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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Jun 16, 2013

Air France Carriers appeal to all fliers with upscale, add-on meals. Air France is offering economy-class fliers meal upgrades, including foie gras terrine, while Austrian Airlines put Wiener schnitzel and sushi on the menu. "The low-cost carriers have taken ancillary revenue from a normal way of doing business and turned it almost into an art form," said John Dabkowski, managing director for airline technology company Navitaire. Jun 12, 2013

Airbus Airbus chooses pilots, flight crew for A350 first flight. Airbus has selected test pilots and a flight crew for the first flight of its A350. The wide-body aircraft's first flight will be staffed by two test pilots, as well as four engineers. A first flight before the Paris Air Show, which starts on June 17, could generate publicity for Airbus. Jun 12, 2013

Boeing Boeing Schedules 787 Dreamliner Pair for Paris Air Show. A pair of superefficient 787 Dreamliners will be the featured Boeing products on display at the Paris Air Show, which begins June 17 at the Le Bourget exhibition center. One 787 will perform daily flying displays from Monday through Friday, while the other [ETH] a Qatar Airways 787 [ETH] will be on static display. The Boeing ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system will appear as part of the U.S. Corral display throughout the show. Boeing is again proud to sponsor for the eighth year the Engineering Student of the Year Award, the world's leading competition to recognize students whose work shows the greatest promise, aptitude and dedication in the field of aerospace technology. This year's recipient will be recognized at the Flight Awards at the Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace, Le Bourget on Tuesday evening (5.30-7.30 p.m.). Boeing will hold a series of media briefings and associated activities about key programs throughout the show. Media should check the daily briefing schedule at the media centre and the Boeing media chalet, situated in chalet row A 324, for updates. The company will highlight its air show activities via a special website,, and through its Twitter feeds: @Boeing, @BoeingAirplanes and @BoeingDefense. The website will be updated regularly with briefings and videos from the show. To receive Boeing media updates via text message on your mobile phone during the show, please text your first and last names, followed by your media affiliation, to +33 6 30 98 30 71. This service is provided only to the news media. Note: All times listed below are local to Paris. Monday, June 17 10.00 Boeing Commercial Airplanes Update [ETH] Auditorium (Conference Centre, Hall 2C) Boeing...

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