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  • Japan introduces enormous humanoid robot to maintain train linesThe 12-metre high machine has coke bottle eyes and a crude Wall-E-like head, as well as large arms that can be fitted with blades or paint brushesIt resembles an enormous, malevolent robot from 1980s sci-fi but West Japan Railway's new humanoid employee was designed with nothing more sinister than a spot of painting and gardening in mind.Starting this month, the large machine with enormous arms, a crude, disproportionately small Wall-E-like head and coke-bottle eyes mounted on a truck which can drive on rails will be put to use for maintenance work on the company's network.

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  • Boeing acquires Spirit AeroSystems for $4.7 Billion to boost aircraft safetyAerospace company, Boeing, has announced an agreement to reacquire Spirit AeroSystems in an all-stock transaction equity value of $4.7 billion, or $37.25 per share. The total transaction value is approximately $8.3 billion, including Spirit's last reported net debt. Spirit AeroSystems was originally part of Boeing until 2005, Boeing sold its Wichita, Kansas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma facilities to the Onex Corporation who then established the independent aerostructure supplier.   Boeing believe this deal will support supply chain stability and their critical manufacturing workforce, prov...

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  • Rail Europe Welcomes Robert From as Chief Growth OfficerRail Europe, the reference brand for European train booking, is excited to announce the appointment of Robert From as Chief Growth Officer. In this executive role, Robert will oversee the B2C business, including customer acquisition, growth, retention, ancillaries, and monetisation. His arrival comes at a pivotal time as Rail Europe is set to launch a new booking experience for its B2C customers on both the website and app by beginning of 2025.

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