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Etihad flight from Abu Dhabi to Sydney makes emergency landing

Saturday, 14 October 2017

An Etihad Airways flight travelling from Abu Dhabi to Sydney has made an emergency landing at Australia's Adelaide Airport after a warning indicator activated in the cockpit early on Saturday. Crew on board Etihad flight EY450 landed the plane at 5 am local time (1830 GMT) on a taxiway at Adelaide Airport, in the state of South Australia. The Boeing 777 passenger jet had 349 passengers aboard who were disembarked via emergency exits, according to local online news ...

Morocco prepares to test ‘fastest train in Africa’

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Engineers in Morocco are preparing to test Africa’s first high-speed railway this week with trains reaching 320 kilometers per hour, the country’s rail office said Monday.One train reached 275 kph (170 mph) on Monday along a stretch of track between the northern cities of Kenitra and Tangiers, the ONCF said.“This is already the fastest train on the African continent,” said French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who was in Morocco to sign a loan deal between the ONCF ...

Oman carrier looking to capitalize on Pakistan’s ‘corridor of opportunities’

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

A budget carrier from Oman is looking to capitalize on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a “corridor of opportunities” and a catalyst for future business and economic activity that could generate thousands of jobs across Pakistan. According to a Dawn news report, SalamAir, which launched in January 2017 with the objective to bridge the demand gap for quality and affordable flights on short-haul routes to and from Oman currently flies daily from Muscat to Dubai and Jeddah ...

Uber boss to meet London transport chief in bid to keep license

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Uber’s new global boss Dara Khosrowshahi will meet London’s transport regulator on Tuesday in the taxi hailing app’s bid to keep its license in one of its most important foreign markets. Transport for London (TfL), which runs and regulates the capital’s transport system, shocked Uber last month by deeming it unfit to run a taxi service and refusing to renew its license. TfL cited the firm’s approach to reporting serious criminal offences ...

FlyDubai, Royal Jordanian, MEA and EgyptAir to suspend Erbil flights

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Lebanon’s Middle East Airlines (MEA) will suspend flights to and from Erbil airport in northern Iraq from Friday, citing an Iraqi government decision to suspend international flights at the airport, MEA Chairman Mohammad al-Hout said by phone. "For now, we're stopping. The last flight is on the 29th, until they solve the issue," he told Reuters on Wednesday. Egypt’s flag carrier EgyptAir will suspend flights to and from Erbil airport in northern Iraq from Friday, two ...

Uber sorry over London ‘mistakes’, but still to appeal

Monday, 25 September 2017

The new CEO of Uber offered contrition for past mistakes on Monday, just days after London’s transport authority said it would scrap the company’s operating license. Dara Khosrowshahi issued a letter to London’s Evening Standard newspaper acknowledging that the company “has got things wrong along the way” as it expanded. He confirmed the company will appeal the London decision but will do so “with the knowledge that we must also change.” “We ...

GCC committee postpones work on Gulf railway until 2021

Sunday, 24 September 2017

The committee of the ministers of transport in the Gulf Cooperation Council decided to postpone working on the Gulf Railway Project from 2018 until 2020-2021. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE's Minister of Infrastructure Development, said the UAE is ready to fully implement the project. He noted that around 160 kilometers of the constructed railways which are currently in use can be used for the massive project, Al-Khaleej daily reported. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, the ...

UK lifts electronic ban on Egypt flights to London

Friday, 1 September 2017

British authorities have lifted a ban on carry-on electronic devices on planes arriving from Cairo airport, Egypt's Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Friday. The United States and Britain in March imposed restrictions banning electronic devices from being carried on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Authorities lifted the ban “after confirming that security procedures on Egypt's flights meet the ...

Tesla developing self-driving tech for semi-truck

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Tesla Inc is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, and is getting closer to testing a prototype, according to an email discussion of potential road tests between the car company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), seen by Reuters.Meanwhile, California officials are meeting with Tesla on Wednesday "to talk about Tesla's efforts with autonomous trucks," state DMV ...

Intel set to roll out 100 self-driving cars

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Silicon Valley giant Intel on Wednesday announced plans for a fleet of self-driving cars following its completion of the purchase of Israeli autonomous technology firm Mobileye. A day after closing the $15 billion deal to buy Mobileye, which specializes in driver-assistance systems, Intel said it will begin rolling out fully autonomous vehicles later this year for testing in Europe, Israel, and the US. The fleet will eventually have more than 100 vehicles, according to Intel. The testing in real ...

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