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Industrial giant Siemens has confirmed its commitment to building a factory in Goole, east Yorkshire, despite jitters in the manufacturing sector over Brexit.

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  • Public meeting for bus passengers to be heldBUS passengers are being invited to flag up concerns about local services at a public meeting in Otley. MP Alex Sobel (Lab, Leeds North West) has organised the Thursday, April 4 event as a follow-up to a meeting that was held in Headingley in February. Like the earlier event, the Otley meeting will be attended by representatives from bus company First.

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  • LNER trains for East Coast Main Line given approval to enter passenger servicesNew LNER rolling stock for the East Coast Main Line (ECML) has received approval for its Class 800 Azuma trains to enter passenger service. The ORR has authorised the operation of the Class 800/1 nine-car trainsets and the Class 800/2 five-car bi-mode units, which were originally due to enter...
  • Rail minister gives boost to Hull-Manchester Airport direct rail linkRail minister Andrew Jones has pledged to look at the options for a direct train service from Hull to Manchester Airport. Jones told MPs and business leaders that he would take a strategic look into a direct service, and into a rail link between northern Lincolnshire and London. Hull North MP...
  • Mace and Dragados sign £1.3bn HS2 contract to construct Euston stationMace and Dragados has signed a £1.3bn contract with HS2 over the construction of Euston station, ending speculation of a legal challenge from rival bidders who lost out on the contract. The announcement comes just over a month after HS2 revealed the construction teams that had won the...

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  • French airlines: Government plans to improve competitiveness not enoughGovernment proposals to improve competitiveness in the French air transport sector do not go far enough, the FNAM industry body representing French airlines said March 11. read more
  • European airline CEOs anticipate more airline failuresThe CEOs of some of Europe’s largest airlines—easyJet, International Airlines Group (IAG), KLM, Lufthansa and Ryanair—are all anticipating further airline failures, despite reasonably positive market conditions. read more
  • Lufthansa Aviation Training sees strong FFS demand Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) continues to see strong demand for full-flight simulator (FFS)-based pilot training, even though the industry is in its ninth consecutive year of growth. read more
  • Some MAX 8s grounded as Ethiopian crash investigation continuesConcern that two crashes involving new Boeing 737 MAX 8s in less than five months may be linked has led operators and regulators to ground about a third of the in-service fleet while investigators work to either connect the two accidents or calm fears. read more
  • Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 crash probe eyes Lion Air tiesThe crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 near Addis Ababa March 10 has triggered voluntary groundings of in-service MAX-family aircraft even as investigators only begin their work, as concerns over possible links to last October 2018’s Lion Air MAX 8 crash mount, despite evidence of any clear links between the two crashes. read more
  • White House asks for $17.1 billion to fund FAA in FY2020The Trump administration is requesting $17.1 billion to fund the FAA in FY2020, down from the roughly $17.5 billion appropriated for the agency in 2019, according to the White House’s budget request released March 11. read more

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  • MP opposes airport expansion in response to public consultationChelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands has published his response to Heathrow's consultation on Airspace and Future Operations which closed on 4 March.
  • London City Airport has a bright new look! Things are getting a whole lot brighter in London's docklands today as the small but perfectly formed London City Airport unveiled a bright and bold new brand identity which its hopes will reflect a more dynamic, vibrant and contemporary look which is synonymous with the modern London it serves.

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