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Airbus sales top £16bn in two days at Paris Air Show

June 22, 2011
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European planemaker Airbus has outsold American rival Boeing by a large margin in the first two days of the Paris Air Show, notching up orders worth around £16bn ($26bn), mainly of its revamped single-aisle A320neo whose new engines will deliver fuel savings of 15%. The tally of single aisle...

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UK bids for more business as Airbus orders soar

June 21, 2011
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Business and Enterprise minister Mark Prisk has met his counterparts from France, Germany and Spain at the Paris Air Show to pitch for a bigger UK role in the next generation single-aisle airliner, the fuel-efficient Airbus A320neo.  Mr Prisk has also met representatives from Boeing to discuss the expansion of US...

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Thatchers toasts cider deal with Bath Rugby

June 21, 2011
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Thatchers Cider has signed a three-year deal with Bath Rugby as the club’s official cider partner. The North Somerset cider maker's logo will be displayed on Bath team jerseys and there will be branding at the Recreation Ground including the re-naming of the north stand as the Thatchers Stand. Thatchers...

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High-speed rail depot plan could create 200 jobs

June 21, 2011
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  The £1bn plan to electrify the rail route between Bristol and London could create 200 jobs at a new rail maintenance depot in Stoke Gifford, close to Bristol Parkway Station. Hitachi Rail Europe is reported to be in talks with South Gloucestershire Council about using land owned by...

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Paris Air Show – Bristol Business News is at the leading edge

June 21, 2011
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With the Paris Air Show in full swing, announcements from major aerospace companies are being made thick and fast. Bristol Business News is leading the regional coverage of the show, the largest gathering of the global aviation industry, with value-added reporting by our team of experienced business journalists. Yesterday...

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Paris Air Show – Aircraft sales will really take off, says Boeing

June 20, 2011
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  More than 33,500 new aircraft worth £2.4 trillion ($4 trillion) will be needed over the next 20 years as the number of passengers rises threefold. The astonishing figures come from US aerospace giant Boeing as the Paris Air Show, the world’s largest gathering of aviation industry figures, gets...

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Commercial property tenants ‘hold whip hand’

June 20, 2011
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Now is a good time for commercial property tenants to renegotiate rent and other lease terms, claims Chris Dawson, commercial lease specialist at Colliers’ Bristol office. He said: “When a property lease is approaching its expiry the capital value of the investment diminishes due to uncertainty over the projected income stream. For this reason we...

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Claim and counter-claim as Paris Air Show kicks off

June 20, 2011
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Airbus has dismissed claims by Jim Albaugh, head of US rival Boeing’s commercial jet division, that the European planemaker's upgraded single aisle A320neo will put it only “on par” with the larger versions of the rival  Boeing 737.  “There is not an airline in the world that believes that –...

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Exclusive – GKN lands first contract for Bristol plant

June 20, 2011
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GKN Aerospace in Bristol is to build wing parts for a new business jet for French group Dassault Aviation – its first major contract win since it took over Airbus’s Filton manufacturing operations three years ago. GKN will be responsible for the complete design, component manufacture and assembly of...

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City claim part-victory over new stadium site

June 17, 2011
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Bristol City Football Club has cleared one of the last hurdles with its controversial plans to build a new £92m 30,000-seat stadium at Ashton Vale in the face of fierce opposition from a group of local residents.  It follows last night's decision at a Bristol City Council public rights of...

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Airbus outstrips Boeing ahead of the Paris Air Show

June 17, 2011
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Airbus has secured commitments for just over 100 of its revamped A320neo single aisle airliner family ahead of next week's Paris Air Show. The European planemaker, which designs the wings of all its aircraft at its Filton plant in Bristol, has now notched up sales and options for its...

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Museum to showcase future of city’s creative sector

June 16, 2011
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Bristol’s role as a creative and innovative powerhouse will be boosted by the opening of its £27m M Shed museum, key figures in the city proclaimed today. The M Shed, housed in the city’s former waterfront Industrial Museum, opens to the public tomorrow with 3,000 exhibits telling the story...

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Mulberry to create 50 jobs as global demand soars

June 16, 2011
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Luxury leather goods firm Mulberry today revealed it is to expand its West factory, creating more than 50 jobs, as it reported a massive 358% increase in annual pre-tax profits. The manufacturing jobs, which will include apprenticeships for local school leavers, will help the firm meet ever-growing demand for...

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