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Passengers stranded after Zoom planes grounded

Passengers stranded after Zoom planes grounded

August 28, 2008 · , ,

Hundreds of Zoom Airline passengers were stranded Thursday in Canada and the UK after the cash-strapped Canadian airline suddenly canceled all of its flights after creditors took action to get money owed them. Zoom said the economic downturn and the unprecedented rise in the price of aviation fuel made it impossible for the privately owned [...]

American launches in-flight Internet on 3 routes

American launches in-flight Internet on 3 routes

August 20, 2008 · , ,

American Airlines expanded the availability of in-flight Internet access Wednesday, launching airborne e-mail, Web and other online services on some of its longer, nonstop flights. The move could create a new stream of revenue as the aviation industry faces high fuel prices and other challenges, but it also could create new headaches as passengers retrieve [...]

New space race heats up with unveiling of aircraft

New space race heats up with unveiling of aircraft

July 28, 2008 ·

Aerospace engineers have been holed up in a Mojave Desert hangar for four years, fashioning a commercial spaceship to loft rich tourists some 62 miles above Earth. Now the wraps come partially off the top-secret project. British billionaire Sir Richard Branson and American aerospace designer Burt Rutan are due Monday to show off their mothership, [...]

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