Air France Says “Au Revoir” to the Boeing 747

Nearly half a century after its first flight from Paris to New York in the 1970s, the aircraft affectionately known as the Jumbo Jet will bid an emotional farewell to the Boeing 747 with a tribute flight.

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Industry Impact: The Boeing 737 MAX Will Have to Compete

On December 8th, Boeing rolled-out the new 737 MAX aircraft. It had been anticipated for a while, and was seen as an imperative product release for Boeing to come up with an alternative to the Airbus A320neo as quickly as possible. Following the legacy of earlier Boeing 737 versions, it seems that the MAX will be incredibly popular among airlines, as Boeing has received almost 3,000 orders from 60 different customers around the world. The entire MAX family will consist of four variations, including the 737 MAX 7, MAX 8, MAX 9, and MAX 200.

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The 10 coolest office spaces

Glassdoor recently shared some interesting facts about office space interiors and how they influence the rankings of the best places to work. No surprise that an aviation organization isn’t listed in the top 10.

While beige office walls may help keep some focused on the work at hand, for others it’s often seen as a blank canvas for fostering creativity. Whether it’s halls decorated like the New York City subway system or a floor-to-ceiling spiraling slide, these 10 companies show how to use and design office space in a whole new way.

See which photos employees have shared on Glassdoor that make up our list of 10 offices you wished you worked in:

1. Epic, headquartered in Verona, Wis., has designed an office hallway to look like the New York subway. More Epic Photos.

2. Google keeps some fun in mind at one of their offices as employees can literally slide from one floor down to the next.  More Google Photos.

3. Microsoft employees pull up a seat around this large touchscreen tablet table. More Microsoft Photos.

4. Infosys brings games to one of their offices by adding in a bowling alley. More Infosys Photos.

5. Boxheadquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., has a playful take on seating arrangements as they added swings to their office. More Box Photos.

6. Facebook employees can take advantage of a video game room. More Facebook Photos.

7. Groupon breaks away from traditional office norms by adding color and modern design to their office. More Groupon Photos.

8. Edelman, a multinational public relations company headquartered in Chicago, Ill., also adds bright colors and modern design elements. More Edelman Photos.

9. Autodesk employees collaborate in architecturally interesting spaces. More Autodesk Photos.

10. HUMAN Healthy Vending adds comfy chairs that line its reception space. More HUMAN Healthy Vending Photos.

Top 10 Airports in Europe

Here are the top 10 airports in Europe based on current ratings, as reported by a fellow professional blogger.

  1. London Heathrow Airport
  2. Frankfurt Airport
  3. Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport
  4. Amsterdam Airport
  5. Gatwick Airport
  6. Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
  7. Madrid Barajas Airport
  8. Paris Orly Airport
  9. Munich Airport
  10. Zurich Airport

I am not too surprised by the rankings, but I did expect Munich airport and Paris Orly to feature a bit higher up in the rankings. Conversely, I am not sure about the position of Paris CDG.

I’ve been to the Helsinki Vantaa airport also, and according to me it deserves special mention. It is continuing to be the focal point of airport development in Europe, a project many can learn from.