Boeing is preparing a new test for Starliner, Airbus for Qantas, hydrogen train for Siemens… The news of the week in five images

Exit from the factory for the Boeing Starliner capsule before a crucial test

After two failed attempts in 2019 and 2021, Boeing is embarking on a last-ditch mission to fly its Starliner capsule safely to the International Space Station. A new failure would be very detrimental as SpaceX continues to succeed with its Crew Dragon. The capsule that will carry out this crucial flight left the factory on May 5 at the Kennedy Space Center to take the direction of the ULA facilities, in order to install it on the Atlas V rocket.

Airbus planes for the longest air link in the world

Qantas has entered into a contract with Airbus for 146 aircraft. Among them, A321XLR and A220, which will gradually replace the Boeing models used by the Australian company. With A350-1000s, Qantas intends to operate the longest air link in the world.

Siemens unveils its first hydrogen train

With a delay on its French competitor Alstom, the German Siemens presented on May 5 its first hydrogen train developed with the national company Deutsche Bahn. It is to replace diesel trains on the country’s non-electrified regional lines. The Mireo Plus H has a range of 800 kilometers for its two-car version, according to the manufacturer. DB says it has developed a new method that, for the first time, can refuel a hydrogen train as quickly as a diesel-powered train. The Mireo Plus H is due to begin testing in Baden-Württemberg in 2023.

BMW and Daimler give the keys to their car-sharing service to Stellantis

The subsidiary of Stellantis Free2Move absorbs a player much bigger than him in car sharing. By buying Share Now from BMW and Mercedes-Benz, the automotive group is continuing its offensive in services, with great ambitions.

Dijon has its City of Gastronomy

With the inauguration of its International City of Gastronomy and Wine on May 6, the metropolis of Dijon is strengthening its position as a key player in the world of agrifood. This place must celebrate the gastronomic meal of the French. It will be a new showcase for the French agricultural and agri-food sectors.

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