News tagged with air transportation

US, university test cars that can communicate

In a few weeks, about 2,800 cars, trucks and buses will start talking to each other on the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, in a giant experiment that government officials are hoping will lead to safer roads.

dateAug 21, 2012 in Engineering
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Amadeus quarterly profit soars 30 percent

Spain's Amadeus, the world's biggest processor of travel bookings, on Friday announced second-quarter net profits of 164.6 million euros ($200.9 million), up 30.3 percent on the same period last year.

dateAug 03, 2012 in Business
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Dutch 'flying car' takes to the skies

Is it a flying car or a driving aircraft? Either way, the Personal Air and Land Vehicle, or PAL-V for short, has just proved it can handle the skies as well as the highway, both at up to 180 kilometres (112 ...

dateApr 03, 2012 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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EU to keep carbon tax on airlines

The European Union will maintain its carbon tax imposed on airlines operating in its airspace, the Danish climate minister said, despite retaliatory trade measures by China.

dateMar 09, 2012 in Environment
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Air France to power planes with cooking oil

In a giant nod to the growing recycled fuel industry, Air France-KLM has announced that it will start flying planes in September using a blend of kerosene and used cooking oil. More than 200 flights between Paris and Amsterdam ...

dateJul 04, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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