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  • TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES SEVERAL STEPS TO IMPROVE OIL TRAIN SAFETY.

  • WASHINGTON— An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve the safety were announced Friday by the Department of Transportation. There have been a series of fiery oil train explosions in the U.S. and Canada in recent years, including one just...

  • Early Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:57 AM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 02 or percent, to $45.01. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 02 or percent, to $42.27. United Continental Holdings Inc. fell$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $62.13.

  • JOHANNESBURG, April 17- Buying the catering unit of cash-strapped state airline South African Airways could work for Bidvest Group, its chief executive said on Friday. "We have not looked at the asset but it could make sense for us," Brian Joffe, Bidvest's chief executive officer, told Reuters, referring to Air Chefs. The labor and communist alliance partners in the...

  • LONDON, April 17- Rolls-Royce has won a $9.2 billion deal to supply engines for 50 A380 aircraft for Dubai's Emirates airline, the largest order in its history and giving it a boost after a torrid year of profit warnings. It is the first time the Gulf carrier has ordered Rolls-Royce engines for its superjumbo fleet, the rest of which is powered by Engine Alliance, a...

  • LONDON, April 17- Emirates president Tim Clark said on Friday the airline is still waiting for a decision from Airbus over whether the planemaker will proceed with a revamp of the A380 superjumbo. Emirates, which is the leading buyer of the existing A380 jet with 140 orders, has said it would look at placing an order for up to 200 of the so-called A380neo jets should...

  • ISTANBUL— Turkish Airlines' CEO says that pilots may not be as prone to destructive behavior like that of the Germanwings pilot believed to have intentionally crashed a flight last month— if only they get married. At an event Thursday, Temel Kotil told new Turkish Airlines pilots that the March 24 crash in the French Alps showed that piloting is critical.

  • LONDON, April 17- Rolls-Royce said it had won a $9.2 billion order to supply engines for 50 A380 aircraft for Dubai's Emirates airline, providing a boost for the British company after a torrid year of profit warnings. It is the first time the Gulf carrier has ordered Rolls-Royce engines for its superjumbo fleet, the rest of which is powered by Engine Alliance, a...

  • LONDON— The president of Emirates airline pledged Friday to combat suggestions that the company received subsidies from the United Arab Emirates, even as his ever-expanding airline placed a whopping $9.2 billion order to buy Rolls-Royce engines. Tim Clark told The Associated Press that the allegations leveled by U.S. carriers United, Delta and American...

  • LONDON, April 17- Rolls-Royce said it had won a $9.2 billion order to supply engines for 50 A380 aircraft for Dubai's Emirates airline, providing a boost for the British company after a torrid year of profit warnings. It is the first time the Gulf carrier has ordered Rolls-Royce engines for its superjumbo fleet, the rest of which is powered by Engine Alliance, a...

  • NEW YORK— To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes a reality. The head of Germany's air traffic control agency on Wednesday became the latest to raise such a prospect.

  • CHICAGO— A passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Manchester, New Hampshire was removed after allegedly poking a snoring passenger with a pen. Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King said in a statement the man was not injured in the incident. He was able to continue on the flight to New Hampshire, which was scheduled to leave Chicago's Midway...

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 79 or 1.8 percent, to $44.99. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 13 or. 7 percent, to $19.56. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 38 or. 9 percent, to $42.25.

  • Congressman admits relationship with airline lobbyist Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:01 PM ET

    Bill Shuster, R- Pa., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said Shelley Rubino, a vice president for global government affairs at Airlines for America, a trade association for major U.S. airlines, doesn't lobby him or his staff. Shuster represents the same congressional district that was represented by his father, Bud Shuster, who...

  • Ultrapetrol reports 4Q loss Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:09 PM ET

    NASSAU, Bahamas _ Ultrapetrol Ltd. on Thursday reported a loss of $35.7 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Nassau, Bahamas- based company said it had a loss of 25 cents. For the year, the company reported a loss of $52.3 million, or 37 cents per share, swinging to a loss in the period.

  • BERLIN, April 16- Airlines are packing ever more seats into economy class to protect profit margins from falling ticket prices, prompting concerns over health and safety from travellers and crew. "If you're a dog, you have very specific rules, but if you're a human being there are no specific rules as to what is humane," Charlie Leocha, the head of consumer group...

  • TORONTO, April 16- Canadian National Railway Co, hit by a recent string of derailments, will spend C $500 million to upgrade its feeder network in Western Canada to improve safety and boost capacity, the railway said on Thursday. The new multiyear program allocates about C $100 million for branch lines in northern Alberta in 2015. CN plans capital spending of C...

  • Midday Glance: Airlines companies Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 1:28 PM ET

    Delta Air rose$. 54 or 1.2 percent, to $44.74. JetBlue Airways Corp. rose$. 06 or. 3 percent, to $19.49. Southwest Airlines Co. rose$. 38 or. 9 percent, to $42.25.

  • Labor unrest disrupts transport services in Portugal Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:49 AM ET

    LISBON, Portugal— Pilots at Portugal's national airline have announced a 10- day walkout next month amid a spate of strikes by labor groups resisting government efforts to reform the transport sector and cut state company debts. Around half of Portuguese train services were cancelled Thursday as workers with national rail company Comboios de Portugal...

  • Korea mourns ferry accident victims one year later Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    People pay a tribute at a group memorial altar for the victims of the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol at a remembrance hall in Ansan on April 16, 2015.

    South Korean parents mourning victims of last year's Sewol ferry disaster cried out their names at the spot where the ship went down.

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