Daily Archives: July 16, 2018

2018 Farnborough Air Show Marks Debut of Bombardier New ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin

MONTRÉAL, July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft unveiled the interior of the first CRJ Series aircraft with the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin design on the opening day of the Farnborough International Air Show in the United Kingdom.

Bombardier showcased the new cabin alongside launch operator Delta Air Lines and supplier Zodiac Aerospace during its air show inauguration event.The CRJ900 on its way to the Farnborough Airshow

“Our product is evolving, and this signature cabin design represents the latest innovation to our very successful regional jet program,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “This cabin design will add value to airlines, the feedback has already been very positive as demonstrated with the recent momentum we have gained in the market.”

The CRJ900 aircraft on static display at the airshow is painted in Delta Air Lines livery and fitted with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin.

Bombardier will also emphasize its presence at the airshow from July 16-20 with a display of a Q400 aircraft in the colours of Ethiopian Airlines, as well as a Global 6000 business jet featuring the Premier Cabin.

Bombardier’s static display and chalet are located at OE26 and A5, respectively.

About the ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin
The new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin sets new standards of passenger experience in the regional jet market segment. Key features of the new interior are comprised of larger passenger living space, wheel-first roller bag capability, more spacious lavatory, increased cabin connectivity options, all integrated in a contemporary design and material choices. In fact, the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin design allows each passenger to carry and store an “oversized” roller bag within the aircraft cabin bins which minimizes the need to check bags at the counter or the gate. To learn more: DiscoverAtmosphere.com

About the Farnborough International Air Show
https://www.farnboroughairshow.com/

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.The ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin Unveiled

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to Editors
Pictures of the CRJ900 aircraft in Delta Air Lines livery and the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin are available with this press release on www.bombardier.com

A media b-roll is available at: https://youtu.be/UkoGgAJTG14

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Bombardier, ATMOSPHÈRE, CRJ900, CRJ Series, Global 6000 and Q400 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc.

For Information
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Head of Communications and Public Relations
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft                      
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“Red Journey” campaign collects 42,000 blood units

The volunteer blood donation program called Red journey has collected more than 42,000 blood units.

The one-month campaign which ended last Saturday, travelled through 26 provinces and cities nationwide to help ease blood shortages and raise awareness of Thalassemia disease.

The drive was first launched in 2013 by the National Steering Committee for Voluntary Blood Donation and the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion.

Source: VOV5

President Trump: US will not expect much from Russia summit

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the United States will not put high expectations on Monday’s summit with Russia. He simply hoped that the talks would not have a bad result.

Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to meet on Monday in Helsinki, their first stand-alone meeting since Trump took office in 2017. The two leaders will hold a joint press conference on Monday afternoon. Yuri Ushakov, Mr Putin’s foreign policy adviser, said the two leaders have no time limit for the closed summit, and they will decide whether to release a joint statement after the talks.

Walid Phares, President Trump’s former adviser on the Middle East, said Trump and Putin are likely to agree on general principles concerning Syria’s civil war. According to Phares, the general principles could include a real ceasefire across Syria, an end to ISIS, and a pull out of foreign forces from Syria. He said he hopes the US and Russia will discuss the presence of Iranian troops in Syria and agree to withdraw their own troops from Syria as part of a wider security plan. Phares said that once Syria is stabilized, solutions can be found for the Israel-Palestine conflict, creating a large security mechanism for the Middle East.

Source: VOV5

North Korea denies allegations of secret nuke facilities

North Korea’s media outlets on Monday dismissed the latest allegations of a secret uranium enrichment facility in the North as groundless, and asked the US administration not to pay attention to any false rumors promulgated by those opposed to the North Korean-US dialogue.

Pyongyang’s external propaganda website Meari (echo) said that US intelligence agencies and media, have recently raised speculation about North Korea expanding its nuclear and missile facilities in violation of its commitment to complete denuclearization. Meari said in a commentary, that the problem is that the incumbent US administration is aware of the groundlessness and malicious nature of those suspicions, but is trying to use them to put pressure on Pyongyang.

The Tongil Sinbo, the North’s external propaganda weekly, argued on Sunday that Pyongyang remains strongly committed to the agreements reached at the North Korean-US summit in Singapore last month. The weekly said their task at hand is to respect each other and build up mutual trust, adding that if the American administration is swayed by anti-peace and anti-dialogue forces in dealing with the North, good outcomes can hardly be expected.

Source: VOV5

CNN commercials boost Hanoi’s foreign tourist arrivals

A 2-million-USD deal between Hanoi and US television network CNN, has stimulated international tourism arrivals to the capital city over the past year.

TV commercials aired by CNN have been introducing the best of the 1,000-year-old capital to people around the world since early last year, sparking an interest in the city among foreigners.

A recent survey by the UK’s research consultancy firm, BDRC Continental, showed 62 percent of CNN viewers remember the promotional videos. Among them, 94 percent said they developed an interest in Hanoi as a holiday destination. The survey also found that 17 percent of the respondents who regularly watched CNN would be likely to travel to Hanoi, higher than non-regular viewers.

Last year, CNN broadcast two promotional videos: Hanoi � Heart of Vietnam and Hanoi � Cradle of Heritage on its cable television network and online platforms across Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East and South Asia. This year, the videos will continue to be aired by CNN alongside the newly-released ad Hanoi � History, Culture, People.

In the first half of this year, the capital received more than 3 million foreign arrivals, up 26 percent year-on-year. The online marketplace and hospitality service Airbnb has named Hanoi among the world’s top 10 intriguing travel destinations in 2018, while the city made it to the list of the world’s top 13 destinations for international travelers in March, based on a poll by readers of the US-based Business Insider magazine. Earlier this year, Hanoi secured 12th place on the TripAdvisor list of the world’s top 25 destinations.

Source: VOV5

Record number of Afghan civilians killed

-Nearly 1,700 Afghan civilians were killed in fighting and terrorist attacks in the first half of this year, hitting a record high, the UN said on Sunday.

More than 3,400 civilians were also wounded during the period. According to a report by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), improvised explosive devices caused nearly half of all civilian casualties. Ground engagements were the second leading cause, followed by targeted and deliberate killings, aerial operations, and explosive war remnants.

Source: VOV5

France wins 2018 World Cup final

rance became 2018 World Cup champion for the second time after beating Croatia 4-2 in a thrilling final match in Moscow on Sunday.

The month-long tournament has ended with 32 teams playing 64 matches. Croatia’s Luka Modric won the Golden Ball as the player of the tournament. Belgium’s goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was given the Golden Glove title, while Kylian Mbappe won the Young Player Award. England captain Harry Kane won the Golden Boot after finishing as the World Cup’s top scorer.

Earlier the same day, at a reception in the Kremlin, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic handed Russian President Vladimir Putin a Croatian national team’s T-shirt in red and white with the number 9 and the name Putin printed on it. The next World Cup will be held in Qatar in 2022.

Source: VOV5