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Air France unveils new A220 jetliner in most epic way

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Air France has taken delivery of its first A220 jet, an aircraft set to shakeup the way we travel

Air France took delivery of its first ‘tiny’ Airbus A220 plane on Tuesday, as the airline expands its fleet of smaller jets.

Pledging greater comfort and lower emissions on short routes, the new aircraft is set to be a game-changer in the aviation industry.

Unveiling the jet to a crowd of employees, the airline thanked those working within the company’s project team for their “investment” over the past two years.

The French airline, which is owned by KLM group, stated that the new 148-seat plane is set to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by 20 per cent while it is in service.

Back in 2019, Air France ordered 60 of the planes, with options for at least 30 more as the carrier begins to replace the smallest members of the Airbus single-aisle portfolio, the A318 and A319.

The delivery of the A220 illustrates the demand for eco-friendly jets

Airlines are consistently eyeing off ways and new aircraft that are cheaper to run and more fuel efficient, and the latest jetliner from Airbus has showcased the future of the industry.

As the impacts of COVID-19 on the aviation sector slowly wind down, airlines have voiced intentions to transition to smaller aircraft which are lighter on fuel.

Once upon a time the A380 “superjumbo” and Boeing 747 “Queen of the skies” were hailed as game changers in the aviation market – but the demand for bigger aircraft has rapidly declined in recent years and even more so over the course of the pandemic.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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Rolls Royce CEO slams aviation for failing on climate targets

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Aviation needs to act on net-zero targets, that’s according to the CEO of Rolls Royce

Warren East says the sector needs to move towards bio-fuels like hydrogen and electric aircraft.

Travellers can even look forward to flying on planes that has a gas turbine that’s burning hydrogen.

Speaking at a conference in London, East says transitional technology is the answer that plane-makers are searching for.

Some companies are already looking at sustainable fuels that can offer 80 per cent off carbon emissions across their lifetime.

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Amazon halts hiring on all corporate roles

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E-commerce giant is the latest of many to close all corporate job openings due to economic concern

Amazon is pressing pause on corporate hiring for the rest of the year, as economic concerns continue to grow.

The tech giant has instructed all recruiters to close all current corporate job openings… worldwide.

This means more that ten thousand openings will be closed as of Monday evening.

The job postings that will affected include technology positions, in store and online retail businesses, and logistics operations.

However, Amazon spokesman, Brad Glasser, says the company will still continue to have a significant number of other roles open.

He says, “we have many different businesses at various stages of evolution, and we expect to keep adjusting our hiring strategies in each of these businesses at various junctures.”

The freeze sees Amazon joining Meta, Apple, and Google, who have also announced a reduction or temporary pause on hiring.

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What is Elon Musk’s “everything app”?

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Elon Musk’s Twitter deal is back on, and he says it’s the key to creating his much-anticipated ‘everything app’.

The billionaire entrepreneur had been in talks to take the social media platform private, but the deal fell through. However, after news of its reinstatement, Mr Musk said that buying Twitter is an essential part of his plans for X.

The idea behind X is a sort of super app, combining messaging, social media, payments-and lack of reliance on ad revenue, similar to the Chinese WeChat. That already has more than one billion users, but so far no equivalent exists in the West.

With Twitter under his belt, Musk believes he can make X a reality much sooner than originally planned. “It’s brought forward our X project by three to five years, but I could be wrong,” he said.

There are no further details on the X project at this time, but with Musk’s track record of visionary innovation, it’s sure to be something we’re all talking about in the near future.

Why does Elon Musk want to buy Twitter?

Elon Musk is known for his ambitious plans and big ideas, so it’s no surprise that he sees Twitter as a key piece of the puzzle for his next project, X.

The details of the deal have not been made public, but it is thought that Musk is paying a premium for Twitter.

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