Boeing : un 777-10X pour contrer l’A380 ?

Boeing proposerait à certaines compagnies aériennes un 777-10X, une version allongée du futur 777-9X qui pourrait entamer par le bas le marché de l’Airbus A380. Selon l’agence Bloomberg, Emirates Airlines figurerait parmi les clients potentiels de la nouvelle version du plus gros biréacteur long-courrier de l’avionneur américain. Le 777-10X comporterait quatre rangées de sièges supplémentaires, qui lui permettraient d’atteindre une capacité d’environ 450 passagers en configuration standard ; de quoi presqu’égaler le 747-8i (467), et se rapprocher un peu de celle de l’A380 (544 places en standard quatre classes). Les superjumbos européens en service accueillent de 407 (Korean Air) à 615 voyageurs (Emirates) selon les aménagements choisis par les compagnies. Boeing n’a ni confirmé ni infirmé cette information, son porte-parole Doug Alder expliquant à Bloomberg qu’il « évalue en permanence les technologies, […]

UK biopharma says Brexit would be “bad for business”

UK biopharma says Brexit would be “bad for business” Over 90 industry leaders sign letter supporting the Remain campaign More than 90 top executives in the UK’s biopharma industry have added their signatures to a letter warning of “complexity and uncertainty” if the UK votes to leave the EU on 23 June. The letter – signed by GlaxoSmithKline chief executive Sir Andrew Witty and his counterpart at AstraZeneca Pascal Soriot among many others – notes that people in the UK benefits from membership of the EU as they get access to new medicines more quickly. Similarly, the UK life sciences industry, which employs 222,000 people across the country, benefits from having its products made available across the EU sooner. “We see significant advantages for the UK life sciences sector in […]

Construction Industry Council welcomes Brexit opportunities

  // // The new chairman of the Construction Industry Council says that leaving the EU could be great news for most UK construction companies. If it means an end to tendering projects through the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), he said, bid costs will come down and smaller and medium sized firms will get a much better look in. John Nolan was yesterday inaugurated as the new chairman of the Construction Industry Council (CLC), which is the umbrella body for 50 professional bodies. He takes over from Gardiner & Theobald senior partner Tony Burton for a two-year term. John Nolan is a past president of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a fellow of both IStructE and the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is also a visiting […]

Les entreprises pharmaceutiques innovantes belges prennent l’initiative en matière de transparence

80 membres de pharma.be ont investi 138,5 millions d’euros en 2015 dans le soutien à la recherche scientifique et à la formation de la communauté médicale belge. Bruxelles, le 22 juin 2016 – pharma.be, l’association de l’industrie pharmaceutique innovante, se réjouit du lancement du site internet www.betransparent.be, la plateforme de transparence sur laquelle les collaborations entre l’industrie pharmaceutique, d’une part, et les prestataires de soins et organisations de santé en Belgique, de l’autre, sont rendues publiques ce 22 juin. Selon les données du site internet, il ressort que 80 entreprises pharmaceutiques innovantes ont investi, dans l’ensemble, 138,5 millions d’euros en 2015 dans des collaborations avec la communauté médicale belge. Il s’agit principalement de soutien à la recherche scientifique dans les universités et les organisations de santé ainsi qu’à la formation […]

Windstorm Protection Tips for Your Roof

High velocity winds can damage your roof and property in a matter of minutes. After all, it’s impossible to predict the timing, strength, and potential damage of any storm. However, there are a few preventive measures you can take to help lower the risk of damage to your property as well as save yourself money in repairs and lost productivity. Below, you will find a few tips regarding preventative measures geared to help you prepare your roofing system for the unexpected. Proper Roofing Assembly To make sure your company’s roof is protected against wind damage you have to start at the beginning. Choosing the proper roof assembly is the first step toward protecting your roofing system. System attachment is the most critical element of roof design and application. Improper attachment […]