CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND ALSO PRINT OUT AS IF YOU WERE IN AN ASPIRE LOUNGE

24 JUNE 2013

YOUR WORDS


Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.

BTN DISTRIBUTION

BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.

Index

Email this Page
Bookmark

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
info@btnews.co.uk
© 2021 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 24 JUNE 2013

A350 at Paris

As predicted by BTN the Airbus A350XWB prototype finally did make an appearance at the Paris Air Show last week, but on the Friday (21 June), when virtually all the press, and most of those that count, had gone home. 

The ‘big twin’ was spotted around 13:20 (lunchtime at those chalets that had not closed with executives homebound) and made a single overpass at around 600ft.  It will now go on record as making it first ‘public’ debut at Paris 2013, rather than the ‘private’ appearance at its home base at Toulouse a week earlier.

In truth it was a rather lack-lustre show (and extremely wet on the Monday) with the two most interesting aircraft not available for viewing, the A350 failing to land, and British Airways’ A380 banned for viewing for everyone and the airline’s PR department sitting back at Waterside. 

Two large ‘manufactured’ orders were announced, that by easyJet for 135 Airbus A320 series, Chief Executive Carolyn McCall more interested in selling seats at home than having a day out at Le Bourget, and for the third time Ryanair announcing a commitment for 175 Boeings, Michael O’Leary actually putting in an appearance. (Also see PARIS AIRSHOW REPORT).  www.paris-air-show.com

Index/Home page
 

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum


No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?


Add your comment

First Name
Surname
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
Country/City
Comment
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.
www.btnews.co.uk