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Jul 17, 2014

UK firm touts one-man flying machine for police and military

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.

Jul 14, 2014

Ukrainian planemaker seeks partners, says business with Russia impossible

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.

Jul 14, 2014

Airbus revamps A330 jet in long-haul battle with Boeing

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).

Jul 13, 2014

Aeroflot sees obstacles to low-cost Russian air travel lifted soon

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).

Jun 24, 2014

England’s early World Cup exit dashes UK pubs’ bumper summer hopes

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.

Jun 11, 2014

Taxi drivers sow traffic chaos in Europe in battle with Uber car service

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.

Jun 11, 2014

Taxi drivers in Europe go head-to-head with car-hire app Uber

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).

Jun 11, 2014

Taxi protests against Silicon Valley ride-app Uber threaten European gridlock

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).

Jun 6, 2014
Jun 6, 2014