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    Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally*, this week launched an exciting design competition, encouraging talent from across the world to create the sustainability livery for one of its Airbus A321neo aircraft. The winner will receive 2000 EUR in WIZZ vouchersWith one of the youngest fleets in the world and the lowest carbon intensity in Europe, Wizz Air strives to be the greenest choice of air travel. To raise awareness of its sustainability efforts and mark its commitment to further reducing its CO2 emissions intensity by 25% by 2030, Wizz Air invites creative individuals to design the new livery for one of its Airbus A321neo.
    The competition is open from 10:00 CET 20 January 2023 and closes at 23:59 on 12 February 2023. All entrants should send their designs via email to [email protected], following the Terms & Conditions and Design Guidelines of the competition. The winning design stands the chance to be used partially or fully in the creation of the final sustainability livery.
    Key to Wizz Air’s sustainability strategy is the renewal of its fleet with Airbus A321neos. This aircraft incorporates the latest technologies in aviation and offers significant environmental benefits, with a nearly 50% reduction in noise footprint, a 20% reduction in fuel consumption and 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions compared to the previous model.
    In addition to its ambitious fleet renewal programme, Wizz Air is constantly working on fuel efficiency initiatives and improving the related data analytics. The airline has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus to explore the potential for hydrogen-powered aircraft, as well as with OMV to supply sustainable aviation fuel between 2023 and 2030. These partnerships reinforce Wizz Air’s commitment to driving emissions intensity down by the end of the decade.
    More information about Wizz Air’s sustainability initiatives can be found on the WIZZ Cares website and Fly the Greenest page.

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    Final Boeing 747 Airplane Leaves Everett Factory

    The last Boeing 747 left the company’s widebody factory in advance of its delivery to Atlas Air in early 2023.
    “For more than half a century, tens of thousands of dedicated Boeing employees have designed and built this magnificent airplane that has truly changed the world. We are proud that this plane will continue to fly across the globe for years to come,” said Kim Smith, Boeing Vice President and general manager, 747 and 767 Programs.The 747 has played a key role in Boeing’s history of aerospace leadership.

    Production of the 747, the world’s first twin-aisle airplane, began in 1967 and spanned 54 years, during which a total of 1,574 airplanes were built.At 250 ft 2 in (76.2 m), the 747-8 is the longest commercial aircraft in service. At typical cruising speeds, the 747-8 travels roughly the length of three FIFA soccer fields or NFL football fields, per second.The final airplane is a 747-8 Freighter. This model has a revenue payload of 133.1 tonnes, enough to transport 10,699 solid-gold bars or approximately 19 million ping-pong balls or golf balls.As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company’s core values of safety, quality and integrity.

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    SAUDIA Group has announced its participation in the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association show (MEBAA) which will take place at Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai Airshow site, from 6-8 December.The show will gather prominent international companies in the field of business and private aviation to discuss the industry’s latest trends, technologies and solutions. During MEBAA Show 2022, visitors and participants will have the opportunity to learn about the latest and most innovative private aviation services and aircraft maintenance offered by SAUDIA Group through two of its subsidiaries, SAUDIA Private Aviation (SPA) and SAUDIA Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI).
    SPA, who runs the largest Private Aviation Terminal in the Kingdom, will present its world-class lounges and fine services, while SAEI, one of the region’s leading maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) organizations, will showcase the latest technical solutions in aircraft maintenance, as well as its services in manufacturing and producing aircraft parts. It will also demonstrate its ambitious plans to localize the aviation maintenance industry.
    SPA’s agenda includes inking some agreements to promote its presence, develop its services and expand the scope of its partnerships in the field of private aviation. During MEBAA Show, SPA’s CEO, Dr. Fahad Al-Jarboa, will participate in a panel discussion focusing on redefining the business aviation scene in the Kingdom, and addressing the evolving needs of guests.
    SAEI’s Vice President of Transformation and Shared Services, Captain Majed Sabbagh, and the Head of Commercial Affairs, Mr. Marc Karim, will also participate in discussions highlighting the latest solutions towards achieving cost efficiency through preventive and predictive maintenance, as well as addressing the impact that electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft will have on the aviation system, especially as they aim at sustainability and preserving the environment. It’s worth noting that SAUDIA has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Lilium to become the first airline in the MENA region to purchase 100 eVTOL jets from the German company.
    Now in its ninth edition, this year’s MEBAA Show will gather more than 35 international business aviation industry leaders to address key themes including future aviation, sustainability, emerging markets and regulations, and there will be a major focus on digitalization, with many global exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies and solutions to drive the industry forward.ADVERTISEMENT

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