Airbus and Rolls-Royce partner to deliver integrated parts availability service for Cathay Pacific Airways’ A350 fleet

Partnership between Airbus and Rolls-Royce enabling Cathay Pacific to access engine and aircraft parts through the same process.

Airbus and Rolls-Royce have created a new integrated parts availability service for the Cathay Pacific Airways A350 fleet, which encompasses both airframe and engine Line-Replaceable-Unit (LRU) components. The service integrates the Airbus “Flight Hour Services” (FHS) and the Rolls-Royce TotalCare Availability service through a seamless operational interface.

Through this partnership between Airbus and Rolls-Royce, Cathay Pacific will be able to access both engine and aircraft parts through the same process to improve speed of response. Supported by both manufacturers, this innovative approach to managing airframe and engine parts provides a cost-effective and lean operational solution for the airline.

The airframe and engine parts will be hosted in the same warehouse in Hong Kong so that they can be made available locally when needed to secure the airline’s A350 operations. Airbus and Rolls-Royce believe that this approach will suit the needs of other customers and will seek further opportunities to develop seamless integrated services for the A350.

Airbus Website

WOW air orders four A321s

The Iceland-based airline strengthens its all Airbus fleet


WOW air the low-fare airline based in Iceland has signed a firm order for four A321s. The airline’s first purchase agreement directly with Airbus also makes WOW air a new Airbus customer. WOW air is an all Airbus operator with 11 aircraft in its fleet to date and will grow to 12 by the end of 2016.

WOW air selected the A321 for its wider cabin, low operating costs and excellent fuel efficiency. The aircraft will feature a single-class cabin layout with 200 seats. The airline has selected CFM engines and will operate the aircraft throughout Europe and North America.

“We are thrilled to be adding these brand new A321 aircraft to our fast growing fleet.  WOW air is becoming one of the leading low-cost long-haul airline in the World and we look forward to expanding even further through our successful partnership with Airbus,” said Skúli Mogensen, Founder and CEO of WOW air.

“We are very pleased to welcome WOW air as a new Airbus customer. The new aircraft will fit seamlessly into the airline’s current all Airbus fleet, thanks to Airbus’ fleet commonality,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers. ’’The A321 will offer WOW air the lowest operational costs and the highest seat comfort and widest cabins for its passengers.’’

This new order will strengthen the airline’s network that comprises today 30 international routes throughout Europe and North America.’’

The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with almost 12,600 orders since launch and more than 7,100 aircraft delivered to more than 320 operators worldwide. Thanks to their widest cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer unmatched comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard.

Airbus Website

Germania Group orders 25 Airbus A320neos

Harmonising fleet to boost capacity

Germania Group has placed a firm order for 25 Airbus A320neos. The contract was signed at the Farnborough International Airshow by Karsten Balke, CEO of Germania and S.A.T., and Fabrice Brégier, President and CEO of Airbus.

Germania Group operates an Airbus fleet of ten A319s and five A321s to destinations in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East from mainly German, Swiss and UK bases. Berlin-based Germania is also the charter service provider for Airbus’ double daily flights between its largest production sites in Toulouse and Hamburg.

“We are delighted to continue our successful collaboration with Airbus within the framework of our fleet renewal programme. The order of 25 A320neo fitted with the newest engines from Pratt & Whitney provides a solid basis for Germania’s future business development. We are totally convinced by the technical innovations, as well as by the combination of comfort and economics provided by this aircraft,” said Karsten Balke, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Germania.

“We are delighted that Germania Group has renewed its confidence in Airbus to further expand its Airbus fleet. By operating the A320neo, the airline will benefit from further fuel efficiency and latest cabin innovations with unmatched comfort for their passengers”, said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer.

The A320neo Family incorporates latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020 with further cabin innovations. With more than 4,500 orders received from 82 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 percent share of the market.

The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with almost 12,600 orders since launch and more than 7,100 aircraft delivered to more than 320 operators worldwide. Thanks to their widest cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer unmatched comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard.

About Germania:

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, for three decades Germania has flown travelers to destinations in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The Germania-Group, including its Swiss sister company Germania Flug AG, currently operates 25 aircraft mainly from German, Swiss and UK airports. Further information and bookings

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Cenário na nova sede do canal Fox Sports, na Barra, Rio de Janeiro

Sentindo o clima
Está oficialmente confirmada para o próximo dia 2 a inauguração da nova sede do canal Fox Sports, na Barra, Rio de Janeiro.

Nesta última segunda-feira, no entanto, estreando seus novos cenários, o programa “Central Fox” já foi transmitido de lá.

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Pararoos squad announced for training camp


Staff writer
Pararoos Head Coach Kai Lammert has selected an 18-player squad for a three-day training camp in preparation for the upcoming World Championships Qualification Tournament being held in Denmark later this month.

The squad will assemble at Knox Grammar School in Wahroonga NSW this Friday (8 July) for the camp which will provide an invaluable opportunity to bring the players together ahead of the tournament.

“We are very happy with the squad we have selected, a great mixture of talent and experience,” Lammert said.

“We also have four Young Pararoos in camp hoping to earn themselves a spot in the team.

“We are all very much looking forward to the camp. Everyone has been working really hard and everyone is keen to make the most of it.”

“Our goal is to qualify for Argentina next year and further develop our playing style and system of play. We are also trying to add more tactical variety to our game.”

The International Federation for Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) World Championships Qualification Tournament will comprise 13 countries and run from 29 July to 7 August to determine which eight teams make it through to the 2017 World Championships in Argentina.

The draw for the qualification tournament was held last month with Australia grouped alongside Scotland and Spain.

Teams ranked first and second in the groups play cross overs in the quarterfinals. Winners of the quarterfinals play in the semi finals, and winners of the semi finals play in the Gold Medal match for first and second position. Losers of the semi finals play in the bronze medal match for third and fourth.

Teams ranked third and fourth following the group stage will play for position 9 – 13. The opening ceremony and match will take place on July 29, and will be streamed live as well as on demand on the tournament website.

Click here  for more information on the qualification tournament.

Pararoos squad for training camp 8-10 July 2016

Ben Atkins, David Barber, Robert Christie, Cosimo Cirillo, Jared Eiby, Cameron Gudgeon, Matthew Hearne, Zachary Jones, Ryan Kinner, Alessandro La Verghetta, Samuel Larkings, Connor Marsh, Nicholas Prescott, Christopher Pyne, Benjamin Roche, Stacey Sarago-Ahkee, Christian Tsangas, Jack Williams

Kai Lammert (Head Coach)
Goran Stajic (Assistant Coach)
Mike Harkness (GK Coach)
Sam Donaldson (Physiotherapist)
David Campbell (Team Manager)
Kylie Garratt (Strength & Conditioning Coach)

IFCPF World Championships Qualification Tournament – Groups
A: Scotland,  Australia , Spain
B: Portugal, Venezuela, South Korea
C: Iran, Northern Ireland, Germany
D: Canada, Japan, Denmark, Finland


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North Korean parliamentary meeting to cement leader’s one-man rule: experts

By Kim Soo-yeon

SEOUL, June 28 (Yonhap) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is expected to use this week’s parliamentary meeting as a venue to reassert his one-man rule, with local Pyongyang watchers predicting Tuesday that he may be bestowed with a new title.

On Wednesday, North Korea plans to convene a major meeting of the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) in a follow-up to the party congress in May, when Kim was elected as the chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK).

The SPA, the legislative body of the reclusive country, rubber-stamps decisions by more powerful organizations, such as the WPK and the National Defense Commission (NDC).

At the WPK’s recent congress, the first to be held in 36 years, the North’s leader made it clear that he will “permanently” defend the dual pursuit of developing nuclear weapons and boosting the country’s moribund economy, commonly known as the “byeongjin” policy.

Experts said that the upcoming assembly meeting will add the finishing touches to the North Korean leader’s grip on power, which was inherited in late 2011 following the death of his father Kim Jong-il.

“Since the seventh party congress was an event to mark the beginning of the Kim Jong-un era, it would not be surprising if North Korea puts out a new Constitution,” said Ken Gause, a senior analyst on North Korea at the CNA Corp. in the United States.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announces the conclusion of the congress of the Workers' Party of Korea in this photo carried by the Rodong Sinmun, the North's main newspaper, on May 10, 2016. (For Use Only in the Republic of Korea. No Redistribution) (Yonhap)North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announces the conclusion of the congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea in this photo carried by the Rodong Sinmun, the North’s main newspaper, on May 10, 2016. (For Use Only in the Republic of Korea. No Redistribution) (Yonhap)

Seoul’s unification ministry said that the communist country is likely to conduct an overhaul of Cabinet organs and reshuffle government officials in a bid to back the main decisions made at the WPK’s congress.

“There is a possibility that the country could change the leader’s current title of the first chairman of the NDC,” the ministry handling inter-Korean affairs said.

If the North were to give Kim a new title, it would be to reaffirm the leader’s complete control over government organizations, on top of his rule over the party, experts said.

Kim held the title of the first secretary of the WPK before the party congress. His two other titles are the first chairman of the NDC, which was bestowed at the SPA session in 2012, and the supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army.

Some analysts said that the North may restore the organization named the Central People’s Committee (CPC) and give him the title of the committee’s chairman.

The constitution, which was revised in 1972, created the CPC, the highest organ controlling the executive, legislative and administrative branches. At that time, the NDC served as the subcommittee of the CPC.

Kim Il-sung, the country’s late founder and the grandfather of the current leader, served as the head of the CPC. The committee was abolished in 1998 under the Kim Jong-il regime, which strengthened the NDC’s role and advocated a military first, or “songun,” policy.

“Given that the North’s current leader seeks a ‘byeongjin’ policy, the CPC may be a more suitable state apparatus than the NDC in implementing his line of policies,” said Cheong Seong-chang, a senior researcher at the Sejong Institute.

The parliamentary meeting comes amid heightened tension as North Korea launched two Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missiles last week.

Pyongyang claimed the second launch was successful, saying the missile has the capability to strike U.S. forces in the Pacific region.

In March, the North was slapped with tougher sanctions by the U.N. Security Council over its fourth nuclear test and long-range rocket launch in the following month.

“In the absence of economic progress, the North’s leader must use missile tests and other shows of force to highlight his bona fides internally as a strong leader,” Gause said.

Kim Yong-hyun, a professor of North Korean studies at Dongguk University cast a similar view, saying that the latest missile test could be used to muster internal support for defiance against international pressure.

North Korea fires off what it calls the Hwasong-10 medium-long-range strategic ballistic missile on June 22, 2016, in this photo carried by the Rodong Sinmun, the North's main newspaper. (For Use Only in the Republic of Korea. No Redistribution) (Yonhap)North Korea fires off what it calls the Hwasong-10 medium-long-range strategic ballistic missile on June 22, 2016, in this photo carried by the Rodong Sinmun, the North’s main newspaper. (For Use Only in the Republic of Korea. No Redistribution) (Yonhap)

Local experts said that at the SPA session, Pyongyang is likely to replace several aged officials with younger elites, including the NDC’s current vice chairmen — the 91-year-old Ri Yong-mu and the 86-year-old O Kuk-ryol.

“Even if North Korea maintains the NDC, the posts of the commission’s vice chairmen may be abolished,” said Yang Moo-jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies.

A group of North Korean defectors last week said that North Korea may propose holding talks between the two Koreas’ parliamentary speakers at the SPA meeting.

Since the party congress, North Korea has offered to hold military talks with South Korea, but Seoul rejected it as a propaganda ploy without sincerity.

“North Korea is seeking to make the proposal for parliamentary dialogue one of the main agenda items for the SPA session,” Kim Heung-kwang, executive director at North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity, told reporters on Thursday, citing internal information from the North.


Source : Yonhap News Agency.

Waratah Cup Final preview: Sydney United v Manly United

Sydney United 58 will tackle Manly United in the Waratah Cup Final.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Football NSW

For Sydney United 58’s Thomas Manos and Manly United’s Adam Parkhouse the message ahead of Sunday’s Waratah cup final is loud and clear.

Nothing is assured in a cup final.

It will be high stakes for both as the first major piece of silverware for the season goes on the line at Lambert Park on Sunday.

It has been a charmed season in the league for Manos and United 58 who lead the PlayStation®4 NPL NSW Men’s competition after 17 rounds and are the reigning Waratah Cup champions

Mark Rudan’s side has been the gold standard since round two with shot stopper Manos playing better than ever.

However, Manly United isn’t too far behind in third position. Paul Dee’s talented unit has hit their straps over the past six weeks with winger Parkhouse, alongside Manly’s supercharged attack, playing some of the league’s most exciting football. Manos said high standards set by the coaching staff in preseason have driven United 58 to strive for greatness in 2016. “We couldn’t have asked for much more from this season and a win on Sunday would be just reward for the hard work we have been doing on the training paddock,” he said “Everyone in the team is pushing their teammates to play at an incredibly high level and the results have shown on the pitch. “Individually this has been my best season and my teammates and the coaching staff has been the ones who have helped me achieve this.” While Manos admitted the PlayStation®4 NPL NSW Men’s Premiership was the primary goal this season, the 20-year-old said his United 58 teammates were driven to take home Sunday’s prize. “As a playing group we challenged ourselves to win every competition we could this season. “Manly are a tough side and we won’t be taking them lightly. “However, our main focus is on us and not our opposition.” Manly and United 58 played out a 1-1 draw in their only other meeting this season and Parkhouse is adamant Manly has what it takes to win its first trophy since 2011. “It was a topsy-turvy start to the season for us but about six weeks ago we came together and looked at how we can turn our season around,” Parkhouse said. “We have made a big step as a team this year and I know we have the talent to take it United 58.

“The addition of Richie Cardozo mid-season has added a new dimension to our game and has created more opportunities for our other talented players to excel. “We were able to really take it to United 58 when we played them earlier in the season so if we can stay confident and play to our strengths we will very much be in with a shot.” Road to the Final Knockout football is a ruthless endeavour. It is quick to weed out the mentally weak and sometimes, being the best just is not good enough. But every now and then there is a team that does not need the luck of the draw or a lucky break in a game. Sometimes, a team like Sydney United 58 FC comes along and takes luck out of the equation. And that is exactly what they have done in 2016, making for a tough task for opponents Manly United FC. Mark Rudan’s side have put away 23 goals in five matches en route to the 2016 Football New South Wales Waratah Cup final, beating fellow PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues New South Wales Men’s 1 sides Sutherland Sharks (4-0) and Sydney Olympic (2-1) along the way. A 5-1 semi-final thrashing of Marconi Stallions, only relegated to the second tier last season, booked their spot in the final. United have travelled for every game with the exception of their semi-final win. Manly, on the other hand, have had a slightly easier draw, but they have looked convincing throughout. An 8-1 win away to the Gladesville Ravens got the cup campaign off to the best possible start, before they knocked off the Glebe Gorillas 3-1 and Killarney Districts 4-1. They could only manage a narrow 1-0 win over the Mounties Wanderers in the quarter-finals, but if that result was somewhat underwhelming, they showed their true colours in the semi-final against reigning NPL NSW Men’s 1 champions Blacktown City FC. Manly knocked off last year’s finalists – and the team that beat them in the 2014 final with a 6-2 thrashing – to extract some long awaited cup revenge and book their spot in the final and they will need to repeat that performance again if they are to get their hands on their first piece of silverware since 2011. 2016 Waratah Cup Final Sunday 10th July Lambert Park Manly United v Sydney United 58 FC Kick-Off 3pm #WaratahCup Live Streaming Details


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South Korea should focus on North Korea sanctions: top diplomat

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SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) — South Korea should keep pressing North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions, the country’s top diplomat said Tuesday, adding that the focus should be placed on enforcing tough sanctions on Pyongyang until it leads to results.

“Things have become graver than ever before since the (North’s) fourth nuclear test,” Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se said during a parliamentary interpellation session. “We should be focused on sanctions in a way they can have more impact.”

North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test followed by a long-range missile launch earlier this year, which drew harsh condemnation from the international community.

The U.N. Security Council adopted the toughest-ever resolution in March aimed at punishing the North for its provocative behavior.

“(I) think we will be able to make the North pay the price if we keep putting pressure on it in tandem with the U.N. Security Council-led effort on denuclearization,” the policymaker said.

The minister noted that the top priority is to induce the North to change its “strategic calculus” and achieve denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula “as quickly as possible.”


Source : Yonhap News Agency.

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