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Tim Hepher

EU targets airlines in major climate policy shakeup

Jul 14 2021

BRUSSELS Airlines may lose a tax break on jet fuel that has drawn fire from environmentalists, while having to use more non-petroleum alternatives and pay a bigger emissions bill, under major proposals to make Europe the "first climate-neutral continent".

Exclusive: Universal Hydrogen in zero-carbon plane deals with Icelandair, others

Jul 13 2021

PARIS Universal Hydrogen, a U.S. firm that aims to do for clean fuel what Nespresso did for coffee, is poised to announce preliminary hydrogen deals with airlines including Icelandair as it looks at a possible listing as early as next year.

Airbus shares climb after 52% jump in jet deliveries

Jul 09 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -Airbus shares rose sharply on Friday after the planemaker confirmed a surge of deliveries in June, bringing the total number of aircraft handed over in the first half of the year to 297.

Swiss pick U.S. F-35 jet and Patriot missiles for defence needs

Jun 30 2021

ZURICH (Reuters) -Switzerland has chosen Lockheed Martin's F-35A Lightning II as its next-generation fighter jet, the government said on Wednesday, angering opponents who have pledged a new referendum to overturn what they dubbed an unnecessary "Ferrari" option.

United Airlines closes in on $30 billion post-pandemic jet order

Jun 28 2021

United Airlines was putting the finishing touches on Monday to an airplane order potentially worth $30 billion at list values for up to 270 narrowbody jets in a bid to secure a pandemic recovery at favorable prices, industry sources said. | Video

Airlines urged to tighten Airbus A320 checks after COVID storage

Jun 23 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -Regulators have called for more rigorous checks when pulling some Airbus jets out of pandemic storage, following flawed cockpit readings that can suggest blocked sensors.

Airlines urged to tighten Airbus A320 checks after COVID storage

Jun 23 2021

PARIS, June 23 Regulators have called for more rigorous checks when pulling some Airbus jets out of pandemic storage, following flawed cockpit readings that can suggest blocked sensors.

After EU, Britain and U.S. reach truce in aircraft trade dispute

Jun 17 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain and the United States agreed on Thursday to resolve a long-running trade dispute over aid for planemakers Airbus and Boeing and focus on tackling Chinese subsidies, echoing a five-year tariff truce announced by Washington and Brussels.

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'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.