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.
By Jerome Aning
MANILA, Philippines—Citing passengers’ convenience and safety, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) ordered all Philippine domestic commercial carriers on Thursday to use aerobridges, if they are available, at the country’s various airports. The order was contained in a memorandum to all airport managers and a cease-and-desist order issued to the airlines by Capt. [...]
By Tessa R. Salazar
Before the “Jingle Bells,” “Silver Bells,” “Carol of the Bells” and “Come on, Ring Those Bells” again become out of season, it would be wise to prepare ahead of the worst of the 2012 holiday traffic. Think of the city streets during Christmas season as a fat-clogged heart, where road users are like blood flowing to and from the diseased organ. Where the arteries have been clogged with fatty cholesterol after years and years of eating pork, beef, chicken and other LDL-laden foods, normal blood flow is slowed down and, at worst, grinds to a complete stop. Now that’s another set of bells tolling. The same logic can be applied to traffic: Lifetimes of selfish habits have led to chaotic road conditions on urban streets, and try as they might, our heroic traffic enforcers are rendered powerless by a problem that has become systemic.
Ford Motor Company on Friday issued a recall of more than 89,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada amid concerns the engines could catch on fire.
By Tessa R. Salazar
As a motorist or a driver, you must have imagined, at least once, that the fuel tanker cruising beside you carrying thousands of liters of flammable fuel would just burst into flames and explode. Well, in Riyadh on Nov. 1, a fuel tanker crashed onto a highway post, burst into flames and exploded, leveling all the buildings beside it and killing 26, the Ministry of Health was quoted by The Hindu online news as saying. Hundreds of others were injured. Just recently, Arab News reported that the panel formed by the government to investigate the accident in eastern Riyadh would present its findings to Interior Minister Prince Muhammad bin Naif on Nov. 12.
Japan’s biggest automaker said Wednesday it would recall 7.43 million vehicles globally over a fire risk caused by a power-window defect.
By the staff
A popular Japanese ramen restaurant in the middle of the Makati central business district reopened its doors last week after being ordered closed by the city government for a month.
By Botchi Santos
Week after week, month after month, I’ve been writing about car care maintenance tips, and at some point it does become repetitive. Why is this?
Hyundai is to recall more than 220,000 cars in the United States due to two separate air-bag defects, the Korean automaker said in filings to safety regulators released Monday.
Ford is recalling about 8,270 2013 Escape SUVs due to a problem with carpet padding that can interfere with braking, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Sunday.