Transport http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23168/all en CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-US auto sales close out 2012 on positive note http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/corrected-update-3-us-auto-sales-close-out-2012-positive-note <p>(Removes reference to 2012 in paragraph 5, to make clear that entire paragraph refers to 2013 industry projections) * Industry on pace to turn in best year since 2007 * Toyota, Honda gained market share in 2012 * Toyota's U.S. December sales up 9 pct, GM up 5 pct * Economic uncertainty in 2013 may dampen sales By Bernie Woodall and Ben Klayman DETROIT, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/corrected-update-3-us-auto-sales-close-out-2012-positive-note" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive industry Bankruptcy Business Car classifications Chrysler Group LLC Company Affiliates Company Competitor Conference Call Ford Motor Co Ford Motor Company General Motors General Motors Co GM Honda Honda Motor Co Ltd. Hyundai Motor Company Late-2000s financial crisis Natural Disaster Nissan Motors Person Career Person Location Pickup truck Quotation Toyota Toyota Motor Corp Transport United States Volkswagen Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:30 +0000 5731097 at http://www.globalpost.com Ryanair passenger numbers up 2 pct in December http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/ryanair-passenger-numbers-2-pct-december <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>DUBLIN, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Ryanair said passenger<br /> numbers grew 2 percent in December year-on-year, as it carried<br /> 4.8 million passengers.</p> <p>Europe's largest low-cost airline also said on Monday its<br /> load factor - a measure of the proportion of seats sold - rose<br /> to 81 percent from 79 percent a year ago.</p> <p> </p> Airline Aviation CDATA European Low Fares Airline Association Low-cost airlines Passenger load factor Ryanair Transport Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:04 +0000 5731334 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-Ferrari start work on new F1 factory base http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/motor-racing-ferrari-start-work-new-f1-factory-base <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - Ferrari have begun work on a new factory building at their Maranello headquarters in Italy that will be home to their Formula One team.</p> <p>"The first excavations have indeed begun of the foundations of the building that will house the offices of the management, engineers and administrative staff along with the working areas of the team," Ferrari said on their website (<a href="http://www.ferrari.com" title="www.ferrari.com">www.ferrari.com</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/motor-racing-ferrari-start-work-new-f1-factory-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Motorsport Technology Transport Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:45:22 +0000 5731862 at http://www.globalpost.com VW, BMW favorites to gain market share in auto sector -survey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/vw-bmw-favorites-gain-market-share-auto-sector-survey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DETROIT, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG and BMW are the favorites to add market share in the global auto industry over the next five years, according to a survey of top automotive executives released on Wednesday.</p> <p>Toyota Motor Corp saw a big rebound in its standing, and while the combination of Hyundai Motor Co and its Kia Motors Corp affiliate still ranked fourth, the number of executives who felt they will gain market share declined, according to the survey conducted by advisory firm KPMG.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/vw-bmw-favorites-gain-market-share-auto-sector-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human Interest Hyundai Kia Automotive Group Publicly traded companies Transport Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 05:30:03 +0000 5731971 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 2-Boeing Dreamliner incidents raise concerns about jet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/wrapup-2-boeing-dreamliner-incidents-raise-concerns-about-jet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner jet on Tuesday suffered its second mishap in two days, with the same airline and at the same U.S. airport - the latest in a series of setbacks that have heightened safety concerns over the new aircraft. A fuel leak forced a 787 operated by Japan Airlines to cancel takeoff at Boston's Logan International Airport, a day after an electrical fire on another 787 after a JAL flight to Boston from Tokyo. Asian customers rallied behind the U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/wrapup-2-boeing-dreamliner-incidents-raise-concerns-about-jet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Star Alliance Transport Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:30:30 +0000 5731985 at http://www.globalpost.com Dubai economy bets on superjumbo air travel boom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/dubai-economy-bets-superjumbo-air-travel-boom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Opens world's first terminal purpose-built for A380</p> <p>* Facility cost over $3 billion</p> <p>* Raising passenger traffic key to Dubai's economic future</p> <p>* Aims to boost passenger numbers to 90 mln from 55 mln</p> <p>* But global economy, technology, competition are risks</p> <p>By Praveen Menon</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/dubai-economy-bets-superjumbo-air-travel-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Business Technology Transport United Arab Emirates Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:15:47 +0000 5732124 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 3-Boeing Dreamliner incidents raise safety concerns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/wrapup-3-boeing-dreamliner-incidents-raise-safety-concerns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alwyn Scott and James Topham NEW YORK/TOKYO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner jet suffered a third mishap in as many days on Wednesday, heightening safety concerns after a string of setbacks for the new aircraft. Japan's All Nippon Airways said it was forced to cancel a 787 Dreamliner flight scheduled to from fly from Yamaguchi prefecture in western Japan to Tokyo due to brake problems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/wrapup-3-boeing-dreamliner-incidents-raise-safety-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Star Alliance Transport Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:30:21 +0000 5732131 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Boeing top engineer says he's confident 787 is safe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-boeing-top-engineer-says-hes-confident-787-safe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alwyn Scott and Tim Hepher and Karen Jacobs</p> <p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - Boeing Co rolled out the Dreamliner's chief engineer to try to quell concerns about the new jet following three mishaps in as many days, including an electrical fire that caused severe damage to a plane.</p> <p>At a news conference on Wednesday, the engineer, Mike Sinnett, defended the 787, the world's first plastic plane, and said its problem rates are at about the same level as Boeing's successful 777 jet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-boeing-top-engineer-says-hes-confident-787-safe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association of Asia Pacific Airlines Aviation Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:25 +0000 5732424 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain reins in defence equipment costs and project delays http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/britain-reins-defence-equipment-costs-and-project-delays <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Britain's Defence Ministry has begun to improve the way it handles major procurement areas, but must still do more to keep costs and delays under control, parliament's spending watchdog said on Thursday.</p> <p>Lawmakers and state agencies have frequently criticised the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in recent years for letting costs and timelines on multi-million dollar programmes run out of control.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/britain-reins-defence-equipment-costs-and-project-delays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Business Transport United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:30:04 +0000 5732432 at http://www.globalpost.com Rolls-Royce Motors posts record sales for 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/rolls-royce-motors-posts-record-sales-2012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Rolls-Royce Motor Cars reported record car sales in 2012 as demand for its traditional luxury vehicles held up among wealthy Americans and Chinese, although its growth rate slowed down significantly from the previous two years.</p> <p>Rolls, owned by German carmaker BMW, said on Thursday that car sales rose 1 percent to 3,575 in 2012 from 3,538 cars a year earlier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/rolls-royce-motors-posts-record-sales-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Private transport Rolls-Royce Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:45:04 +0000 5732560 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Growth at Rolls-Royce Motors slows on China 'hesitation' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-growth-at-rolls-royce-motors-slows-china-hesitation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Rolls-Royce Motor Cars posted slower annual sales growth in 2012 as demand from wealthy Chinese customers eased, meaning the United States regained its position as the luxury carmaker's biggest market.</p> <p>Rolls, owned by German carmaker BMW, on Thursday said car sales rose 1 percent to a record 3,575 in 2012 from 3,538 cars a year earlier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-growth-at-rolls-royce-motors-slows-china-hesitation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:00:42 +0000 5732797 at http://www.globalpost.com From Italy with luxe: Maserati tempts US drivers with new sedan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/italy-luxe-maserati-tempts-us-drivers-new-sedan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jennifer Clark</p> <p>MILAN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - When rap legend Eminem took a Chrysler sedan for a crawl through dark Detroit streets in a landmark 2011 TV commercial, the car he drove was defiantly "Imported from Detroit."</p> <p>In 2013, with Chrysler back in the black, its Italian parent, Fiat SpA, is trumpeting another new car - one that rockets from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 5 seconds and is decidedly "Imported from Italy."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/italy-luxe-maserati-tempts-us-drivers-new-sedan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fiat Labor Law Private transport Technology Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:45:14 +0000 5732901 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Windscreen crack is latest Boeing Dreamliner mishap http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-windscreen-crack-latest-boeing-dreamliner-mishap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Flight from Tokyo landed safely at Matsuyama airport</p> <p>* No injuries reported</p> <p>* Cockpit window had spider web-like crack</p> <p>* Dreamliner due to launch ANA Tokyo-San Jose service later Friday</p> <p>* India "concerned" at 787 glitches - govt official</p> <p>By Kentaro Sugiyama and James Topham</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-windscreen-crack-latest-boeing-dreamliner-mishap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Star Alliance Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:15:16 +0000 5732992 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-U.S. officials to review Boeing's Dreamliner - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-us-officials-review-boeings-dreamliner-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - U.S. transportation officials will hold a press conference on Friday to discuss issues related to recent electrical problems on Boeing Co's new 787 Dreamliner, according to a person familiar with the matter.</p> <p>The source, who did not want to be identified because the information is not public, declined to provide further details.</p> <p>The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will announce a review into the jet's power system at the Friday press conference, according to Bloomberg News.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-us-officials-review-boeings-dreamliner-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Boeing Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:45:29 +0000 5732996 at http://www.globalpost.com ANA domestic 787 flight dicovered with engine oil leak http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/ana-domestic-787-flight-dicovered-engine-oil-leak <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOKYO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Oil was discovered leaking from the left engine of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight operated by All Nippon Airways on Friday, the airline said, adding to the number of recent incidents involving the aircraft.</p> <p>An ANA spokeswoman said the leak was found after the flight landed safely at Miyazaki airport in southern Japan shortly before 0600 GMT. The spokeswoman said the returning flight to Haneda airport close to Tokyo had been cancelled, and that the airline was investigating the leak.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/ana-domestic-787-flight-dicovered-engine-oil-leak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association of Asia Pacific Airlines Aviation Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:30:19 +0000 5733021 at http://www.globalpost.com