Virgin Blue has announced details of its new long haul carrier and flagship aircraft, moving a step closer to offering an alternative service on the trans-pacific route. The announcement comes after it yesterday received approval from Australia's International Air Services Commission to operate return non-stop services to the US from late 2008, and immediately follows Qantas' unveiling of further details about its Airbus A380 fleet and new 'premium economy' class.
JVC, which has been bleeding losses for a long time, and Kenwood are finally getting hitched in an effort to save the troubled company The two companies have formally agreed to join their car electronics and audio equipment businesses, while considering a complete business merger in the future, according to reports out of Japan.
Along with a new, revamped flying kangaroo logo, Qantas today made sweeping changes across its fleet of domestic and international aircraft and announced the interior arrangements for the Airbus A380 due in August 2008.
Qantas has signalled it will shake up its business structure in the coming year to unlock greater value from its lucrative frequent flyer, freight, fleet and holiday divisions. It announced this while reporting record net profits of $720 million for the year to 30 June 2007.
The State Government will force Sydney Service station owners to install vapour capturing technology to reduce emissions of carcinogenic vapours from bowsers, following a NSW parliamentary air pollution inquiry.