Airbus A330 cockpit
Cockpit of an Airbus A330 airliner. The A330 is a twin-engine, widebody airliner typically flown over long-haul routes with a capacity of 253-295 in three-class layout. The 'glass' cockpit is highly computerised. All of the primary flight instruments are displayed on square computer screens, as are checklists and navigation data. In place of the conventional yoke or wheel, the aircraft is flown by a 'side-stick', a joystick like device fitted to the side of the pilot's knee. The first flight of the A330 was in 1992, as of mid-2011 over 800 had been built with orders for more than 300 outstanding.
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Sunset View of City Council Building and Hillbrow Tower (JG Strijdom Tower), Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
City of Johannesburg is considered Africa's economic powerhouse, and contentiously as a modern and prosperous African city. It is the hub of South Africa's commercial, financial, industrial, and mining undertakings. Johannesburg is part of a larger urban region. The Hillbrow Tower (JG Strijdom tower) is a tall tower located in the suburb of Hillbrow in Johannesburg, South Africa. At 269 m (883 ft), it has been the tallest structure and tower in Africa for 40 years, and it was also the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere until 1978.
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Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK), Hong Kong, China. In 2004, over 3.8 trillion Hong Kong dollars were traded on the SEHK (nearly 500 billion US dollars) and the hundreds of listed companies had a market value of about 6.6 trillion Hong Kong dollars (846 billion US dollars). Financial trading in Hong Kong dates back to 1866. The present SEHK formed in 1986 from a merger between four different stock exchanges. Thousands of traders use sophisticated telecommunication systems and computer databases to trade financial products on the world markets. The SEHK is one of the world's leading stock exchanges. From 2000, it became a subsidiary of HKEx (Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited).
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