Alistair Smout

New 737 MAX software flaw found during tests, Boeing sticks to return timeline

07 Feb 2020

LONDON/WASHINGTON Flight testers discovered another flaw in the software of Boeing Co's grounded 737 MAX, the plane that suffered two fatal crashes, though the company and the top U.S. aviation regulator said on Thursday the issue most likely could be fixed without extending the target date for the plane's return to service.

Budget carrier Ryanair ordered to drop low-emissions ad claims

05 Feb 2020

LONDON/PARIS Budget carrier Ryanair was ordered on Wednesday to withdraw publicity describing it as a "low-CO2 emissions airline", as Britain's main advertising watchdog labelled the claim misleading.

Budget carrier Ryanair ordered to drop low-emissions ad claims

05 Feb 2020

LONDON/PARIS Ryanair Holdings Plc publicity describing the budget carrier as a "low-CO2 emissions airline" has been deemed misleading by Britain's main advertising watchdog, which ordered its withdrawal on Wednesday.

'Avoidance and denial' let UK surgeon carry out needless operations

04 Feb 2020

LONDON A British breast surgeon who operated needlessly on patients continued unchecked due to a culture of "avoidance and denial" in the institutions that should have stopped him, an inquiry has found.

Countries demand Iran compensate relatives of plane-crash victims

17 Jan 2020

LONDON Five countries whose citizens died when Iran shot down an airliner last week said on Thursday that Tehran should pay compensation to families of the victims, and warned that the world is watching for its response.

Britain reaches deal to rescue regional airline Flybe

15 Jan 2020

LONDON Regional airline Flybe was rescued on Tuesday after the British government promised to review taxation of the industry and shareholders pledged more money to prevent its collapse. | Video

UK PM Johnson questions BBC's licence fee funding

10 Dec 2019

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday questioned why the BBC should continue to be supported by an annual fee paid by all viewing households, one of the biggest hints to date that the funding of Britain's main news provider could be upended.

Britain's electoral law not fit for purpose, says regulator

02 Dec 2019

LONDON Laws governing the upcoming British election are not fit for purpose and steps by Facebook and Google to increase transparency around digital adverts are not a substitute for reform, the Electoral Commission said.

UK Conservatives ramp up Facebook election ads

02 Dec 2019

LONDON Britain's governing Conservative Party has ramped up its campaigning efforts on social media platform Facebook with a surge of ads highlighting policy areas to younger voters.

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