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22nd Jul 2018

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Airbus predicts big growth in aviation despite climate impact

European aircraft maker Airbus is expecting 37,390 new aircraft will be required in the next 20 years as traffic will grow at 4.4 percent per year. The more than doubling in the world fleet to 48,000 aircraft will spark a need for 540,000 new pilots, according to the company's new Global Market Forecast 2018-2037. Aviation is already estimated to be responsible for 2.0-2.5 percent of global CO2 emissions.

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EU wants answers to de-dramatise Brexit talks

Further talks on the Irish border could continue next week as the EU is open to "any solution" that keeps the border invisible. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said key questions remain over the UK's white paper on a future partnership.

EU urges no-deal Brexit preparation

The EU Commission urged companies, citizens, and member states to prepare in case the UK next March crashes out of the EU without a deal - on the day the new UK Brexit minister arrived in Brussels.

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