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  • Latest perk on Google buses: security guards Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 3:51 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 16- First, San Francisco- based commuters to Google Inc got buses with plush seats and free WiFi. In recent days, men with earpieces have closely monitored passengers boarding Google commuter buses at the site of at least one bus stop in San Francisco's Mission District.

  • Qatar Airways says to launch Saudi operations by Q3 Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    *Ticket, fuel price issues in Saudi Arabia resolved. MANAMA, Jan 16- Qatar Airways has reached agreement with Saudi authorities on solving problems that blocked its entry into Saudi Arabia's domestic market, and plans to start operating there by the end of the third quarter, its chief executive said on Thursday.

  • MANAMA, Jan 16- Saudi Gulf Airlines, a new carrier born of the deregulation of Saudi Arabia's aviation market, has signed a $2 billion deal with Canada's Bombardier Inc to buy 16 CSeries jets with options for 10 more, the airline's owner said on Thursday.

  • United Continental to furlough 685 flight attendants Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Jan 16- United Continental will furlough about 685 flight attendants, as the U.S. airline company looks to prune its expenses as part of a $2 billion annual cost-cutting plan announced last year. Chicago- based United has struggled to consolidate its operations nearly three years after the merger of UAL Corp and Continental Airlines for $3.17 billion.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- American Airlines will halt year-round, daily nonstop service to 17 cities from Washington's Reagan National Airport as a result of the divestiture of slots required by the U.S. government for American's merger with US Airways, the company said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- American Airlines will halt year-round, daily nonstop service to 17 cities from Washington's Reagan National Airport as a result of the divestiture of slots required by the U.S. government for American's merger with US Airways, the company said on Wednesday.

  • U.S. to help Japan investigate Dreamliner battery smoke Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The United States said on Wednesday it would help Japan with its investigation into a Japan Airlines Dreamliner's battery emitting smoke at Tokyo's Narita Airport just before take off on Tuesday.

  • Windows for drones? One start-up is dreaming big Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 2:17 PM ET
    A Predator drone, operated by the U.S. Office of Air and Marine, near the Mexican border.

    Los Angeles-based start-up DreamHammer has created Ballista, which aims to become the Windows or Android of unmanned aerial systems.

  • The agency will oversee inspections of the power pack by battery maker GS Yuasa Corp, JAL and Boeing. The latest incident with Boeing's state-of-the-art plane, which is built with carbon-fiber composite materials and a powerful electrical system to reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency, raises fresh concerns about the plane's safety and reliability.

  • Japan Air grounds Boeing 787 after battery problem Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:02 AM ET
    Japan Airlines

    Japan Airlines said it temporarily grounded its Boeing 787 Dreamliners at Tokyo after white smoke was spotted and a battery cell showed leakage.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- U.S. governors and mayors are pushing Congress to quickly reauthorize long-term legislation to fund transportation projects across the country, fearing that any lapse in funding could disrupt existing projects and hurt local economies.

  • TOKYO/ SEATTLE, Jan 15- Japan Airlines Co Ltd said it temporarily grounded one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners at Tokyo's Narita International Airport on Tuesday after white smoke was spotted outside the plane and a battery cell appeared to be leaking. Boeing shares fell 0.6 percent to $139.87 on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • TOKYO, Jan 15- Japan Airlines Co Ltd said it temporarily grounded one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners on Tuesday after white smoke was spotted outside the plane as cockpit warning lights indicated potential problems with the main battery and charger, and a battery cell appeared to be leaking. Boeing shares fell 0.6 percent to $139.87 on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Smoke seen coming from Boeing 787 battery: Japan Air Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Boeing headquarters in Chicago.

    Japan Airlines said a maintenance crew at Narita Airport discovered smoke coming from the main battery of one of its Boeing 787 jets.

  • TOKYO, Jan 15- Japan Airlines said it temporarily grounded one of its 787 Dreamliners on Tuesday after white smoke was spotted outside the plane, warning lights in the cockpit indicated possible faults with the main battery and charger, and one battery cell appeared to be leaking.

  • JAPAN AIRLINES SAYS PLANE WAS DUE TO FLY TO BANGKOK, FAULT DISCOVERED ABOUT TWO HOURS MINS BEFORE DEPARTURE.

  • JAPAN AIRLINES SAYS DETECTED FAULT IN 787 MAIN BATTERY AND CHARGER, LIQUID SEEN COMING FROM POWER PACK.

  • JAPAN AIRLINES SAYS DETECTS SMOKE FROM BOEING 787 BATTERY PREFLIGHT AT TOKYO'S NARITA AIRPORT.

  • NEW DELHI/ SINGAPORE, Jan 14- India could ease restrictions that prevent its domestic airlines from flying on international services within a month, potentially benefitting start-ups set up by Singapore Airlines and Malaysia's AirAsia that aim to begin operations in 2014..

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- A federal judge on Monday approved a $135 million settlement between American Airlines Group Inc and Cantor Fitzgerald over business and property losses suffered by the financial services company in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, in which 658 of Cantor's employees were killed.

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