Actually, the big news of the week is that as of today, I am no longer be unemployed. Details are coming, but I’m delighted to say that I’ll still be in aviation, which was the most important thing for me. So let’s get on with the news!
- After Bombardier decided to launch the CSeries jet to compete with the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320 narrowbodies, the industry looked to Brazil’s Embraer to see if it was going to jump into the large narrowbody race. And now thanks to this FlightGlobal article, we know the answer. The manufacturer plans to spend $2 billion to build a re-engined “and possibly stretched version of the Embraer 170 and 190 families by 2018,” says the article.
- The Middle East has become the hot region for aviation growth, and this Aviation Week article discusses whether there is a market for the 400+ aircraft on order from the region’s carriers.
- I’ve been following the ins and outs of Berlin Brandenburg Airport since it was first proposed. The new facility, which will replace Tegel and the now-closed Tempelhof, is scheduled to open in June 2012. And it just got some good news from Lufthansa. The German flag carrier has announced plans to invest $629 million in new planes and facilities, along with expanding service in the capital city, reports Bloomberg.
- Back in the day when I used to travel like a madwoman, I went on a stretch that had me waking up and forgetting what city I was in (if it’s Tuesday, this must be Belgium). So I enjoyed this article from the BBC on the top business jobs that require heavy travel.
- I did a Nov. 1 post on my 5 favorite tech travel tools. So I loved this Mashable Tech post that came up with 11 more tools you must have. I’m happy to say I already have eight of them!