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Road chiefs ignore Ł100m for clean air [Subscription]

Ministers have been accused of dragging their feet over pollution near main roads after spending hardly any of Ł100 million set aside to tackle it.

The Ł200m deal to buy new trains in Wales

The funding from L&G will fund 60 new tram-trains and trimode trains

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  • Rail 872: The North needs rail investmentOne of the few (only?) good ideas from George Osborne when he was Chancellor was the concept of a Northern Powerhouse. Gone would be the inadequate connections between the various towns and cities of the north and instead of the ghastly Pacer trains and snail pace services, there would be HS3, linking Leeds and Manchester, but also possibly Liverpool, Hull, Newcastle and any other place that seemed politically expedient.

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  • US lawmakers urge DOT to probe pilot training, cockpit automationUS lawmakers, determined to leave no stone unturned as they push for answers in the aftermath of two Boeing 737 MAX crashes in five months, have asked the US Department of Transportation (DOT) auditor to investigate pilot training, with emphasis on cockpit automation and international standards. read more
  • FAA asked to temporarily suspend Boeing from rulemaking committeeUS Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York) is urging the FAA to temporarily suspend Boeing from a rulemaking advisory committee, describing the manufacturer’s inclusion on the panel as a “potential conflict of interest” amid continuing investigations into the 737 MAX. read more
  • Airbus to extend Skywise to aircraft cabin equipmentAirbus is working with industry stakeholders to create a data-producing aircraft cabin—covering smart galleys, lavatories, overhead bins and seats—with the aim of adding the data to its predictive maintenance and analytics platform Skywise. read more
  • AIX Hamburg 2019: Recaro unveils its lightest seat Aircraft seat manufacturer Recaro has launched its lightest-weight economy seat at the 2019 Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg, shaving 1kg (2.2 lbs.) off its predecessor, along with an economy sleeper-seat option. read more
  • Atlantic Airways CEO targets all-A320neo fleet Faroese national carrier Atlantic Airways is working to become an all-Airbus A320neo operator and is targeting flights to New York by year-end. read more
  • AIX Hamburg 2019: Millennials will eventually eye luxury over cost Airlines increasingly talk about personalizing individual passengers’ journeys being the way to draw in more traffic, by making a flight an “experience.” read more

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