Category Archives: Transport

27Sep/17

Grounded: Ryanair cancels flights of another 400,000 customers

Ryanair cancelled the flights of another 400,000 customers and scrapped a bid for Alitalia on Wednesday, in a plan to keep its pilots on side and draw a line under its rostering fiasco. Mia Womersley reports. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Uber contractors demand workers’ rights in London ahead of tribunal

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 27, 2017) (REUTERS) – Uber contractors, “gig-economy” workers and trade unionists marched in London on Wednesday (September 27), calling for basic rights for workers as U.S. ride-hailing firm Uber faced a British employment appeal tribunal. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Bombardier loses battle with Boeing

The U.S. Commerce Department has slapped preliminary anti-subsidy duties on Bombardier’s CSeries jets after rival Boeing accused Canada of unfairly subsidizing the aircraft. As Laura Frykberg reports, the move is likely to strain trade relations between the neighbours and cause problems in Britain where Bombardier’s Northern Ireland factory employs thousands. Continue reading

26Sep/17

Dubai starts tests in bid to become first city with flying taxis

DUBAI, UAE (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Dubai on Monday (September 25) showcased a flight for what it said would soon be the world’s first drone taxi service under an ambitious plan by the United Arab Emirates city to lead the Arab world in innovation.
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12Sep/17

Hamilton and Mercedes unveil Project One hypercar in Frankfurt

FRANKFURT, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 12, 2017) – Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and three-times F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton unveiled on Tuesday (September 12) what they described as “a Formula One car for public roads”: the company’s new Project One hyper car.
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12Sep/17

Greenpeace protests as BMW unveils new models at Frankfurt motor show

FRANKFURT, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – Germany’s BMW unveiled gleaming new models at Frankfurt motor show on Tuesday (September 12), including the i Vision Dynamics electric coupe – a new four-door electric car positioned between the i3 city car and the i8 hybrid sportscar. Continue reading

08Sep/17

Ferrari celebrating 70 years of motor racing

MARANELLO, ITALY (1985) (REUTERS) – Ferrari are marking 70 years since founder Enzo Ferrari unveiled his first racing car in 1947 with an event at their headquarters in Maranello, Italy on Saturday (September 9). Continue reading