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Wright Spirit

The sky’s no longer the limit for zero-emission vehicles

EVs are no longer earthbound, as COP26 has just found out. BV’s Richard Thomas reports on the emergence of the electric passenger plane… US-BASED sustainable...
Orbital Assembly Corporation - Voyager Class Space Station

Out of this world: Space tourism touchpaper is lit

By HAL WILLIAMS A BV REPORT on space tourism seemed like a glimpse of a more distant future when it was published in Summer, 2018,...
Archer Aviation air taxi

Blade Runner, move over: flying taxis are on the way

A UNITED States airline is buying flying electric taxis to ferry passengers to airports — a futuristic plan that it hopes to implement within...
airbnb mobile app, bedroom, accommodation

Investors give a huge $100m vote of confidence in Airbnb flotation

IN THE biggest US listing of 2020, Airbnb’s first day of public trading has secured a valuation of more than $100bn, with more than...
British Airways

BA chief ejected as airline navigates Covid turbulence

AILING British Airways has announced a decision to remove Alex Cruz from his position as chief executive. His place will be taken by Aer Lingus...
Thomas Cook shop

Firm that snapped-up troubled Thomas Cook is facing job cuts

THE COMPANY that bought-up 2,000 defunct Thomas Cook shops last October has warned that almost 900 of its staff may lose their jobs. Hays Travel...
Skyscrapers with aircraft in sky

Job-swap hope for airline workers — but misery for EasyJet staff

By Hal Williams IN A WEEK where EasyJet announced plans to cut up to 30 percent of its employees to save costs, home healthcare company...
CPK Concept

Britain and Poland sign deal to develop ambitious travel hub

THE UK and Poland have signed an agreement to co-operate on the development of an international airport and railway interchange. The decision to press on...
British Airways

Quarter of BA jobs going: 12,000 staff members face the axe

BRITISH Airways says it will be forced to make up to 12,000 staff redundant because of the global collapse of air travel. CEO Alex Cruz...
Oil tanker at sea, platform in background

Oil price hits negative territory, Virgin ailing, firms need wage aid

CORONAVIRUS infections are dropping in many countries, but corporate and financial impacts are increasingly being felt. Virgin Australia is going into administration, the US oil...