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Shanghai, China

China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited is an airline headquartered on the grounds of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in Changning District, Shanghai, China. It is a major Chinese airline operating international, domestic and regional routes. Its main hubs are at Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. China Eastern also has hubs at Kunming Wujiaba International Airport and Xi'an Xianyang International Airport. Wikipedia.


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"Corporate travel is flourishing in Australia, and as a Merchant, Rex can capture that demand and set itself up for success in the business travel market," said Ralph Kaiser, President and CEO, UATP. Rex is Australia's largest independent regional airline and has been in operation since 2002. The airline increases connectivity within Australia by offering 1,500 weekly flights to 58 destinations. ABOUT UATP UATP is a global payment solution owned and operated by the world's airlines and accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail and travel agency payments. UATP connects airlines to Alternative Forms of Payment which can expand reach and generate incremental sales globally. UATP offers easy-to-use data tools, DataStream® and DataMine®, which provide comprehensive account details to Issuers and Corporate Subscribers for accurate travel management. Accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak®; UATP accounts are issued by: Aeromexico; Air Canada (TSE:AC) Air New Zealand (ANZFF.PK); Air Niugini; American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL); APG Airlines; Austrian Airlines; China Eastern Airlines (NYSE: CEA); Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL); EL AL Israel Airlines; Etihad Airways; Frontier Airlines; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4); Hahn Air; Japan Airlines (9201:JP); Malaysia Airlines; Qantas Airways (QUBSF.PK); Shandong Airlines; Transavia Airlines; TUIfly GmbH; Turkish Airlines (ISE:THYAO); United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) and WestJet. Regional Express (Rex) is Australia's largest independent regional airline operating a fleet of more than 50 Saab 340 aircraft on some 1,500 weekly flights to 58 destinations throughout all states in Australia. In addition to the regional airline Regional Express, the Rex Group comprises wholly owned subsidiaries Pel-Air Aviation (air freight and charter operator), Air Link (Dubbo-based regional airline) and the Australian Airline Pilot Academy. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/regional-express-joins-uatp-network-to-accept-payment-for-corporate-travel-in-australia-300459619.html


News Article | May 22, 2017
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Speaking further on the partnership, president and CEO of UATP Ralph Kaiser commended it saying, "The idea behind the Turkish Corporate Club product was to create a well-rounded, robust product for businesses to save on all corporate travel expenses. Turkish Airlines has positioned itself for a successful program that will maximize profit within the airline and greatly benefit their corporate travelers." Turkish Airlines has been operating since 1933 and was most recently named "Europe's Best Airline" for the sixth consecutive year by Skytrax. The airline currently travels to 250 international and 49 domestic locations. ABOUT UATP UATP is a global payment solution owned and operated by the world's airlines and accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail and travel agency payments. UATP connects airlines to Alternative Forms of Payment which can expand reach and generate incremental sales globally. UATP offers easy-to-use data tools, DataStreamSM and DataMinSM, which provide comprehensive account details to Issuers and Corporate Subscribers for accurate travel management. Accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel worldwide by airlines, travel agencies and Amtrak®; UATP accounts are issued by: Aeromexico; Air Canada (TSE: AC) Air New Zealand (ANZFF.PK); Air Niugini; American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL); APG Airlines; Austrian Airlines; China Eastern Airlines (NYSE: CEA); Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL); EL AL Israel Airlines; Etihad Airways; Frontier Airlines; GOL Linhas aereas inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4); Hahn Air; Japan Airlines (9201: JP); Malaysia Airlines; Qantas Airways (QUBSF.PK); Shandong Airlines; Transavia Airlines; TUIfly GmbH; Turkish Airlines (ISE: THYAO); United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) and WestJet. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/uatp-expands-its-network-to-include-turkish-airlines-as-an-issuer-300461112.html


News Article | May 5, 2017
Site: www.engineeringnews.co.za

In what could be the most significant development in global commercial aviation since the prototype of the first Airbus airliner (the A300) made its maiden flight in late 1972, the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China’s (Comac’s) C919 single-aisle airliner made its first flight, from Shanghai Pudong International Airport, at 14.00 local time on Friday. The new aircraft is powered by two CFM International Leap-1C engines. The flight lasted one hour and 19 minutes, with the aircraft touching down at 15.19 local time. As planned, it kept its undercarriage down for the entire flight. The five-strong flight test crew were charged with checking 15 parameters during the flight, and, after the flight, Comac reported that all these tests had been successfully carried out. Chinese State television reported, before the flight, that the aircraft would not exceed an altitude of 3 000 m and not fly faster than 300 km/h. The company plans a 4 200 flight test campaign, using six aircraft. The C919 is currently scheduled to enter commercial service in 2020 with launch customer China Eastern Airlines. So far, Comac has received orders for 570 of the new airliners from 23 customers, most of them from Chinese airlines and leasing companies. The C919 will be able to carry up to 168 passengers. It will have a range of between 4 075 km and 5 555 km. Chinese media report that a C919 will cost some $50-million, said to be less than half the price of an Airbus A320 or a Boeing 737. Comac has applied for Type Certification for the C919 from both the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the European Aviation Safety Agency. The latter step confirms the company’s intention to market the aircraft internationally. The C919 is, indeed, designed and intended to compete with the Airbus A320 family and the Boeing 737 family. China hopes, in the course of time, to convert the current international airliner duopoly of Airbus and Boeing into a triumvirate, by making Comac a major manufacturer as well. The C919 project was launched in 2008. Originally, it had been hoped that it would make its maiden flight in 2014, but this was postponed to late 2015 and then postponed again. The aircraft was publicly unveiled in November 2015. It was finally moved to the company’s Flight Test Centre in December. In March, the Xinhua News Agency reported that its was technically ready for its first flight. However, the C919 is not the first Chinese-assembled modern commercial jetliner to take to the skies. That honour belonged to an Airbus A320, assembled at the group’s Tianjin Final Assembly Line (FAL). The Tianjin FAL is a joint venture between Airbus, the China Aviation Industry Corporation and the Tianjin Free Trade Zone. (Tianjin lies on the coast of north-east China.) Boeing has signed an agreement with, perhaps ironically, Comac, to set up an Aircraft Completion Centre for the 737, in the city of Zhoushan, south of Shanghai. This centre will not assemble the airliners, however; it will fit out new aircraft assembled and flown in from the US with cabin interiors and paint them in the customer-airlines liveries. Chinese companies also supply components and parts to both Boeing and Airbus.


News Article | May 6, 2017
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's home-grown C919 passenger jet completed its long-delayed maiden flight on Friday, a major first step for Beijing as it looks to raise its profile in the global aviation market and boost high-tech manufacturing at home. Under overcast skies, the white, green and blue aircraft, with "C919" emblazoned on its tail, touched down at Shanghai's international airport after an 80-minute flight to cheers from thousands of dignitaries, aviation workers and enthusiasts. The jet is a symbol of China's ambitions to muscle into a global jet market estimated to be worth $2 trillion over the next two decades, as well as of Beijing's broader "Made in China 2025" plan to spur home-made products, from medicines to robots. "Seeing the C919 take off into the sky made me quite emotional. This is a moment we have waited to see for a very long time," Wang Mingfeng, 42, who witnessed the maiden flight at the Shanghai airport, told Reuters. "I believe that in the not too distant future, we will be neck-and-neck with Boeing and Airbus." At the moment, though, Boeing and Airbus remain far ahead in terms of sales, technical know-how and order books. And the C919, whose test flight was pushed back at least twice since 2014 due to production issues, may need years of tests to get certified in China, as well as in the United States and Europe. On Friday, the C919 flew north over the Yangtze River delta, carried out maneuvers and then returned south along the coast before landing, according to aircraft tracker Flightradar24. State media said the plane flew at around 3,000 meters and at speeds of 290-300 kilometers (180-186 miles) per hour. The crew of five pilots and engineers, all wearing orange jump suits and aviators, were applauded as they disembarked. The plane, which can carry 158-168 passengers, had no passenger seats installed for the maiden flight. A letter from China's ministerial cabinet, read out after the plane landed, said the successful flight marked a "major breakthrough" and milestone for China's passenger jet industry. The industry ministry said in a statement the flight went smoothly and that all the systems functioned properly. The C919, made by state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) [CMAFC.UL], relies on overseas technology from firms including General Electric , France's Safran , Honeywell International Inc and United Technologies Corp subsidiary UTC Aerospace Systems. China Eastern Airlines <600115.SS> is the launch customer for the plane, which COMAC says has 570 orders from 23 customers. Conceived in 2008, China wants the C919 to eventually take market share from Boeing and Airbus in the lucrative narrow-body market which accounts for more than 50 percent of the aircraft in service worldwide. For a TIMELINE on the C919, click "Every year we spend billions on buying planes," a COMAC promotional video showed President Xi Jinping saying during a site visit. He added China should become more self-reliant. However, the jet likely faces a lengthy journey from first flight to commercial usage. China's first home-made jet, the regional ARJ-21, received its type certification in December 2014, six years after its first flight and more than 12 years after it was conceived. It made its maiden passenger flight in June last year. Then there is also the daunting task of selling the jet in a global market dominated by Boeing and Airbus. "Aviation is a complex market and you need experience over a long time. Boeing has 100 years, Airbus has over 40 years," said Sinolink Securities analyst Si Jingzhe, adding COMAC still lagged far behind in terms of supply chain know-how. China is aware the path won't be easy. On a media visit on Thursday to COMAC's C919 assembly plant less than 10 kilometers from the airport, large red banners could be seen in giant hangars calling for long-term "hardship", "dedication" and "struggle" to meet the firm's goals. China is pushing for recognition globally of its certification by European and U.S. regulators as without their certification, it would only be able to sell the jet to a handful of countries that accept its certification standards. But Beijing is already looking beyond the C919, with plans to develop a wide-body long-haul jet with Russia. In November COMAC and its partner United Aircraft Corp said they have started the hunt to find suppliers.


News Article | May 5, 2017
Site: news.yahoo.com

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's home-grown C919 passenger jet completed its long-delayed maiden flight on Friday, a major first step for Beijing as it looks to raise its profile in the global aviation market and boost high-tech manufacturing at home. Under overcast skies, the white, green and blue aircraft, with "C919" emblazoned on its tail, touched down at Shanghai's international airport after an 80-minute flight to cheers from thousands of dignitaries, aviation workers and enthusiasts. The jet is a symbol of China's ambitions to muscle into a global jet market estimated to be worth $2 trillion over the next two decades, as well as of Beijing's broader "Made in China 2025" plan to spur home-made products, from medicines to robots. "Seeing the C919 take off into the sky made me quite emotional. This is a moment we have waited to see for a very long time," Wang Mingfeng, 42, who witnessed the maiden flight at the Shanghai airport, told Reuters. "I believe that in the not too distant future, we will be neck-and-neck with Boeing and Airbus." At the moment, though, Boeing and Airbus remain far ahead in terms of sales, technical know-how and order books. And the C919, whose test flight was pushed back at least twice since 2014 due to production issues, may need years of tests to get certified in China, as well as in the United States and Europe. On Friday, the C919 flew north over the Yangtze River delta, carried out manoeuvres and then returned south along the coast before landing, according to aircraft tracker Flightradar24. State media said the plane flew at around 3,000 meters and at speeds of 290-300 kilometers (180-186 miles) per hour. The crew of five pilots and engineers, all wearing orange jump suits and aviators, were applauded as they disembarked. The plane, which can carry 158-168 passengers, had no passenger seats installed for the maiden flight. A letter from China's ministerial cabinet, read out after the plane landed, said the successful flight marked a "major breakthrough" and milestone for China's passenger jet industry. The industry ministry said in a statement the flight went smoothly and that all the systems functioned properly. The C919, made by state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) [CMAFC.UL], relies on overseas technology from firms including General Electric , France's Safran , Honeywell International Inc and United Technologies Corp subsidiary Goodrich. China Eastern Airlines <600115.SS> is the launch customer for the plane, which COMAC says has 570 orders from 23 customers. Conceived in 2008, China wants the C919 to eventually take market share from Boeing and Airbus in the lucrative narrow-body market which accounts for more than 50 percent of the aircraft in service worldwide. For a TIMELINE on the C919, click "Every year we spend billions on buying planes," a COMAC promotional video showed President Xi Jinping saying during a site visit. He added China should become more self-reliant. However, the jet likely faces a lengthy journey from first flight to commercial usage. China's first home-made jet, the regional ARJ-21, received its type certification in December 2014, six years after its first flight and more than 12 years after it was conceived. It made its maiden passenger flight in June last year. Then there is also the daunting task of selling the jet in a global market dominated by Boeing and Airbus. "Aviation is a complex market and you need experience over a long time. Boeing has 100 years, Airbus has over 40 years," said Sinolink Securities analyst Si Jingzhe, adding COMAC still lagged far behind in terms of supply chain know-how. China is aware the path won't be easy. On a media visit on Thursday to COMAC's C919 assembly plant less than 10 kilometers from the airport, large red banners could be seen in giant hangars calling for long-term "hardship", "dedication" and "struggle" to meet the firm's goals. China is pushing for recognition globally of its certification by European and U.S. regulators as without their certification, it would only be able to sell the jet to a handful of countries that accept its certification standards. But Beijing is already looking beyond the C919, with plans to develop a wide-body long-haul jet with Russia. In November COMAC and its partner United Aircraft Corp said they have started the hunt to find suppliers.


The first C919 passenger jet made by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) is seen during a test in Shanghai, China April 16, 2017. Picture taken April 16, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA. SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's home-grown C919 passenger jet is set to take to the skies on its long-delayed maiden flight on Friday, a major step for Beijing as it looks to boost its profile in the global aviation market. The narrow-body aircraft, which will compete with Boeing's 737 and the Airbus A320, is a key symbol of China's ambitions to muscle into a global jet market estimated to be worth $2 trillion over the next 20 years. The jet will take to the skies at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport on China's affluent east coast, at a ceremony expected to be broadcast live on state TV. The C919, made by state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) [CMAFC.UL], has seen its test flight pushed back at least twice since 2014 due to production issues, underlining the scale of the task facing Beijing. "The significance is huge, it's the first ever large-frame aircraft made in China," said Xiong Yuexi, a professor and plane design expert at Beihang University in Beijing. "It has a great impact for the Chinese people and the domestic market." China first gave the world a glimpse of the plane, which will be able to carry 158-168 passengers, in November 2015 when it rolled it out at a ceremony in Shanghai. For a FACTBOX on the C919, click Analysts, however, say the production delays mean the C919 will lag technologically behind improved versions of the A320 and 737 which will enter service in the next two years. China Eastern Airlines <600115.SS> is the launch customer for the plane, which COMAC says has 570 orders from 23 customers. The plane also relies on an array of overseas technology, with CFM International, a joint venture between General Electric's aerospace arm and a unit of French firm Safran , supplying the engines. Others include Honeywell International Inc , United Technologies Corp subsidiary Goodrich, Rockwell Collins Inc and a unit of Parker-Hannifin Corp . Conceived in 2008, China wants the C919 to eventually take market share from Boeing and Airbus in the lucrative narrow-body market which accounts for more than 50 percent of the aircraft in service worldwide. For a TIMELINE on the C919, click However, the jet likely faces a lengthy journey from first flight to commercial usage. China's first home-made jet, the regional ARJ-21, received its type certification in December 2014, six years after its first flight and more than 12 years after it was conceived. It made its maiden passenger flight in June last year. Then there is also the daunting task of selling the jet in a global market dominated by Boeing and Airbus. "Aviation is a complex market and you need experience over a long time. Boeing has 100 years, Airbus has over 40 years," said Sinolink Securities analyst Si Jingzhe, adding COMAC still lagged far behind in terms of supply chain know-how. China is pushing for recognition globally of its certification by European and U.S. regulators. Without their certification, China would only be able to sell the jet to a handful of countries that accept its certification standards. Beijing is also already looking beyond the C919, with plans to develop a wide-body long-haul jet with Russia. In November COMAC and its partner United Aircraft Corp said they have started the hunt to find suppliers.


SHANGHAI, April 27, 2017  /PRNewswire/ -- China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (the "Company") (NYSE: CEA; HKSE: 0670; SSE: 600115) announces that the Company's annual report for the 2016 fiscal year filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 27, 2017 can be accessed via the following link: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1030475/000114420417022414/v464319_20f.htm on SEC website or http://en.ceair.com/about/dqbg_ny_2016/t2017427_30703.html on Company's website A paper copy of the Company's complete audited annual report will be provided to any shareholder without charge, upon written request to Investor Relations, Secretary Office of the Board of Directors, China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited at Kong Gang San Road, Number 92, Shanghai 200335, the People's Republic of China. China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited is one of the three largest airline companies in China. The Company was established as a joint stock limited company incorporated in the People's Republic of China on April 4, 1995. The Company successfully offered its American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") and H Shares in New York and Hong Kong, respectively, and its ADSs and H Shares were listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on February 4, 1997 and February 5, 1997, respectively. The Company's A shares were listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange on November 5, 1997. For further information, please visit the Company website: http://www.ceair.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/annual-report-on-form-20-f-for-fiscal-year-2016-of-china-eastern-airlines-corporation-limited-available-300447153.html


SHANGHAI, April 27, 2017  /PRNewswire/ -- China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (the "Company") (NYSE: CEA; HKSE: 0670; SSE: 600115) announces that the Company's annual report for the 2016 fiscal year filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 27, 2017 can be accessed via the following link: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1030475/000114420417022414/v464319_20f.htm on SEC website or http://en.ceair.com/about/dqbg_ny_2016/t2017427_30703.html on Company's website A paper copy of the Company's complete audited annual report will be provided to any shareholder without charge, upon written request to Investor Relations, Secretary Office of the Board of Directors, China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited at Kong Gang San Road, Number 92, Shanghai 200335, the People's Republic of China.


SINGAPORE, Nov 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaligo Travel Solutions, the leading innovator in travel rewards technology, in partnership with China Eastern Airlines, one of the world's 10 largest airlines by passenger volume, today announced the launch of a new loyalty hotel platform for 32 million Eastern Miles members worldwide. Powered by Kaligo's TravelEdge accrual & redemption technology, the new platform enables Eastern Miles members to earn and redeem Eastern Miles points instantly at 465,000 properties globally. It's the first such fully integrated hotel loyalty product available to consumers in the vast US$ 620B Chinese travel market. "We are seeing a clearloyalty trend in China, where large rewards programs are quickly gaining momentum. The TravelEdge accrual & redemption platform is a perfect fit for modern Chinese travellers who are becoming increasingly rewards conscious," said Kyle Armstrong, CEO of Kaligo. "Based on a recent market study of loyalty programs, it's estimated that hotel redemptions already represent over 500B miles burned globally on an annual basis, and we're excited to see this proposition starting to take off in China." Zhilin Wei, General Manager, China Eastern Airlines E-a??Commerce Co.,Ltd., said "We continuously strive to strengthen the value of the Eastern Miles program for our members by offering new travel redemption options which are proven to increase customer engagement. Our members will now be able to instantly earn and redeem their points for hotel bookings all over the world with a simple and easy-to-use e-commerce experience. We're only just getting started. Our objective is to continue to accelerate the 20% YOY growth in our membership and, as an innovative partner, Kaligo enables us to achieve this with the TravelEdge platform." The new China Eastern hotel platform allows members to choose from over 465,000 hotels and resorts worldwide using a quick and easy-to-use desktop or mobile websitewith end-to-end servicing in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and English. Members can use money or points to book hotels with instant confirmation. The most celebrated loyalty programs around the world turn to Kaligo's TravelEdge technology to accelerate revenue growth and delight customers. Across hotels, cars, cruises and activities, the TravelEdge accrual & redemption suite can be quickly integrated into a brand's web or mobile presence. Using the latest e-commerce design principles and a localized experience across 22 languages, the platform consistently achieves market-leading conversion rates for its partners. With no up-front integration costs and deployment timeframes averaging 4-8 weeks, TravelEdge has set the standard when it comes to risk-free commercials and speed-to-market. For more information about Kaligo Travel Solutions and the TravelEdge suite, please visit . Kaligo Travel Solutions is operated by Kaligo Pte Ltd, the global leader for innovative travel and loyalty technology. Established in Singapore in 2014 with offices across APAC, Europe and the Americas, Kaligo Travel Solutions enables 50+ of the world's leading loyalty programs to drive engagement through rewarding travel experiences. With core product lines and expertise in e-commerce, small business, financial services, white label accrual & redemption platforms and cutting-edge API solutions, Kaligo enables the world's leading loyalty programs to drive spend,engagement and retention. For more information, please visit www.kaligosolutions.com or contact media relations at press@kaligo.com. China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited has its headquarter located in Shanghai. As one of the three major airlines in mainland China, it flies a fleet of more than 500 long-haul and short-haul aircraft with an average age of less than seven years, China Eastern serves nearly 80 million travelers annually and ranks among the world's top 5 airlines in terms of passenger transportation volume. As an official member of SkyTeam, China Eastern has extended its flight network from Shanghai to 1064 cities in 178 countries via close cooperation with SkyTeam member airlines. Members of Eastern Miles can participate the mileage accumulate and redeem program, enjoy member benefits and use any one of the 564 VIP lounges across the world within all 20 SkyTeam member airlines. China Eastern has been striving to become a superexcellent aviation service integrator to win "staff devotion, customers' loyalty, shareholders' satisfaction and public trust". As the end of 2013, China Eastern has been rewarded the "Golden TingAward" by China Capital Market Annual Conference 2013, been recognized as one of the 50 most valuable Chinese brands by WPP and been ranked among the top ten of FORTUNE China CSR Ranking 2013In the past three years, China Eastern gains more than 10 billionprofits, which ranks among the top state-owned enterprises with respect to ROA and therefore been rewarded the "Golden Phoenix Award" by China Capital Market Annual Conference 2011. With the concept of "World-class hospitality with Eastern charm", China Eastern will create splendid travel experiences for global customers with an "accurate, delicate and precise" service quality. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/china-eastern-airlines-and-kaligo-travel-solutions-launch-traveledge-loyalty-hotel-platform-300361391.html


SINGAPORE, Nov. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaligo Travel Solutions, the leading innovator in travel rewards technology, in partnership with China Eastern Airlines, one of the world's 10 largest airlines by passenger volume, today announced the launch of a new loyalty hotel platform for 32...

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