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GM recalls another 1.5M cars over steering issue

General Motors recalled another 1.5 million cars globally on Monday, this time for a power steering issue, as the company faces probes over mishandling a deadly faulty ignition problem.  AP

General Motors recalled another 1.5 million cars globally on Monday, this time for a power steering issue, as the company faces probes over mishandling a deadly faulty ignition problem.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Throw the book at the Don Mariano group

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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 [...]

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Ford recalls 150,000 vehicles over fire risk

The 2013 Ford Escape Hybrid. INQUIRER STOCK PHOTO

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.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Zest Air suspension lifted

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The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) lifted the suspension order on Zest Air Tuesday.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Suspension just a misunderstanding–Zest Air chief

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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.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Zest Air claims planes ‘safe, airworthy’, surprised over suspension

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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”.

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

CAAP sets ground time policy for airlines

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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.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

What makes cars safe?

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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.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Motoring | Read More »

Toyota recalling 185,000 vehicles globally

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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.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Some Cebu Pacific Air passengers demand money, others reforms

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A Cebu Pacific Airbus A320 plane sits on the grassy part of the landing strip at the international airport in Davao after it overshot the runway during a rainstorm Sunday night. AFP PHOTO / Karlos Manlupig

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.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Boeing: New battery system ensures 787 safety

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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.

Posted: April 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US aviation agency to do own audit of PH

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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.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

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