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  • Electric bus batteries to store solar energy in Swedish project Volvo is backing a research project for what is claimed to be Europe’s first energy warehouse using electric bus batteries from its demonstration electric bus route 55 in Gothenburg, Sweden, The project involves Volvo Buses, Göteborg Energi, Riksbyggen and Johanneberg Science Park working together to examine electricity storage in apartment blocks that have their own electricity production via solar panels.

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  • Report: Heathrow expansion should be scrapped on noise concernsAir traffic should not be allowed to increase at London's Heathrow and City airports and plans for the addition of a third runway at the UK's biggest hub should be scrapped, according to a new report on aircraft noise by politicians elected to represent London's residents.
  • Flybe reassures market on future of Virgin-led takeoverUK regional operator Flybe is seeking to reassure the market about the future of its proposed takeover by a Virgin-led consortium, amid reports that one of its biggest shareholders has threatened to take legal action to stop the transaction from going ahead.
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  • American's 2018 net income up 9.4% on network improvementsAmerican Airlines is confident that big-picture initiatives it has put in place ”including a focus on leveraging its Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) hub, more tailwinds from cabin segmentation and cost reductions ”have the carrier poised to rebound from what CEO Doug Parker acknowledges was a challenging [2018] financially.

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  • Fair competition in #Bus and #Coach marketMore choice for consumers, more competition, better control of market abuse: the EPP Group has ensured that passengers and carriers offering national inter-urban routes will benefit from the further liberalization of the European bus and coach markets. The European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee adopted its position on 22 January.

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