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Virgin Galactic crash raises risk realities for space flyers

Virgin Galactic’s rocket rides have been about to happen for close to seven years, and the report of the US investigation into the destruction of the first of a fleet of five spacecraft intended to carry six passengers and two pilots to the edge of space tells us that there was a lethal design error [...]

Council Endorsement Outtakes Part 1

Seattle Transit Blog interviewed 18 of the 47 candidates running for Seattle City Council in the seven newly created council districts and two citywide seats before making our endorsements last week. The Board chose candidates who were...Show More Summary

MN: DTA Combats Food Desert With Grocery Store Route

July 27--Starting in September, residents of Duluth's Lincoln Park and Morgan Park neighborhoods may be able to board a specially designed bus that will take them directly to the West Duluth Super One to buy groceries. "One of the things...Show More Summary

How Airlines Can Benefit From Personalised Marketing — and How They Can Get Started Today

“When everyone is special, no one is” were the closing words for my recent article on TAM’s Ownboard initiative. It stayed with me as I increasingly mulled over why, when every other industry is focusing on making consumers feel special, the airline business struggles (or is unwilling) to do the same. Show More Summary

Opinion: The Airbus A380NEO is a Good Idea

Anywhere from five to ten years from now, the A380 is going to get even better – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter First things first; I am sick and tired of all the A380 hate. I get it; it’s not made by Boeing and doesn’t fit the U.S. major route network. Here’s the thing: [...] The post Opinion: The Airbus A380NEO is a Good Idea appeared first on AirlineReporter.com.

ENSCO Inc Announces Contract Win to Build Track Inspection Vehicle for Roy Hill Infrastructure Pty Ltd

ENSCO Australian subsidiary, ENSCO Rail Australia Pty Ltd, has won a prime contract to build a track inspection vehicle for Roy Hill Infrastructure Pty Ltd in Western Australia.

Virgin Australia cuts losses sharply in fourth quarter filing

In a curtain raiser to its full financial years result to 30 June Virgin Australia has this morning filed greatly improved fourth quarter results. Counting back, the Q4 filing shows that over the whole 12 months period Virgin Australia Holdings had an underlying loss before tax of $49 million, much lower than the analysts consensus [...]

Design rather than pilot error blamed for Virgin Galactic crash

The probable cause of the crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo sub-orbital joy flight craft last October lay with its design and not the pilot who prematurely unlocked a device intended to stabilise its re-entry from the edge of space according to the NTSB. The US safety investigator, delivering its first inquiry into a space tourism [...]

Daily News Brief, July 28, 2015

Governor Rauner Seeks Illiana Project Tax Breaks Florida Pike Interchanges Going Cashless Update on Tappan Zee AET Installation Bay Area Carpool Lanes Don't Meet Federal Performance Standards IL...

Seattle’s ST3 Input

If there’s any takeaway from Sound Transit’s Federal Way Link alignment decision, it’s that input from jurisdictions carry significant weight in those decisions. This is understandable both in theory (elected officials ought to be more...Show More Summary

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