BERLIN— Pilots on Lufthansa's long-haul fleet have started a 15- hour walkout at the airline's main Frankfurt hub in a festering contract dispute. The Vereinigung Cockpit union called members out on strike from 8 a.m. Tuesday in its fourth limited several-hour walkout over recent weeks and the first since a new round of talks collapsed last week.» Read More
Thankfully the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic has been changed, "said Thomas Weber, head of Group research at Daimler and head of development at Mercedes-Benz. For years, so-called "autonomous vehicles" have been a futuristic dream pioneered by silicon valley companies like Google. Google tested one in 2012..
WASHINGTON, May 16- General Motors will pay a $35 million fine as part of the U.S. Transportation Department's investigation into the handling of faulty ignition switches in some of its vehicles, the automaker and department officials said on Friday.
GM TO PAY MAXIMUM $35 MLN FINE AS PART CHEVY COBALT INVESTIGATION- US TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS.
WASHINGTON, May 16- U.S. officials will make a' major announcement' on Friday as part of their investigation into General Motors' handling of recalled vehicles because of defective ignition switches, the Department of Transportation said in a statement.
The Defense Department has approved the international sale of drones with an operating system that works on other drones.
CARACAS, May 14- Italian airline Alitalia on Thursday confirmed that it is suspending service to Venezuela between the start of June and the end of October because of growing disputes over delays in repatriating revenue under the country's currency controls.
May 15- Last summer, Mark Wilson waited in a Rome airline terminal for a connecting flight to London on his way home to New York. By the time he arrived in London four hours late, the final New York- bound flight had departed. You can access the U.S. forms through the Department of Transportation's Aviation Consumer Protection Division.
Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia is facing felony hit-and-run charges after authorities say he left the scene of a freeway crash.
WASHINGTON, May 15- A U.S. Senate committee passed a six-year transportation bill on Thursday that would keep federal spending on highways and mass transit at current levels but does not tackle the looming shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund.
U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE SENDS SIX-YEAR TRANSPORTATION BILL TO FULL SENATE; BILL KEEPS FUNDING AT CURRENT LEVELS.
*Cancellations and China sales slide since MH370 lost. KUALA LUMPUR/ SINGAPORE, May 15- Malaysian Airlines said the "dramatic impact" of the vanishing of flight MH370 pushed the serial loss maker to its worst quarter in over two years, hit by a sharp drop in overall passenger traffic and a slump in sales in China.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 15- Malaysian Airlines on Thursday reported its biggest quarterly loss in over two years, hit by a sharp drop in passenger traffic after what it called the "dramatic impact" of the unexplained disappearance of flight MH370 in March.
The top nonstop destinations from the United States were Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, based on flight schedules. Travel by air "remains one of the best consumer bargains in America, given its superior speed and affordability," John Heimlich, chief economist at Airlines for America, said in a statement.
*Air Berlin examining business model. FRANKFURT, May 15- Air Berlin said it is looking at all options, including its business model, as it prepares to launch a fundamental restructuring aimed at restoring the loss-making airline to profitability.
The issue was discovered on Wednesday, the Joint Agency Coordination Center said, just two hours into the drone's first mission since returning to the search area in the Indian Ocean about 1,600 km northwest of the west Australian city of Perth.
*Q1 earnings due after Malaysia stock market closes. SINGAPORE, May 15- Malaysia Airlines is going through a "thorough review" of its business plan to ensure it can sustain operations in the longer term, the loss-making company said in a statement late on Wednesday.
CARACAS, May 14- Italian airline Alitalia has canceled service to Venezuela as of June 2 due to delays in repatriating revenue under the country's 11- year-old currency control system, two sources told Reuters on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, May 14- Despite several fiery mishaps involving fuel produced in North Dakota's Bakken energy patch, cargo from the region does not need special handling when it moves on the tracks, the leading voice for U.S. refiners said on Wednesday.
SINGAPORE, May 15- Malaysian Airlines will report first-quarter earnings later on Thursday that are set to provide confirmation of just how badly the already loss-making carrier's finances have been hit by the vanishing of flight MH370 on March 8.
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