Air New Zealand reveals 787-9

December 18, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgAir New Zealand is to operate the revolutionary Boeing 787 with economy sleeper seats to Shanghai and Tokyo from mid next year as it strives to offer a seamless international passenger product.Other destinations such as Perth and Honolulu will follow.The airline, which has won numerous awards for its seat designs, is the launch customer for the larger 787-9, the first of which will roll off the Boeing production line next month.The 787-9 carries 40 more passengers than the standard 787-8 and has longer range.Air New Zealand’s 787-9s will have Business Premier lie-flat bed, a new Premium Economy seat with a 41 inch seat pitch, the economy sleeper seats dubbed the Sky Couch and standard economy seats.The airline’s Sky Couch is a set of three economy seats that converts into a bed and is ideal for a parent with two children or a couple.Currently the Sky Couch seats are only available on the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER services from Auckland to Los Angeles and London.Boeing has now returned all 787s to service after the lifting of the grounding related to a problem with its lithium ion batteries.There are now 60 787s in operation and Boeing has orders for 920.Boeing ‘s VP 787 Development Mark Jenks told that the 787 – the battery issue notwithstanding – is performing well.“And we are getting really positive feedback from passengers” said Mr Jenks.After years of delays related to production problems Mr Jenks said that Boeing has overcome all the delays and the 787-9 is to running to the – revised – schedule.Airlines are clamoring for deliveries of the 787 because of its passenger appeal.Last year All Nippon Airways polled its passengers on the 787 and found that over 90 per cent said the plane met or exceeded expectations.Key to the glowing feedback is the strength and non-corrosive properties of the 787’s reinforced carbon-fiber fuselage which has enabled designers to eliminate some of the significant factors which cause jet lag.The 787 has a pressurization altitude of just 6000ft instead of the typical 8,000ft where passengers may experience mild altitude sickness with headaches and swelling of the extremities.Boeing is also able to increase the humidity on the 787 reducing dehydration.The 787 is also fitted with High Efficiency Particulate Filters (HEPA) to eliminate airborne particles known as volatile organic compounds which are alcohol, perfume and hair spray vapors.The new filtration system also removes allergens, bacteria and viruses.last_img read more

Microsoft Expands Its Cloud-Based Educational Tools with Office 365

December 16, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts In the ongoing battle between Google and Microsoft for the cloud-based education market, it’s Microsoft’s turn today to tout itself as “the premier cloud suite for education worldwide,” announcing that [email protected] is now used by more than 15 million students worldwide. In October, Google announced that its Apps for Education had crossed the 10 million user mark. Microsoft also announced a number of new institutions that have chosen to move to its cloud services, including Beijing Open University, Western Kentucky University, and University of Bologna.Currently [email protected] offers educational institutions free hosted, co-branded tools, including email and file storage and access to calendars, document sharing, and instant-messaging. Microsoft plans to beef up its cloud offerings, in no doubt in order to compete with the services offered by Google, and announced that Office 365 for Education will launch this year.Office 365 for Education will include everything available that’s currently available in the enterprise version of Office 365 – Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Lync Online, Office Web Apps, and Office Professional Plus desktop software. This new suite suite also will include templates and pricing designed to meet the needs of teachers and students. Unlike Google Apps for Education, these tools aren’t free. Rather, there are package deals depending on the software included and the number of licenses needed. The entry level package, for example, is $6 per staff per month and free for students. But once you add the features like Office 2010 Professional Plus, it’s $14 per user per month (with students costing $2 per user per month).As ZDNet’s Christoper Dawson notes, the robust offerings that will come with Office 365 package make this look like a “win” for Microsoft. It’s likely, then, that we’ll see Google continue to offer more with its educational suite, including its efforts to expand those apps available for integration via Google’s App Marketplace. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Tags:#Microsoft#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watterslast_img read more