Cathay Pacific says it’s ‘very happy’ with its Boeing fleet, despite recent 737 Max crash

U.S. plane manufacturer Boeing has been mired in controversy since its 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. Despite recent safety concerns surrounding the 737 Max 8, Cathay Pacific’s CEO said Thursday he was “very happy” with the Hong Kong-based carrier’s Boeing fleet. Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia,” Rupert Hogg said “about 50-50” of the airline’s fleet is made up of Boeing and Airbus planes — namely, the Boeing


U.S. plane manufacturer Boeing has been mired in controversy since its 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. Despite recent safety concerns surrounding the 737 Max 8, Cathay Pacific’s CEO said Thursday he was “very happy” with the Hong Kong-based carrier’s Boeing fleet. Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia,” Rupert Hogg said “about 50-50” of the airline’s fleet is made up of Boeing and Airbus planes — namely, the Boeing
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Cathay Pacific says it's 'very happy' with its Boeing fleet, despite recent 737 Max crash

U.S. plane manufacturer Boeing has been mired in controversy since its 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.

Despite recent safety concerns surrounding the 737 Max 8, Cathay Pacific’s CEO said Thursday he was “very happy” with the Hong Kong-based carrier’s Boeing fleet.

Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia,” Rupert Hogg said “about 50-50” of the airline’s fleet is made up of Boeing and Airbus planes — namely, the Boeing 777, Airbus A350 and A330. The airline does not fly the Boeing 737 Max.

“It is a tragedy, but we’re very happy with both sets of aircraft that we have,” Hogg said, in reference to Sunday’s deadly crash.

The fatal accident involving Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 — which killed all 149 passengers and eight crew members — comes less than five months after the same model plane operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air crashed shortly after taking off from Jakarta, killing all 189 on board.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-03-14  Authors: shirley tay, marcio rodrigo machado, getty images
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This map shows all the locations Sears once operated and what it has left today

It isn’t immediately known which stores the company plans to shutter. It once operated more than 3,500 locations across the U.S. under its namesake Sears brand and Kmart. Sears has been shedding its real estate for years as one way to raise cash when the company has been in a pinch. In 2015, it spun off about 250 stores to form a real estate investment trust called Seritage. Within just the past two years, it has shut more than 700 stores.


It isn’t immediately known which stores the company plans to shutter. It once operated more than 3,500 locations across the U.S. under its namesake Sears brand and Kmart. Sears has been shedding its real estate for years as one way to raise cash when the company has been in a pinch. In 2015, it spun off about 250 stores to form a real estate investment trust called Seritage. Within just the past two years, it has shut more than 700 stores.
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This map shows all the locations Sears once operated and what it has left today

Sears, once the largest retailer in the U.S., has now filed for bankruptcy protection and said Monday morning it plans to close 142 more stores this year — adding to the stores the retailer already shuttered in 2018.

It isn’t immediately known which stores the company plans to shutter. It once operated more than 3,500 locations across the U.S. under its namesake Sears brand and Kmart. Roughly 700 are still in business and it hopes to keep a portion open through this holiday season.

Sears has been shedding its real estate for years as one way to raise cash when the company has been in a pinch. In 2015, it spun off about 250 stores to form a real estate investment trust called Seritage. Within just the past two years, it has shut more than 700 stores.

Analysts say the company has opted to sell some of its more profitable locations from the get-go, leaving it with underwhelming assets.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-10-15  Authors: john w schoen, lauren thomas, lauren hirsch
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How small, flying vehicles could transform the way we move around cities

Small electric vehicles that fly could be the next form of urban transport to be adopted by cities and towns worldwide, according to one business. Florian Reuter, the company’s CEO and managing director, told CNBC that “the Volocopter is an entirely novel type of vertical take-off and landing aircraft.” Reuter said the Volocopter 2X was “all in all” an extremely safe, sustainable and “very quiet” vehicle. “In one sense, we already use the air a lot, for long-distance travel,” McCulloch said. “Wh


Small electric vehicles that fly could be the next form of urban transport to be adopted by cities and towns worldwide, according to one business. Florian Reuter, the company’s CEO and managing director, told CNBC that “the Volocopter is an entirely novel type of vertical take-off and landing aircraft.” Reuter said the Volocopter 2X was “all in all” an extremely safe, sustainable and “very quiet” vehicle. “In one sense, we already use the air a lot, for long-distance travel,” McCulloch said. “Wh
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How small, flying vehicles could transform the way we move around cities

Small electric vehicles that fly could be the next form of urban transport to be adopted by cities and towns worldwide, according to one business.

German aircraft manufacturer Volocopter has developed its Volocopter 2X — a fully-electric, 18-rotor vehicle that is operated by using a single joystick — with the intention of alleviating current congestion levels.

Florian Reuter, the company’s CEO and managing director, told CNBC that “the Volocopter is an entirely novel type of vertical take-off and landing aircraft.”

“By its DNA, it’s a drone,” he added. “So you can fly remotely controlled, it can fly all by itself or you can put a pilot in and have (it)… operated via the joystick.”

Reuter said the Volocopter 2X was “all in all” an extremely safe, sustainable and “very quiet” vehicle.

The company’s vision is intriguing. Hubs would connect sites including airports and business parks with city centers, with Volocopters taking off every minute to ferry passengers back and forth. This would help, the firm claims, to relieve the “strain” on areas prone to congestion: bridges, ring roads, tunnels and feeder roads.

In 2017, the Volocopter undertook a test flight in Dubai to demonstrate its capabilities. Plans are in place to conduct more tests, Reuter said. “We expect to see a number of demonstrations in relevant environments and cities in 2019.” He added that first commercial operations were expected to take place in the next three to five years.

Malcolm McCulloch, associate professor in engineering science at the University of Oxford, told CNBC that the key to ensuring new transport systems were interoperable was making it easy for people to move from one mode of travel to another. “The way we do that is make sure that it’s co-located,” he said.

This would mean that when a passenger disembarks an airplane, for example, a Volocopter would be ready and waiting to take them to their destination. “And if we’re really smart, we’d have the same tickets to enable us to do the complete end-to-end journey.”

Could the skies above our street realistically become busy highways used for transport?

“In one sense, we already use the air a lot, for long-distance travel,” McCulloch said. “If we’re looking at intra-city travel, then I think there is a possibility that it might become more viable, especially as the density of batteries increases and we have high-powered motors — it allows these technologies to become more feasible.”

“What the price point is going to be and whether we can get the regulatory environment in place, that’s going to be the challenge.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-09-21  Authors: anmar frangoul, chip somodevilla, getty images news, getty images, marvel studios, todd haselton, jason lee
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Larry Page’s newest flying car is fit for one and operated by joystick

Larry Page’s latest flying car can be operated with a joystick and doesn’t need a license to fly 1 Hour Ago | 01:01Google co-founder Larry Page is showcasing his flying car company’s latest model, the Flyer. It’s from his company Kitty Hawk — and the new model is fit for one and operated by joystick. The start-up teased the Flyer in a demo video last year, and is now nearing public roll out. Sebastian Thrun, Kitty Hawk’s CEO, told CNBC in an interview earlier this year, that they could take to t


Larry Page’s latest flying car can be operated with a joystick and doesn’t need a license to fly 1 Hour Ago | 01:01Google co-founder Larry Page is showcasing his flying car company’s latest model, the Flyer. It’s from his company Kitty Hawk — and the new model is fit for one and operated by joystick. The start-up teased the Flyer in a demo video last year, and is now nearing public roll out. Sebastian Thrun, Kitty Hawk’s CEO, told CNBC in an interview earlier this year, that they could take to t
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Larry Page's newest flying car is fit for one and operated by joystick

Larry Page’s latest flying car can be operated with a joystick and doesn’t need a license to fly 1 Hour Ago | 01:01

Google co-founder Larry Page is showcasing his flying car company’s latest model, the Flyer.

It’s from his company Kitty Hawk — and the new model is fit for one and operated by joystick. The fully electric vehicle flies between 3 feet to 10 feet off the water, powered by 10 independent lift fans, and can fly for up to 20 minutes or 20 miles.

It’s something between a pontoon plane and a drone, and it’s not too comfortable for the driver, according to a CNN reporter who took the Flyer for a spin.

The start-up teased the Flyer in a demo video last year, and is now nearing public roll out. The personal vehicles are available for pre-order. The company hasn’t publicly disclosed a sale price.

Sebastian Thrun, Kitty Hawk’s CEO, told CNBC in an interview earlier this year, that they could take to the skies within five years. Kitty Hawk has conducted about 1,500 flights and is also testing its pilotless flying taxi, called Cora, in New Zealand.


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How to see if you liked a Facebook page that was operated by Russian trolls

House Democrats on Thursday released a complete archive of the 3,500 ads that Russia purchased on Facebook. I’m going to show you if you might have liked one of those posts or followed a page run by the Russian Internet Research Agency, or IRA. More than 11.4 million Americans were exposed to the ads at some point, the House Democrats said, noting that there were 470 Facebook pages run by the IRA and more than 80,000 pieces of content spread across those pages. Here’s how to see if you were ever


House Democrats on Thursday released a complete archive of the 3,500 ads that Russia purchased on Facebook. I’m going to show you if you might have liked one of those posts or followed a page run by the Russian Internet Research Agency, or IRA. More than 11.4 million Americans were exposed to the ads at some point, the House Democrats said, noting that there were 470 Facebook pages run by the IRA and more than 80,000 pieces of content spread across those pages. Here’s how to see if you were ever
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How to see if you liked a Facebook page that was operated by Russian trolls

House Democrats on Thursday released a complete archive of the 3,500 ads that Russia purchased on Facebook. I’m going to show you if you might have liked one of those posts or followed a page run by the Russian Internet Research Agency, or IRA.

More than 11.4 million Americans were exposed to the ads at some point, the House Democrats said, noting that there were 470 Facebook pages run by the IRA and more than 80,000 pieces of content spread across those pages.

Here’s how to see if you were ever fooled by these ads using a tool Facebook made available for its users:


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White House medical unit reportedly operated like ‘grab and go’ clinic under Ronny Jackson

Employees of the White House medical unit said that it often operated like a “grab and go” clinic, allowing mid-level staffers to senior officials to acquire prescription drugs without being seen by a doctor, according to a report by CNN. Five current and former medical unit staffers, who wished to remain anonymous, told CNN that prescription medications were given to White House staffers, sometimes without medical consultations by a doctor. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Jacks


Employees of the White House medical unit said that it often operated like a “grab and go” clinic, allowing mid-level staffers to senior officials to acquire prescription drugs without being seen by a doctor, according to a report by CNN. Five current and former medical unit staffers, who wished to remain anonymous, told CNN that prescription medications were given to White House staffers, sometimes without medical consultations by a doctor. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Jacks
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White House medical unit reportedly operated like 'grab and go' clinic under Ronny Jackson

Employees of the White House medical unit said that it often operated like a “grab and go” clinic, allowing mid-level staffers to senior officials to acquire prescription drugs without being seen by a doctor, according to a report by CNN.

Five current and former medical unit staffers, who wished to remain anonymous, told CNN that prescription medications were given to White House staffers, sometimes without medical consultations by a doctor. This practice was allegedly endorsed by Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who withdrew his nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday following accusations that he wrecked a government vehicle while drunk and handed out opioids to a White House staffer, garnering him the nickname “candy man.”

Jackson denied the allegations. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Jackson remains a doctor in the U.S. Navy assigned to the White House. President Donald Trump defended Jackson Thursday morning in an interview on “Fox & Friends,” saying there was “no proof” behind the accusations.

However, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont) wants the Senate to continue investigating Jackson, according to an article in USA Today. On Wednesday, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee minority staff released a two-page memo that listed the allegations made against Jackson.

One medical unit employee said that there was a “loose control of the controlled medications” under both the Obama and Trump administrations. They said that staffers were often freely granted antibiotics and other prescription medications.

“We would just hand them out,” one source told CNN. “They’d come in and say, ‘Hey, can I have an Ambien?’ And we would just hand them out. Without having to sign a thing. We all had a huge problem with it.”

Another person within the medical unit said it was “standard practice” for parents to pick up Ambien, a sleeping medicine, and Provigil, a wakefulness agent, even for their children.

The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

Read CNN’s full report here.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-04-27  Authors: ashley turner, tom williams, cq roll call, getty images
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Here’s what it’s like to take a $150,000 trip around the world on a private jet

For most travelers flying out of Miami International Airport, the experience is far from glamorous, with harrowingly long lines and — if you’re lucky — takeaway from KFC. Instead, imagine being ushered onto a private 757 operated by the luxury safari pioneer Abercrombie & Kent. Founder, chairman and CEO Geoffrey Kent, a dashing explorer who is a real-life cross between James Bond and Indiana Jones, will be there to accompany you, along with a fleet of flight attendants, chefs and guides.


For most travelers flying out of Miami International Airport, the experience is far from glamorous, with harrowingly long lines and — if you’re lucky — takeaway from KFC. Instead, imagine being ushered onto a private 757 operated by the luxury safari pioneer Abercrombie & Kent. Founder, chairman and CEO Geoffrey Kent, a dashing explorer who is a real-life cross between James Bond and Indiana Jones, will be there to accompany you, along with a fleet of flight attendants, chefs and guides.
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Here's what it's like to take a $150,000 trip around the world on a private jet

For most travelers flying out of Miami International Airport, the experience is far from glamorous, with harrowingly long lines and — if you’re lucky — takeaway from KFC.

Instead, imagine being ushered onto a private 757 operated by the luxury safari pioneer Abercrombie & Kent.

Founder, chairman and CEO Geoffrey Kent, a dashing explorer who is a real-life cross between James Bond and Indiana Jones, will be there to accompany you, along with a fleet of flight attendants, chefs and guides.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2017-11-01  Authors: laura begley bloom, special to cnbc, source, abercrombie, getty images, inti ocon, tom stoddart archive, kaveh kazemi
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