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Saahas Kohli, Stacey Patrick
| November 21st, 2019  3:33 PM
Where parents feel like chauffeurs, companies step in
NEW YORK (AP) — When Deb Fink heard about a company that could drive her 9-year-old son to his after-school program, she balked at the idea of putting him in a car with a stranger. But faced with the unrelenting pressure of driving him where he needed to go in the middle of her workday, she decided to give it a try. Now she is sold, and…
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Canadian Pacific to buy Central Maine and Quebec Railway
November 21st, 2019  1:34 PM

A railroad that includes a segment in Canada where a fiery oil train derailment claimed 47 lives will soon have a new owner

British Airways says flights disrupted by ‘technical issue’
British Airways says flights disrupted by ‘technical issue’
November 21st, 2019  6:02 AM

British Airways says flights are being disrupted by a “technical issue.”

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Whistleblower raises safety alarm about air traffic control
November 20th, 2019  8:24 PM

A whistleblower says managers at an air traffic control center in Florida increased risk of a mid-air collision by changing procedures for handing off planes

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Road-safety regulator rapped over regulating autonomous cars
November 20th, 2019  6:36 PM

A safety board and senators are criticizing the federal highway regulator for its oversight of tests involving autonomous vehicles

Safety agency says distracted driver caused fatal Uber crash
Safety agency says distracted driver caused fatal Uber crash
November 19th, 2019  11:51 PM

The National Transportation Safety Board condemned a lack of state and federal regulation of autonomous vehicle testing before finding that a distracted human safety driver was the main cause of a 2018 crash in Arizona involving an Uber test vehicle

Safety board favors redesign of engine part on Boeing 737s
Safety board favors redesign of engine part on Boeing 737s
November 19th, 2019  6:31 PM

Federal safety board says Boeing should redesign part of the casing on some jet engines to prevent accidents like one that killed a passenger last year

Congress wants review of Keystone pipeline in wake of spill
Congress wants review of Keystone pipeline in wake of spill
November 19th, 2019  4:10 PM

Some U.S. House Democrats want a review of the Keystone pipeline and the federal agency that regulates it

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Official: Safety lacking before Uber self-driving car crash
November 19th, 2019  3:01 PM

The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says Uber had an ineffective safety culture when one of its autonomous test vehicles ran down and killed a female pedestrian last year in Tempe, Arizona

Stanley A. Deal, Alma Aliguzhinova, Anthony Regan
Boeing’s grounded 737 Max scores 2nd order at Dubai Airshow
November 19th, 2019  11:28 AM

Boeing’s 737 Max jet gets another boost at Dubai Airshow from Kazakhstan’s newly-launched budget carrier

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Safety board considers cause of jet’s fatal engine blow-out
November 19th, 2019  9:53 AM

A federal safety board is expected to consider the cause of a deadly engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight last year

‘Wall of water’: Lawsuits detail deadly Navy collision
‘Wall of water’: Lawsuits detail deadly Navy collision
November 18th, 2019  8:40 PM

A new lawsuit details a desperate scramble for safety as water rushed in when a container ship collided with a U.S. Navy destroyer off Japan’s coast two years ago, killing seven sailors

US group says 803 unbelted rear-seat passengers died in 2018
US group says 803 unbelted rear-seat passengers died in 2018
November 18th, 2019  12:28 PM

A highway safety group says over 800 rear-seat passengers who weren’t wearing seat belts died last year in U.S. traffic crashes, showing that states aren’t making enough progress in getting people to buckle up

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Land affected by Keystone pipeline leak bigger than thought
November 18th, 2019  12:21 PM

An oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in North Dakota has affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported

Stanley A. Deal, Ted Colbert
Airbus nails $30B in new plane orders at Dubai Airshow
November 18th, 2019  10:56 AM

Airbus nails down $30 billion in new plane orders on 2nd day of Dubai Airshow after previous rounds saw Boeing take lion’s share of deals

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Turkey’s SunExpress airline announces order for 10 of 737 Max jets grounded globally after crashes worth $1.2 billion
November 18th, 2019  6:44 AM

Turkey’s SunExpress airline announces order for 10 of 737 Max jets grounded globally after crashes worth $1.2 billion

Emirates announces order for 50 Airbus A350s worth $16B
Emirates announces order for 50 Airbus A350s worth $16B
November 18th, 2019  6:35 AM

Dubai’s Emirates to buy 20 more wide-body Airbus A350s, bringing total order to 50 planes in a deal worth $16 billion

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The Latest: Air Arabia buying 120 new Airbus planes
November 18th, 2019  6:23 AM

The Latest: Emirati budget carrier Air Arabia announces purchase of 120 new Airbus planes in deal worth $14 billion

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Dubai Airshow opens as big Gulf airlines slow down purchases
November 17th, 2019  11:23 AM

Dubai Airshow opens as major Gulf airlines rein back big-ticket purchases amid strains on the industry

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2 jets collide after landing in Frankfurt, no one injured
November 17th, 2019  5:28 AM

Authorities say a collision between two passenger jets on the tarmac at Frankfurt Airport has caused damage but left no one injured

Boeing says it has to ‘re-earn’ public’s trust after crashes
Boeing says it has to ‘re-earn’ public’s trust after crashes
November 16th, 2019  7:31 AM

Top Boeing executive says company knows it has to re-earn the public’s trust as it works to get grounded 737 Max jets flying after deadly crashes

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Boeing settles several more lawsuits over Max plane crashes
November 15th, 2019  7:00 PM

Boeing is settling a few more of the lawsuits filed by families of passengers who died in two crashes involving the company’s 737 Max jet

United delays planned return of grounded Boeing 737 Max
United delays planned return of grounded Boeing 737 Max
November 15th, 2019  12:59 PM

United Airlines is pulling the Boeing 737 Max from its schedule until March 4, 2 months longer than before

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German parliament approves carbon pricing, air ticket hike
November 15th, 2019  6:08 AM

Germany’s parliament has approved a bill to introduce a price for carbon emissions in the transport and heating sectors as part of a broader package of measures designed to tackle climate change

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Workers strike at South Africa’s state-owned airline
November 15th, 2019  3:18 AM

Strike begins at South Africa’s state-owned airline as workers fear nearly 1,000 job cuts

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