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.... That is why one reason why low-cost winners, such as easyJet and Ryanair, grumble about irrational economics and the current state of overcapacity in the market. In a business like aviation, it is rarely safe to assume any airline’s financial crisis is terminal. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Ryanair, the budget carrier of which he is boss, has demanded a two-drink limit at airport bars, on the grounds that airlines have to deal with the consequences of drunk passengers – such as emergency landings at airports even more far-flung than the average Ryanair destination. O’Leary is now a very powerful executive in European aviation and his words should not be shrugged off by airports. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Weak pound could boost manufacturing, if manufacturing itself wasn’t so weak image
.... Ryanair, the budget carrier of which he is boss, has demanded a two-drink limit at airport bars, on the grounds that airlines have to deal with the consequences of drunk passengers – such as emergency landings at airports even more far-flung than the average Ryanair destination. O’Leary is now a very powerful executive in European aviation and his words should not be shrugged off by airports. ...
EasyJet and Ryanair should be wary of launching Air Berlin bid | Nils Pratley image
.... That is why one reason why low-cost winners, such as easyJet and Ryanair, grumble about irrational economics and the current state of overcapacity in the market. In a business like aviation, it is rarely safe to assume any airline’s financial crisis is terminal. ...
Ryanair calls for airport crackdown on alcohol sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 02:40:37 PM
....The CAA Air Navigation Order makes it an offence to board an aircraft while drunk. In its draft aviation strategy published last month, the government said it would continue to work with the industry to consider other possible solutions. ...
Steep rise in number of air passengers arrested for drunken behaviour image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 11:01:26 PM
....”. Panorama points out that the UK aviation industry brought in a voluntary code a year ago. ...
Britons shunning two-week holidays in favour of short breaks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 12:27:00 PM
....One of the most likely explanations for UK residents going on more but shorter holidays was the growth of budget airlines, the ONS said. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, EU leaders relaxed the rules to create a common aviation area across Europe, allowing low-cost carriers such as easyJet and Ryanair to enter the market, it noted. ...
Air passengers wary of pilotless planes – even if they lead to lower fares image
....Industry experts predict intense passenger resistance to pilotless planes. Chris Tarry, an aviation expert, said: “This is such a long way into the future. ...
Air Canada near miss: picture shows how close planes came to crashing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of August 2017 01:52:20 AM
....Pilots in a United plane alerted air traffic controllers about the off-course jet, while the crew of a Philippine Airlines jet behind it switched on their plane’s landing lights in an apparent last-ditch danger signal to Air Canada. NTSB investigators said they have not determined probable cause for the incident that came within a few feet of becoming one of the worst disasters in aviation history. ...
Richard Branson cedes control of Virgin Atlantic image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 05:01:06 PM
. The potential end of an era looms in British aviation after Sir Richard Branson announced he is selling 31% of Virgin Atlantic, relinquishing his controlling interest in the airline he founded in 1984. ...
Ryanair profits take off but airline reissues Brexit warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 08:55:10 AM
.... It binds EU members to regulatory oversight by the European court of justice and to freedom of movement, two red lines for the current UK government in Brexit talks. Ryanair had previously warned it would have to halt flights from the UK “for weeks or months” if the UK government did not strike a bilateral aviation deal. ...
Rail firms to be judged by 'to the minute' train punctuality image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 06:00:12 AM
....The new benchmark will also report how many trains arrive to the exact minute on every stop along their route, rather than just the final destination. Britain’s rail industry claimed it would give passengers the most transparent measure for train punctuality of any railway in Europe – and compare favourably with the aviation industry, where a 15-minute delay is counted as arriving on time. ...
EasyJet to set up Austrian HQ to operate EU flights after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 09:31:48 AM
.... Ryanair repeated its warnings to the European parliament this week that there was a real prospect of no flights operating between the EU and UK for a period in 2019. EasyJet said it was continuing to push for negotiators “to reach an aviation agreement which at a minimum will enable flights between the UK and EU”. ...
Heathrow night flights to continue until third runway is built image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 12:54:07 PM
....In a written statement to parliament, Grayling said caps had not kept pace with technology, but the new measures would “lock in the benefits”. “I am fully aware that noise is a major concern for those living near these airports and that night noise is widely regarded as the most disturbing impact of aviation,” he said. ...
EasyJet's Carolyn McCall is favourite to take over at ITV image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 07:48:15 PM
.... She came up through the commercial ranks at the Guardian after joining in 1986, and her listed company experience will help balance Bazalgette’s lack of plc experience. She was appointed a dame for services to the aviation industry last year. ...
British Airways cabin crew to stage fresh strikes in pay dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 04:37:06 PM
....Richardson said: “The wet leasing of Qatar Airways’ aircraft should not have been approved by the government or been sought by British Airways. “We believe it is not only in breach of European regulations and non-compliant with civil aviation safety, but has also driven a coach and horses through British Airways’ own corporate social responsibility policy, which is not worth the paper it’s written on. ...
Flying high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:09:01 PM
.... . Despite this, there have been attempts over the past couple of decades to bring some of the glamour back to flying, by trying to revolutionise the private aviation market. ...
BA debacle sees couple spend wedding night on an airport bench image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of June 2017 05:59:21 AM
....The exception is if the cause of the delay is an “extraordinary circumstance” beyond the airline’s control. The regulation fails to spell out what could be considered such a circumstance, but a supreme court ruling in 2014 established that technical failures are part and parcel of aviation and do not exempt airlines from paying out unless they are a hidden manufacturing fault. ...
Risk of air accidents up after CAA cost-cutting, leaked report warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 02:40:28 PM
....8% of the airshows it approved in 2014, and did not require to see or approve risk assessments before permitting the Shoreham show to go ahead. Although the CAA was not directly affected by government cuts, it was pressured by ministers to embrace more “light-touch regulation”, especially with regards to general aviation, which includes airshows. ...
EasyJet offers private jet experience at Luton – without the private jet image
....”. The deal underlines Luton’s status as the biggest base for private aviation in Britain, as well as being a byword for budget travel. ...
British Airways looks to Capita to run call centres after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 12:04:02 PM
....The GMB union said it was a “short-sighted” move from BA. Mick Rix, national officer for aviation, said: “Despite record profits, this is the latest penny wise and pound foolish plan from IAG BA and is consistent with those that led to the IT meltdown. ...
Plane makes emergency landing in Sydney after hole appears in engine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 11:30:43 AM
....Images show a huge hole in the Trent 700 engine, designed and developed by Rolls-Royce in Derby. Investigators are now understood to be examining the role played by part of the “nacelle”, the aviation industry term for the casing that surrounds a jet engine. ...
China's HNA: The biggest company you've never heard of image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 02:52:26 PM
.... The UK inside the EU or outside the EU, [the] UK is [the] UK," he says. HNA, which is led by Chinese billionaire Chen Feng, was founded in 1993 and made its name in shipping and aviation. ...
Qatar row: Saudi revokes Qatar Airways' licence image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 10:24:05 AM
. Saudi Arabia's aviation authority has formally withdrawn Qatar's licence to land and fly in the country. ...
Donald Trump unveils plan to privatize 'antiquated' air traffic control system image
.... He offered few other details, however, about his promised $1tn infrastructure programme. With fanfare at the White House, where he was introduced as “a builder”, the president backed a plan to spin-off air traffic operations into a private, not-for-profit corporation and promised “a great new era in American aviation”. ...
BA meltdown: switching off and on again may have caused IT crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 06:10:50 PM
....BA’s system meltdown came after other highly disruptive failures at airlines such as Delta. Alexandre de Juniac, director general of Iata, said that the aviation industry’s problems had “nothing to do with cost-cutting”, but bigger and more complex IT systems. ...
For BA, a £100m compensation bill could be just the start image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of June 2017 02:59:09 PM
.... Its Avios points scheme keeps many frequent flyers in BA’s network, to the point where even some stranded travellers last week spoke only of “questioning their loyalty” rather than vowing to switch. But aviation consultant Chris Tarry says: “It’s a very competitive environment. ...
British Airways cabin crew to hold four-day strike over pay dispute image
....The GMB union said IT outsourcing had contributed to the failure, and demanded to take part in an external inquiry. Mick Rix, GMB national officer for aviation, said the union wanted to “ensure that the information and views from our skilled IT members on the front line is properly put forward, and taken on board by BA IAG. ...
ViaSat-2: Satellite goliath goes into orbit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 01:12:24 AM
.... . The aviation sector currently is a key battleground for satellite operators; it is where they are seeing double-digit growth. ...
Outrage as Emirates tells cabin crew to remove Taiwan flag pins image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 07:47:41 AM
....On social media, users have responded by repeatedly posting pictures of the Taiwanese flag on the airline's Facebook account, with some also vowing to boycott the airline. China is a major growth area for several airlines, with industry body Iata predicting the country will replace the US as the world's largest aviation market in terms of number of flights by 2029. ...
British Airways could face £100m compensation bill over IT meltdown image
....As hundreds of passengers remained stranded, the GMB union blamed job cuts at BA for the IT problems which were thought to relate to a power outage. Mick Rix, GMB national officer for aviation, said:“This could have all been avoided. ...
Five questions for BA  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 10:59:40 AM
....". Mick Rix, GMB national officer for aviation said: "BA made hundreds of dedicated and loyal IT staff redundant and outsourced the work to India. ...
Where does an A-lister land when they waft in from paradise? Yes, Luton image
....Clive Jackson of Victor, a private jet chartering firm, says: “Whether for A-listers, captains of industry, or heads of state, Luton is strategically important for two reasons – it’s relatively close to London and it operates 24 hours a day. The owners have been very smart in making sure that while the bulk is low-cost, scheduled traffic, they’ve leased off real estate around the airport to allow a thriving ecosystem to build up for private aviation. ...
The UK's most delayed airlines revealed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 11:58:03 PM
....A spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority said new measures were recently introduced for passengers who were finding extracting compensation from airlines difficult. "Last year we introduced alternative dispute resolution to the aviation industry so passengers, who have been unable to resolve a complaint with an airline, can get an independent decision that the airline must abide by," they said. ...
Remote air traffic control preparing for takeoff at London City airport image
. Manned air traffic control towers, a reassuring fixture at airports since the dawn of civil aviation nearly a century ago, could soon be made obsolete by technological advances allowing arrivals and departures to be monitored from miles away using live streams of high-definition video. ...
Trump 'laptop' ban may not be extended to flights from Europe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 10:36:51 AM
....While the EU delegation were not given a guarantee that a laptop ban would not be imposed, there is greater confidence in Brussels that it is unlikely to happen in the near future. There remain concerns with the aviation industry that the ban could still reemerge in the coming weeks. ...
US and EU reject expanding laptop ban to flights from Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 10:44:40 PM
....US and EU officials have decided against a ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Europe. But after a four-hour meeting in Brussels to discuss the threats to aviation security, officials said other measures were still being considered. ...
AirAsia to launch China joint venture image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 02:55:06 AM
....Budget airline AirAsia has signed a joint venture agreement to set up a new low-cost carrier in China. It wants to tap in to demand in the country, which is set to overtake the US to become the world's biggest aviation market within the next decade. ...
Business leaders want next government to build two more runways image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:01:29 PM
....”. Plans for a third Heathrow runway were cancelled by the coalition in 2010, before renewed pressure from business groups, the aviation industry and backbench MPs pushed the prime minister to reopen the issue of airport expansion. ...
I fear easyJet has cancelled my flights but hasn’t even told me image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:00:41 AM
.... This customer contacted us before the notification had commenced so customer services was unable to inform or assist her,” a spokesman says. Under aviation regulations, passengers can only claim compensation for losses incurred if a flight is cancelled with less than 14 days’ warning, so from easyJet’s point of view there was no rush to salvage your travel plans and any additional costs you face when booking alternatives are your problem. ...
China's first big passenger plane takes off for maiden flight image
....After about 90 minutes in the air the plane landed safely back at Pudong airport in Shanghai. The plane is a key symbol of Beijing's soaring ambitions to enter the global aviation market. ...
‘I would be cautious about CV writing services’ – our work expert responds image
.... Sadly, I have no strategic influence so feel ready to move on. My work background is in aviation but I would like a change in direction, with coaching at the core of my work. ...
Doctor dragged off United Airlines flight reaches undisclosed settlement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 07:51:18 PM
.... Munoz first defended the airline and described Dao as “belligerent” before publicly apologizing days later and vowing to do better. The three airport police officers who dragged Dao from the plane worked for the Chicago department of aviation. ...
Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane wins settlement image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 07:34:27 PM
....Passengers will now be offered up to $10,000 (£7,700) for giving up their seats, among other changes that Dr Dao's lawyer said should be "applauded". However, aviation experts doubt that many passengers will actually be offered such a large sum. ...
Officer says he used 'minimal but necessary force' on United passenger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 01:17:16 PM
.... The carrier has since apologized several times. Demetrio called the aviation police’s version of events outlined in the report as “utter nonsense – consider the source”, said the lawyer’s spokeswoman, Helen Lucaitis. ...
Uber plans to test on-demand flying cars network by 2020 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:28:42 AM
.... . The flying electric taxis are being developed with aviation companies including Embraer and Bell Helicopter. ...
How disabled travellers still face discrimination by airlines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:00:04 AM
I want to put coaching at the heart of my work – how can I do that? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... Sadly, I have no strategic influence so feel ready to move on. My work background is in aviation but I’d like a change in direction, with coaching at the core of my work. ...
Malaysia Airlines to track planes with satellites image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 10:30:53 AM
....The new service, available in 2018, will add to that coverage, using the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation which was launched earlier this year. The fate of MH370 remains one of the world's greatest aviation mystery. ...
Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya bailed in UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 11:33:56 AM
....The 61-year-old former Indian MP entered the UK on a valid passport in March 2016. Mr Mallya made his fortune selling beer under the Kingfisher brand before branching out into aviation and Formula 1 racing. ...
Hermes begins trial using self-driving robots in London image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 11:15:47 AM
....Each robot will be able to carry a maximum of 10kg in cargo in a secure compartment, which customers can access using a code sent to their smartphones. The self-driving robots are thought to have several advantages over aerial drones, from being able to carry heavier payloads to being less likely to fall foul of aviation laws. ...
United passenger dragged from plane needs reconstructive surgery – lawyer image
....But Demetrio said neither Dao nor his family had heard from United. The three officers who removed Dao have been suspended from their jobs at the Chicago aviation department. ...
United Airlines to refund tickets for all customers on infamous flight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 01:40:06 AM
.... He refused to leave. That’s when three aviation department police officers boarded the plane. ...
United Airlines boss Oscar Munoz will not resign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 12:19:37 PM
....Oscar Munoz said he felt "shame and embarrassment" and vowed it would never happen again to a seated passenger on one of United's aircraft. The embattled aviation boss said the passenger in question, David Dao, deserved "certainly an apology". ...
United Airlines boss sorry for 'horrific' passenger removal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 01:45:32 AM
....It said the family was at present only concerned with Dr Dao's medical care and would not be making further statements until he was discharged. One of the aviation security officers involved in removing Dr Dao from the plane has been "placed on leave", the Chicago Department of Aviation said, and his actions were "obviously not condoned by the department". ...
Flyer beware: why the customer isn't always right at 40,000ft image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 05:03:37 PM
.... They know a certain proportion of these passengers will not show, so they need to overbook to get to break-even or better,” says Brian Pearce, the chief economist of the industry’s trade body, the International Air Transport Association. The contract of carriage at United – the conditions to which you agree when you buy a ticket – comes in at 37,000 words and embraces a range of arcane treaties and rules, from the Montreal and Warsaw conventions to FARs, the US’s federal aviation regulations. ...
United Airlines CEO offers softer apology after stock nosedives image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 03:27:54 PM
....9% higher, adding about $200m to the company’s market cap. But the airline’s problems only seem to have escalated since Sunday, when a man was violently removed from a flight by aviation police officials at Chicago’s O’Hare international airport after refusing to volunteer his seat on the overbooked flight. ...
Not so friendly skies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 09:03:55 AM
....So how could United have handled the situation better?. John Bailey is a specialist in crisis communications and has handled public relations for many of the aviation industry's biggest players, including Malaysia Airlines following the disappearance of MH370. ...
Ryanair 'will have to suspend UK flights' without early Brexit aviation deal image
. Ryanair has warned it will have to halt flights from the UK for “weeks or months” if Theresa May does not seal an early bilateral Brexit deal on international aviation. ...
Non-stop Sydney-to-London flights could happen by 2022, says Qantas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 12:30:29 AM
....Both Airbus and Boeing now offer aircraft that appear to be capable of flying non-stop commercial flights from Sydney to London – the “Holy Grail” for the Australian carrier Qantas. As long as oil prices don’t go much higher than about US$70 a barrel, the 20-hour flight can be financially viable, and could be on schedules within five years, aviation experts say. ...
UK holidaymakers must keep EU rights after Brexit, says Abta image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 06:01:44 AM
....Safeguarding transport links, including air routes, is vital, the report says. In contrast with other industries there are no World Trade Organization rules for aviation to fall back on if no EU deal is reached. ...
Tick tock image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 11:07:44 PM
.... . The technology has revolutionised everything from sailing to aviation, surveying to hiking. ...
The car-loan boom isn’t the housing bubble. But there still might be a crash image
....Of course, Europe’s biggest airline has form when it comes to courting publicity, and many of its chief executive’s wider views on politics come across as headline-hunting exercises. But the Irish airline has a finely tuned sense for aviation agreements, and an ear for blarney, through its disputes with the European commission and its navigation of local employment and taxation laws. ...
Lloyd's of London plans to open Brussels office by middle of 2018 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 07:04:46 AM
....5bn – is at risk from Brexit. Only simple insurance products will be affected, but not big reinsurance contracts and specialist insurance such as marine and aviation, Beale said. ...
Cool your jets, Michael O'Leary – Brexit unlikely to ground Ryanair | Nils Pratley image
.... Once the UK leaves Europe’s “open skies” agreement, something will have to take its place. Historical World Trade Organization rules, as the company says, don’t cover aviation. ...
UK businesses welcome May's free trade call but warn of no-deal Brexit disaster image
....However, these messages came as the airline industry and the car industry warned of the consequences of failing to secure an agreement with the EU. Airlines based in the EU have the right to fly to, from and within any country in the bloc thanks to the single aviation market created in the 1990s, but Britain now has just two years to renegotiate access or come up with an alternative system. ...
American Airlines ties up partnership with China Southern image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 02:03:21 AM
....China Southern is the latest of China's top airlines to bring in an investor from outside the mainland. The deal should offer American Airlines more possibilities to tap into China's growing aviation market. ...
No EU trade deal is better than a bad deal? Don’t bet on it, Theresa May | Jonathan Portes image
....So what happens next? Our drug companies will still need EMA approval if they want to market their products in the rest of Europe. Will we set up our own regulator – which will take time and money, and even then manufacturers will not necessarily see getting UK approval as a priority, given that the UK market is much smaller than that of the EU or US? Or will we simply find a way of rubber-stamping approvals by an agency in which we no longer have any role? In other sectors, such as aviation or chemicals, the issues are even more complicated – legally, technically and, perhaps, politically. ...
UK-based airlines told to move to Europe after Brexit or lose major routes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:33:08 AM
....Some airlines have already started to seek alternative headquarters, and to examine how they might ensure that their shareholding is majority-EU owned, possibly through the forced disinvesting of British shareholders. But others have appeared, until now, to hold out hope that the European commission would be flexible on the rules in the current aviation agreement. ...
London-Paris electric flight 'in decade' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:06:00 AM
....The company is yet to produce a plane of its own and is instead working alongside American inventor Chip Yates, whose own electric aircraft, the Long-ESA, holds the world record for fastest electric aircraft. Wright Electric's competitors include aviation giant Airbus, which has been developing its electric two-seater plane E-Fan since 2014, and has stated plans to create its own short-haul electric aeroplane seating 70 to 90 passengers. ...
UK flight ban on electronic devices announced image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 04:34:26 PM
....Eight overseas carriers:. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: "We understand the frustration that these measures may cause and we are working with the aviation industry to minimise any impact. ...
Brexit, airlines' worst fear, has become their preoccupation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:29:50 AM
....No airline wanted Britain to vote leave in last year’s referendum; easyJet and Ryanair campaigned against it. A single European market in aviation brought cheap flights spanning the continent, ever more passengers, trade and jobs. ...
Horses for courses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:54:11 AM
.... The horseracing qualification costs from £7,500 per annum for two years. Marie-Pierre Serret says she knows all about the value of a specialised MBA because without one she had struggled to secure a fulfilling job in the aviation industry. ...
Cobham in cash call to tackle debt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:26:13 AM
.... . Cobham - whose founder, Sir Alan Cobham, was one of the pioneers of British aviation - has annual sales of £2bn. ...
All change: how the Royal Mint is making the new 12-sided £1 coins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:41:18 PM
.... The reverse of the new coin shows the English rose, Welsh leek, Scottish thistle and Northern Irish shamrock emerging from one stem within a royal coronet – a design created by 15-year-old schoolboy David Pearce, who won a competition to create the image. Behind the scenes, work is also under way for other new coins – a new Sir Isaac Newton 50p, a first world war aviation £2 and a Jane Austen £2, all entering circulation this year. ...
Vietnam's 'bikini airline' Vietjet takes off in public listing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:22:34 AM
.... . "There's no doubt that they are the dominant low-cost carrier in Vietnam," explains aviation analyst Greg Waldron of FlightGlobal. ...
'Magical thinking' on Heathrow expansion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:15:14 AM
....The report calls on the ministers to implement an alert system for nearby residents who are especially vulnerable to short-term exposure to air pollution. On climate change, the MPs complain that international aviation emissions from an expanded Heathrow will be 15% higher than the level previously set for 2028-32. ...
Business leaders call for transport revolution to rebalance UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:00:22 AM
....”. The report echoes concerns expressed by Ken O’Toole, the chief executive of Manchester airport, who told the Guardian in September that there was an “overemphasis on the south-east at the expense of everywhere else” in the government’s aviation policy. ...
Natarajan Chandrasekaran: Who is new Tata Group chairman? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 10:28:22 AM
....His other big task will be stabilising businesses that have been struggling. Tata's empire ranges from cars and steel mills to aviation and salt. ...

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