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  • A ministry statement Monday says it carried out the necessary checks and sent a detailed report to Germany indicating the model "meets the existing regulations" on emissions testing. Italian Transport Minister Graziano Delrio says "we have nothing to hide" and "you don't give orders to a sovereign country like Italy." Italy says its test results were given to...

  • BERLIN— German public broadcaster ZDF reports that trucking companies in Europe may be using electronic equipment to commit large-scale emissions fraud. Tests commissioned by ZDF and freight industry organization Camion Pro found that one in five diesel trucks operated by Eastern European firms had suspicious emission levels. Experts at the University...

  • KADUNA, Nigeria Jan 16- A new terminal at northern Nigeria's Kaduna airport is still under construction with cables hanging from ceilings less than two months before it is due to become an aviation hub when the capital's airport closes temporarily for runway repairs. Nigeria plans to shut Abuja airport for six weeks from March 8 to repair its runway and divert...

  • DUBAI, Jan 16- Emirates is opening up its lounges at its Dubai hub to lower-tier frequent flyer members in what is the latest move by the world's largest long-haul airline to look for new ways to boost revenues. In an email sent out to Skywards frequent flier members, seen by Reuters, passengers with Blue-tier status, the lowest of four membership categories, can pay...

  • MUNICH, Jan 16- Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group's chief executive said on Monday. Airbus last year formed a division called Urban Air Mobility that is exploring concepts such as a vehicle to transport individuals or a helicopter-style...

  • DUBAI, Jan 16- Emirates is opening up its lounges at its Dubai hub to lower-tier frequent flyer members in what is the latest move by the world's largest long-haul airline to look for new ways to boost revenues. In an email sent out to Skywards frequent flier members, seen by Reuters, passengers with Blue-tier status, the lowest of four membership categories, can pay...

  • BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan— A Turkish cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, destroying half of a village and killing at least 37 people in the plane and on the ground, the Emergency Situations Ministry said. The Boeing 747 crashed at 7:40 a.m. local time while approaching Manas airport, south of the capital,...

  • Rescue teams are seen at the crash site of Turkish cargo jet near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport .

    A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 30 people.

  • Rocket launch a victory for SpaceX: Analyst

    The successful launch reinstilled confidence in the company, says David Kretzmann at the Motley Fool.

  • TORONTO, Jan 14- Privately held Canadian carrier Porter Airlines said flights had resumed after a system outage grounded its fleet earlier on Saturday. The airline, which operates short-haul flights out of Toronto's city airport using a fleet of turboprop aircraft, said the unidentified outage affected about 400 passengers and five flights were cancelled,...

  • LUCKNOW, India— The international airport in the northern Indian city of Lucknow was shut down Saturday due to a radar problem that officials said could take up to two days to fix. The airport was shut at around 4 p.m., and all flights to and from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state, were canceled, leaving hundreds of stranded passengers seething.

  • WORCESTER, Mass.— An ambulance company that operates in Massachusetts says it'll pay nearly $13 million to settle claims it fraudulently billed Medicare. The Springfield Republican newspaper says the claims were brought against MedStar Ambulance of Massachusetts by an ex-employee. A complaint filed in U.S. District Court says Dale Meehan worked as a...

  • WASHINGTON— The Justice Department, which started investigating alleged collusion between the nation's major airlines in mid-2015, will not bring an antitrust case against the carriers before the Obama administration leaves office at the end of next week, according to a person familiar with the situation. The civil investigation has not been closed,...

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— President Barack Obama's administration scaled back new safety measures for the sprawling network of fuel pipelines that crisscross the United States on Friday, following oil industry complaints that proposed changes would cost companies billions of dollars. Documents show the pipeline repair criteria was altered to give companies more...

  • ROME— Alitalia and Air Malta have called off talks aimed at making Alitalia a 49 percent shareholder in Malta's national carrier. Air Malta lost 4.2 million euros at the end of the last financial year, down from a 16.9 million-euro loss the previous year. Its current debt totals 66 million euros.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- BlackRock Inc CEO Larry Fink seems optimistic about the potential for a $1 trillion infrastructure plan under the new administration of U.S. "Within the U.S. alone, markets are anticipating up to $1 trillion of domestic infrastructure investments over the next few years," he said on a call discussing the company's 2016 earnings with analysts on...

  • The FAA has been working on new contingency plans since a fire at control facility in the Chicago area in 2014 led to widespread flight cancellations and delays for more than two weeks, according to a report by the Department of Transportation's inspector general. The FAA has yet to develop new plans for lower-altitude flights and planes in the immediate...

  • LAS VEGAS— There's a new thrill on the streets of downtown Las Vegas, where high- and low-rollers alike are climbing aboard what officials call the first driverless electric shuttle operating on a public U.S. street. The oval-shaped shuttle began running Tuesday as part of a 10- day pilot program, carrying up to 12 passengers for free along a short stretch of the...

  • WASHINGTON— Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that may be partially explained by more Americans on the roads due to the economic recovery, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates released Friday. The sharp increase comes as drivers are putting more...

  • New Istanbul airport will be world's busiest

    The New Istanbul Airport will overtake Atlanta to become the world's busiest when it opens next year.

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