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  • PARIS/ BERLIN, Nov 6- Airlines urged the European Union on Thursday to press ahead with plans to merge national air corridors, rekindling debate about a reform that risks confrontation with air traffic controllers over safety and jobs. The call came as EU transport ministers gathered in Rome for informal talks to try to accelerate a plan to integrate some of the...

  • PARIS, Nov 6- Airlines in China and East Asia have ordered too few passenger jets, leasing company CIT Aerospace said, striking a contrast with recent industry warnings of an aviation capacity glut. They have missed opportunities to get new technology aircraft at close dates from the manufacturers directly, " Steve Mason, vice president of CIT Aerospace, a...

  • PARIS, Nov 6- Airlines in China and East Asia have ordered too few passenger jets, leasing company CIT Aerospace said, striking a contrast with recent industry warnings of an aviation capacity glut. "China and that region of Asia have not got enough orders. They have missed opportunities to get new technology aircraft at close dates from the manufacturers...

  • China shares end up, railway and techs support Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 2:05 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Nov 6- China shares ended slightly firmer on Thursday, reversing earlier losses, as railway and tech stocks pulled up the wider market on news of business-friendly policies for these sectors from Beijing. Domestic software-related shares performed well after Premier Li Keqiang said China would strengthen law enforcement of intellectual...

  • What's behind the West Coast traffic jam... Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 4:54 PM ET
    Shipping container trucks at the port in Long Beach, Calif.

    There's a traffic jam at ports on the West Coast. There is also a tense labor situation. How much one has to do with the other is a matter of debate.

  • Travis Kalanick: Uber CEO is still on the warpath Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 4:49 PM ET
    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick admits he will remain combatant in his quest to get the firm operating around the world.

  • Nov 5- XPO Logistics Inc's quarterly revenue more than tripled, helped by acquisitions, an increase in freight volumes and tight capacity across U.S. truck and rail networks. XPO, which has been on an acquisition spree since Jacobs took over in 2011, said revenue from its freight brokerage business jumped about 240 percent to $518.7 million in the third quarter...

  • West Coast dock talks teeter, scaring businesses Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    A spotter lines up a truck before a container is loaded a ship in the Seagirt Marine Terminal at the Port of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Contract talks between ship lines and dockworkers are showing signs of breaking down and it has businesses that move through those ports worried.

  • No way to run a railroad! Amtrak's woes deepen Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:38 AM ET
    Amtrak train pulls into the train station at Emeryville, California.

    As more goods travel by rail, Amtrak and other railway systems are seeing mounting collateral damage: gridlock.

  • Nov 4- The U.S. government is suing Southwest Airlines Co to recover a fine levied on the carrier following an earlier investigation that showed the company did not comply with regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. The FAA investigated 44 Southwest- operated Boeing 737 aircraft serviced by Aviation Technical Services Inc, an aircraft repair...

  • Nov 4- The U.S. government is suing Southwest Airlines Co to recover a fine levied on the carrier following an earlier investigation that showed the company did not comply with regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. The FAA investigated 44 Southwest- operated Boeing 737 aircraft serviced by Aviation Technical Services Inc, an aircraft repair...

  • ORLANDO, Fla., Nov 3- Carnival Corp said on Monday it is outfitting its cruise ships with a hybrid wireless network that will provide guests more reliable and faster connectivity at sea, one of the trickiest places on earth to obtain Internet access. "What we have developed more than the antennas and the satellites is the capability to be able to switch from one...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Nov 3- A team investigating the fatal test-flight crash of a Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship found that its rotating tail, designed to ease reentry into the atmosphere, was activated prematurely, and said pilot error could not be ruled out. SpaceShipTwo, developed by the fledgling space tourism company of billionaire entrepreneur Richard...

  • LONDON, Nov 3- Icelandic low-cost airline Wow Air is looking to fly daily from Europe to the United States, after cut price tickets were snapped up for the five times a week flights it will start from next year. The airline offered tickets at 99 pounds one way from London to Boston via Iceland starting from March. London to Boston flights on the Wow Air website...

  • Nov 3- Virgin America Inc, a low-cost airline partly owned by Richard Branson, said its initial public offering is expected to be priced at $21- $24 per share, valuing the company at about $1.04 billion at the top end of the range. Virgin America, known for mood lighting and wi-fi and comfortable leather seats even in economy class, offers flights to 22 cities in the...

  • *Ryanair increases year profit forecast to 770 mln euros. DUBLIN, Nov 3- Ryanair raised its annual profit forecast almost 20 percent on Monday thanks to a surge in winter bookings as the budget airline pioneer said improvements to its much criticised customer service were paying off. Since a pledge last year by outspoken Chief Executive Michael O'Leary to stop "...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Nov 2- The head of the federal agency examining last week's fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship during a test flight in California's Mojave Desert said on Sunday the vehicle appears to have broken apart in flight. Virgin Galactic's owner, British billionaire and entrepreneur Richard Branson, traveled to Mojave on Saturday to...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Nov 2- The head of the federal agency examining last week's fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship during a test flight in California's Mojave Desert said on Sunday the vehicle appears to have broken apart in flight. Virgin Galactic's owner, British billionaire and entrepreneur Richard Branson, traveled to Mojave on Saturday to...

  • Wanted: 500,000 pilots for China aviation gold rush Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    BEIJING, Nov 3- China's national civil aviation authority says the country will need to train about half a million civilian pilots by 2035, up from just a few thousand now, as wannabe flyers chase dreams of landing lucrative jobs at new air service operators. Commercial airlines aren't affected, but more than 200 new firms have applied for general aviation...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1- Two children of a passenger on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 have sued the company and the Malaysian government for damages, the first lawsuit to be filed over the aircraft which disappeared in March. The two Malaysian boys, aged 13 and 14, filed the suit at the High Court registry, also naming the heads of the Department of Civil Aviation, the...

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