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China’s might growing in space and at sea

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Military | A Congressional panel warned that China is speeding toward naval dominance of the western Pacific region and may possess the biggest fleet of modern nuclear…

Fasten your seat belts: Air travel takes off in the East

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | At the Dubai Airshow this week, Boeing and Airbus raked in more than 500 orders for their newest jets, including the Boeing 777X, totaling several hundred…

Why the DOJ approved the world's biggest airline

Why the DOJ approved the world's biggest airline

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | The federal government reached a pre-trial settlement this week with American Airlines and US Airways, bringing them one step closer to a December merger. The…

VW ends a groovy era

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | The “long, strange trip” is coming to an end for the Volkswagen bus. Brazil, the world’s last producer of the iconic van, will cease manufacturing…

Airline seats put the squeeze on passengers

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | To offset skyrocketing fuel prices, airlines are squeezing more people into each plane by trimming seats widths and adding rows.  While economy seating…

Government charts a new course on nautical maps

By Jesse Yow
Posted

Newsworthy | The government is sailing into uncharted waters, tossing out the paper nautical charts it has produced for mariners for more than 150 years. The National…

Support for in-air electronics taking off

Support for in-air electronics taking off

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | Travelers may be able to keep their e-readers, laptops, or smartphones on during takeoff and landing as early as 2014 if the Federal Aviation Administration…

Pilots lighten up with new technology

Pilots lighten up with new technology

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | To boost safety and cut costs, airlines are starting to replace the traditional pilot flight bag, chock full of heavy manuals, charts, and checklists, with…

Roadways replace runways for emergency landings

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | As more and more public-use airports close each year, U.S. pilots are left with fewer options for emergency landings. As a result, pilot John Pederson landed…

Deeper ports, wider horizons

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | East Coast ports are scrambling to prepare infrastructure and deepen channels to serve massive “New Panamax” size container ships that are about 250 feet…

‘Positive Train Control’ is a slow train coming

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | Rail companies are asking Congress for a five-year extension to a 2015 deadline to set up new accident-prevention technology, citing the expensive and…

Government may ground latest airline merger

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | American Airlines and US Airways announced in February their intended merger, which would create the world’s biggest airline. But the U.S. Department of…

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