By Francis Lim
Recently, we witnessed a tragedy when a Don Mariano passenger bus fell off the Skyway in Parañaque City and crashed onto a van plying the service road beneath. The tragedy caused injuries to 21 persons and claimed 18 lives. As I watched the news, I could just imagine how difficult it was for the [...]
US auto giant Ford ordered a recall of nearly 150,000 of its popular Escape vehicle on Tuesday, citing a potential risk of engine fire.
By Matikas Santos
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) lifted the suspension order on Zest Air Tuesday.
By Miguel R. Camus
The founder of Zest Air, which was suspended by air safety regulators on Friday for safety violations, claimed it was all a “misunderstanding” and he was hopeful the budget carrier would be allowed to resume flights as early as Monday after it gives its side.
Zest Air assured aviation authorities on Saturday that all its aircraft were “safe and airworthy” and expressed surprise at its suspension without being given an opportunity “to properly respond to their issues raised”.
By Miguel R. Camus
The country’s air safety regulator is now pushing for the industry-wide implementation of a minimum 45-minute scheduled ground time for domestic flights in three months—a move budget carriers said would be disadvantageous to their business model, which relies on speed and efficiency to bring down costs.
By Aida Sevilla Mendoza
When Toyota Motor Corp. deputy chief engineer Takatomo Suzuki presented the all-new Vios’ improvements at the launching extravaganza last week, one of the first he mentioned was the increased number of spot welds. It underscored the major role that spot welds play in making a car safe. Spot welds not only make a car safe, they also help to reduce rattles and road noise.
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 185,000 vehicles globally, mostly in Japan and Europe, for a glitch in the power steering. No accidents have been reported related to the problem.
By Judy Quiros
Cebu Pacific Air now faces demands from two groups of passengers that figured in the accident involving its Flight 5J971 to this city that partially missed the runway of the Francisco Bangoy International Airport here on June 2.
Boeing Co.’s chief engineer for the 787 Dreamliner says changes to the lithium-ion battery are fully sufficient to ensure the aircraft’s safety, although the company has been unable to find the cause of the original battery failures earlier this year that led to groundings of the plane worldwide.
By Paolo G. Montecillo
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has chosen to conduct its own audit on the Philippines, ignoring the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) recent lifting of “significant safety concerns” (SSC) on the country.
Toyota Motor will recall 209,000 sport utility vehicles it has sold in the United States due to a possible seat-belt fault, Kyodo News reported on Saturday.