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The week in brief

By Staff Reports on January 2, 2014
  • DHL Express (pictured above) delivered 21 tonnes of blankets as part of its support for the Egypt is Warm campaign, following the recent cold front, the worst in more than a century, to have hit the country. Blankets were donated by individuals and organizations from across the Gulf region to Egyptian embassies and consulates. Participating countries included Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait.
  • Zhejiang Loong Airlines, based in Hangzhou, China, signed its first purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A320 family aircraft, including 11 A320ceo and nine A320neo.
  • Airbus rolled out its third A350 XWB flight-test aircraft, MSN2, from the paint shop in Toulouse, France, marking another milestone on the path to entry-into-service in the fourth quarter of 2014.