YOUR DAILY NEWSROUND OF AVIATION STORIES IN EUROPE
11 July 2016
Third round of offers for Lyon airport expected July 12
France's state shareholding agency APE has asked bidders to submit a third round of offers by midday on Tuesday for a 60 percent stake in Lyon-Saint-Exupery airport, three sources close to the matter said on Monday.
Hello world: Direct connectivity powering Birmingham's engine of growth
Birmingham Airport is a vital cog in driving the Midlands engine for growth, providing the connectivity that the region's thriving businesses need to trade, export and secure investment. Indeed, West Midlands' aviation connectivity delivers £1.1 billion (€1.4bn) across the regional economy annually and supports over 25,000 jobs.
Drone regulators struggle to keep up with the rapidly growing technology
Drone technology is developing so quickly-and morphing into commercial uses never before contemplated-that aviation regulators are having trouble keeping pace.
Now regulators are scrambling to draft new, more-nimble rules and procedures.
The Wall Street Journal
Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane leaves Seville for Cairo
Solar Impulse has begun what should be its penultimate flight, leaving Seville in Spain bound for Cairo in Egypt.
It should take the zero-fuel aircraft somewhere between 48 and 72 hours, depending on the weather conditions encountered en route.
Virgin Atlantic inks Airbus deal for 12 A350-1000s
Virgin Atlantic has sealed a 12-strong order of Airbus's A350-1000 aircraft worth about $4.4 billion at list prices.
The contract, announced at Farnborough Airshow, is a boost for the A350, which as seen sales slowed as rival Boeing develops a larger version of the 777.
Travel Weekly UK
Aviation specialists to develop new TRANSIT system to increase airport operations at low costs
Aviation engineering specialists led by researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, have secured a £1m research grant to develop a new aircraft routing and scheduling system that would help save time and money, and reduce carbon emissions.