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EAD Profits Drop

EAD, the parent of Airbus, registered a 70% dive in operating profits during the first quarter, following a new charge for its postponed A400 military plane.  They also cut their forecast for civil plane order, which caused their share price to slide.

EAD results reflect the challenges faced by aerospace firms because airlines avoid expanding their fleets while funds are scarce.  Backstop accounting measures in place at EAD add to the difficulties while the A400m’s future is uncertain.
 

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Address: Shevchenko Street, Almaty Timings: Mondays to Fridays 10 am to 4 pm Part of the Zoology Research Institute under the Academy of Sciences, this place acts as a lab and archival record as well as a public display facility. It contains two major sections – the Zoology section and the Paleontology Section. The Zoology Section contains a huge variety of stuffed and preserved animals...

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Chahar Bagh Avenue

Isfahan, Iran

Address: the main boulevard beside the Naqsh e Jahan Square complex, parallel to and west of Ostandari Street. A beautiful, wide, tree lined boulevard that stretches from west of the Naqsh e Jahan Square down past the Isfahan Palace Complex, and onto the Si-o-Seh Pol, leading towards the Armenian Quarters of Jolfa to the south. It forms today the main pedestrian and vehicular artery within th...

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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