FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17 (Reuters) – Once the preserve
of science fiction, a one-man flying machine is now a viable,
cost-effective option for the police and military, according to
UK manufacturer Parajet International.
Paramotors – which require pilots to use a parachute-shaped
glider and a motor-driven propeller strapped to their back -
have been popular among amateur flying enthusiasts and
extreme-sport fanatics for several years.
FARNBOROUGH England (Reuters) – Ukraine’s national aircraft manufacturer is looking for new partners in Europe and Asia after ceasing to do business with Russia following months of political tensions.
State-owned Antonov has lost more than $100 million in business after Russia’s annexation of Crimea made co-operation between the two countries impossible, Dmytro Kiva, Antonov’s president and general designer, told Reuters at the Farnborough International Airshow on Monday.
FARNBOROUGH England (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) announced a revamp of its twin-aisle A330 passenger jet on Monday, offering a cheaper alternative to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner as the two planemakers vie for up to $250 billion in orders from cost-conscious airlines.
The European planemaker launched the A330neo to open Britain’s July 14-20 Farnborough Airshow with a deal for 25 planes from leasing company Air Lease Corp (AL.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).
LONDON (Reuters) – Laws preventing airlines from charging for food and baggage – the last obstacles standing in the way of significantly cheaper airfares in Russia – will be lifted soon, the country’s largest carrier Aeroflot (AFLT.MM: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) predicted on Sunday.
The Russian government has already revoked laws prohibiting the sale of non-refundable tickets and employment of foreign pilots since the state-carrier announced plans to launch low-cost airline Dobrolet last year, chief executive Vitaly Saveliev told Reuters in an interview ahead of this year’s Farnborough International Airshow (FIA).
LONDON (Reuters) – British bars and pubs are already counting the costs of England’s early World Cup exit, their expectations of a bumper summer dashed by the team’s failure to make it through the tournament’s first round.
England’s World Cup performance had been expected to add millions of pounds to the British economy as fans packed out watering holes for live match screenings and a wave of consumer goodwill swept the high street.
LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – Taxi drivers sowed traffic chaos in Europe’s top cities on Wednesday by mounting one of the biggest ever protests against Uber, a U.S. car service which allows people to summon rides at the touch of a button.
Drivers of hundreds of London’s black taxis snarled traffic in the streets around Trafalgar Square, hooting their horns as they passed Downing Street, the home of Prime Minister David Cameron, and the Houses of Parliament.
LONDON/PARIS, June 11 (Reuters) – Commuters in London,
Berlin, Paris and Madrid faced a day of traffic chaos on
Wednesday as taxi drivers mounted one of the biggest protests
against the threat of Uber, a U.S. car service which allows
people to summon rides at the touch of a button.
Paris taxi drivers slowed traffic on major arteries into the
city centre on the morning commute, while in London, up to
12,000 taxi drivers planned to tie up the streets around central
Trafalgar Square, just a stone’s throw from Prime Minister David
Cameron’s official residence, from 2 p.m. (1300 GMT).
LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – Commuters faced a day of traffic chaos in London, Berlin, Paris and Madrid on Wednesday as taxi drivers mounted one of the biggest protests against Uber, a U.S. car service which allows people to summon rides at the touch of a button.
Paris commuters faced gridlock getting into the city on Wednesday morning when taxis slowed traffic on major arteries into the center. In London, up to 12,000 taxi drivers plan to tie up the streets around Trafalgar Square, just a stone’s throw from Prime Minister David Cameron’s official residence, from 2 p.m. (1300 GMT).