last year, Bristol Business News and its sister titles including the recently-launched WestBusinessNews magazine, have again teamed up with prestigious Ston Easton Park Hotel, near Bath, to stage the South West PA of the Year Awards...

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Circuses can help Bristol perform on European stage, says Mayor Ferguson

June 13, 2013
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Circuses can help Bristol perform on European stage, says Mayor Ferguson

Bristol should be Europe’s capital city for circuses, Mayor George Ferguson has said as he officially opened Creative Common – the unique collaboration that has put culture at the heart of the city’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. The empty site near Temple Meads railway station has been transformed with...

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Clegg’s new region-boosting initiative welcomed by West manufacturing group

June 13, 2013
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Clegg’s new region-boosting initiative welcomed by West manufacturing group

The regional head of EEF The Manufacturers Organisation has welcomed Government plans to create a new Cabinet Office committee aimed at driving regional growth. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will chair the committee, which brings together a number of ministerial groups responsible for city deals and other regional economic...

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West housing market ‘buoyed by Osborne’s Help-to-Buy scheme’

June 13, 2013
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West housing market ‘buoyed by Osborne’s Help-to-Buy scheme’

The Government’s controversial Help-to-Buy scheme, which aims to stimulate the housing market, is already boosting sales in Bath and across the West, according to housebuilder Redrow. It said take-up of the scheme, which helps buyers with low deposits obtain mortgages by underwriting the loan, has been stronger in the...

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AirAsia signs major deal with Bristol safety software innovator Vistair

June 12, 2013
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AirAsia signs major deal with Bristol safety software innovator Vistair

Vistair, the fast-growing Bristol-based airline safety software specialist, has landed a major deal with AirAsia, one of the world’s leading low-cost carriers. The agreement is the latest in a series of key contract wins by Vistair which has made its safety management system SafetyNet the global market-leader. Multi-award-winning AirAsia,...

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£405m refinancing boost for UK’s largest student accommodation fund

June 11, 2013
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£405m refinancing boost for UK’s largest student accommodation fund

USAF, the specialist student accommodation fund in which Bristol-based Unite is the largest investor, has secured a £405m refinancing package which is likely to benefit Unite’s finances and its ability to borrow at lower rates. USAF is the largest fund of its type in the UK with a portfolio...

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MPs’ Severn Barrage rejection backed by West business groups

June 11, 2013
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MPs’ Severn Barrage rejection backed by West business groups

More business and environmental groups have backed the decision by a powerful committee of MPs to condemn highly-controversial plans to build a massive barrage across the River Severn near Bristol The House of Commons’ Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECCC) yesterday said the 11-mile, £25bn project would not be...

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