September 26

Airbus and AirAsia announce record deal for 200 planes

first_imgLifestyleTravel Airbus and AirAsia announce record deal for 200 planes by: – June 23, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Share 27 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Airbus chief executive Tom Enders said he was proud to be AirAsia’s partnerAirbus piled up the orders at the Paris air show as it announced the largest single order of commercial aircraft in history.Malaysia’s low-cost carrier AirAsia is buying 200 of the A320neo jets, in a deal worth about $18bn (£11bn).That eclipsed a deal on Wednesday, when India’s IndiGo confirmed an order for 180 planes from Airbus.The new versions of the A320 are in demand as their new engines make them more fuel-efficient and cheaper to run.The AirAsia deal, worth about $15.6bn, is for 150 A320neos and 30 A320s. It is confirmation of a memorandum of understanding the two companies signed in January this year.‘Historic deal’ Airbus said that the AirAsia deal made the Malaysian carrier its biggest airline customer for its single-aisle product line.Altogether, AirAsia has now placed firm orders for 375 aircraft from the A320 family, with 89 already in service.“With this historic deal, AirAsia has secured its future with the ability to meet the huge growth potential offered by the Asian market,” said Tony Fernandes, chief executive of AirAsia.Airbus, owned by EADS, has left rival Boeing far behind in terms of orders at the event, as high fuel costs increase the demand for more fuel-efficient aircraft.It has taken firm orders for 586 aircraft, worth about $55.8bn, with a further $29.5bn in provisional orders. Boeing, meanwhile, has taken firm orders for just 47 planes, worth $7.5bn, with another $14.9bn placed in provisional orders.Other manufacturers have also been signing contracts with airlines at the show.Canada’s Bombardier has received firm orders for 36 planes, with options for airlines to buy up to 26 more.Russian-Italian joint venture Superjet International has signed a provisional deal to sell 12 Superjet 100 airliners to Italian carrier Blue Panorama Airlines for $370m.The company, jointly-owned by Russia’s Sukhoi and a unit of Italy’s Finmeccanica, has 170 firm orders to date and delivered its first aircraft earlier this year.Boeing’s dilemma Airbus estimates it has sold more than 700 A320neo jets so far. “There is a possibility that we will be at 1,000 by the end of the show,” said Airbus sales chief John Leahy.According to the BBC’s aerospace industry specialist, Jorn Madslien, the A320neos are proving popular because their two new engines are 15% more fuel efficient and 30% cheaper to maintain than current models.But Airbus’ success leaves Boeing with a very tough dilemma, our correspondent at the air show says.The US planemaker’s A320 rival is the 737, but the plane is very low, so fitting modern, fuel-efficient engines under its wings would be a tight squeeze.Making it happen would require a new undercarriage, which is costly and difficult, as well as time-consuming, he says.BBC Newslast_img read more

December 24

JOB VACANCY: DONEGAL BUSINESS SEEKING TO RECRUIT GRAPHIC DESIGNER/MARKETING MANAGER

first_imgKilmacrennan based company North West Aluminium Ltd are seeking to recruit a Graphic Designer/ Marketing Manager on a part-time permanent basis. (21 flexible hours per week) The ideal candidate will display highly developed skills in graphic design, IT, and communications through various platforms.Successful candidate will be given the initial task of setting up our marketing department, including advising on hardware & software requirements. Purpose of Position:To create and deliver high-quality, creative and original concepts, designs and layouts for print production projects including, not limited to: websites, web applications, advertisements, case studies, templates backgrounds, specifications and diagrams to support the business. The anticipated online/offline split is 50:50.Duties/ResponsibilitiesGraphic Design Plan, design and build templates and provide graphic design support to Sales department for the development of:Print media (catalogues, brochures, flyers, case studies, specifications)• Advertisements• Electronic direct mail/newsletters• Exhibitions/in-store activities promotion material • Product labeling & display• Corporate and product presentationsLayout designs in a functional / legible manner.Work closely with sales team to make sure correct information is being displayed. Problem solving of layout between text and imagery (how it all sits together)Prioritising between products to support the target market.Ensure consistency and proper use of logos/images for corporate branding.Website/sOversee company websites, including content generation, SEO and site analysis using a wide range of tools including google analytics & AdWords.Manage web development projects to create engaging graphics to support the customer experience.Build and manage digital/email marketing campaigns.Updating content of websites on an ongoing basis to ensure information is current and up to-date.Manage social media.Qualifications and Skills:Diploma or Degree in Graphic Design or equivalent.Must possess a strong sense of concept development, in addition to communication, collaboration, research, and problem-solving.Should be a quick learner, creative, and work well as part of a team.Maintain a high level of confidentiality and handle highly sensitive information with maturityBe able to accept new responsibilities and respond positively to instruction and creative direction.All applications are to be sent to:North West Aluminium LtdKeenaghan,Kilmacrenan,Letterkenny,Co. DonegalOr emailed to: [email protected] VACANCY: DONEGAL BUSINESS SEEKING TO RECRUIT GRAPHIC DESIGNER/MARKETING MANAGER was last modified: February 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Graphic DesignerjobsMarketing ManagernewsNorth West AliminiumNWAlast_img read more