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Boeing Unveils 'green' Dreamliner Passenger Jet

...ency proved accurate. "If you look at it from an airline standpoint: you don't have a choice," Aboulafia told AFP. "If you don't have a 787-class aircraft and your competitor does, he can under-price you and out-profit you. "We can't be sure of their performance objectives, but if it does what they say, ...

Zambia to Get Anti-AIDS Drug Boost from Global Fund

...sing facility for poor countries, partly funded by airline ticket levies. At least 34 countries have signed up as donors to the 300 million dollar fund, which is aiming to help treat an additional 100,000 child HIV/AIDS victims in the world this year, and provide drugs against other major diseases. UNITA...

'Hi, can You Hear Me? I'm at 30,000 Feet'

...lts are a familiar part of the takeoff routine for airline passengers, but a European company has found a way...nt venture between European plane maker Airbus and airline IT group Sita, received a green light from the European Aviation Safety Agency on Monday to begin fi...

American Who Exposed Air Passengers to Drug Resistant TB Quarantined

...rking with state and local health departments, the airline industry, international health ministries and the World Health Organization to track down patients, Gerberding said. The authorities seek to determine where all the passengers on the flight originated, so they can be notified. How many countries ar...

AutoGenomics Addresses TB Crisis With a Genetic Drug Resistance Test

...g resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) flew on multiple airline flights and potentially infected other passengers, the need for rapid identification of MTB and assessment of drug resistance is critical to control of the spread of the disease" said Dr. Nani Dattagupta, Chief Scientific Officer of AutoGenomics. ...

Asia Pacific Region Officials Agree to Curb Aviation Pollution

...in the Asia-Pacific region have now agreed to curb airline pollution through a range of measures such as reducing the number of planes circling// airports as they wait to land. Only a couple of days ago Australia had announced that it was introducing traffic control changes at its airports to enhance aviat...

Researchers Study Reimbursing Living Organ Donors for Out-of-Pocket Expenses

...ive or friend agrees to donate, they might need an airline ticket or have to pay for lodging or medical tests. Much of that is not covered by insurance, so when someone volunteers to be a donor, they may have significant out-of-pocket expenses." The current study, funded by an $8 million grant from the Hea...

Five Countries Plan Hike in Airfare Tax to Buy Drugs for AIDS Patients

...azil, Britain, Norway and Chile announced a tax on airline tickets to raise $300 million dollars to buy AIDS ...lso attended. Annan called the initiative to tax airline tickets an "innovative" way to raise money for AIDS patients. "It can provide a continuing source ...

Model of Internal Clocks Reveals How Jet Lag Disrupts the System

...s for rotational shift workers, such as nurses and airline attendants, as some shifts will be much harder for...s for rotational shift workers, such as nurses and airline attendants, says Siegelmann. There are shifts that are much harder for the body than others, and if ...

Drug Testing to Fight Drug Use… to be Done.. or Not

...ve a different level of responsibility to, say, an airline pilot."...

Effect of Prolonged Stay in Space Studied Using Fruit Flies

...an disrupt cell phones, cause blackouts, interrupt airline traffic and damage or destroy instruments on multimillion-dollar satellites. Source: Euekalert...

Nurses Outsmart Surgeons When It Comes Safety And Team Wok

...Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ), was adapted from an airline industry questionnaire and applied to the health c...f which were developed to address accidents in the airline industry. The theory behind all these surveys is that improving work-area issues improves safety, ac...

Safety Measures Pose an Added Expenditure for the Airlines

...lines to electronically transmit information about airline passengers within the US. The reason behind is tha...heir names against government watch lists. But the airline is doubtful whether it will be able to shoulder the cost of the new safety measures....

Good news: there is no threat of bird flu confirms US

...volving into more of a human threat. In that case, airline passengers arriving from an afflicted area would pose a greater threat than any chicken. He concluded by saying, "At the end of the day, you have a broader, more favorable, beneficial effect on society by preventing the spread by vaccinating the spr...

Mumps Outbreak Hits US As CDC Monitors Air Travelers

... some reporting to have contacted the infection on airline // flights. Iowa reported more than 600 cases of t... sneezing. It also said that it was monitoring two airline travelers who took nine flights in this month. However Penny Hitchcock, an infectious disease expert...

Fear Of Flying Can Be Overcome By Deep Breathing

...cohol," Roth-Sackenheim said. About one in three airline passengers is believed to fear flying. According to a survey by the German Fear-of-Flying Centre, most sufferers are frequent fliers. Many have experienced a critical situation during flight, others are suddenly gripped by fear of a crash. --Edited...

Plane Facts: Beneficial To Have Medics Full-Time In Super Jets

...threadbare medical training. A spokeswoman for the airline said “Our cabin crew is trained to an extremely high standard and they have extensive medical training. We have a very high standard of equipment on board and we also have Medilink as our back-up, who we can phone through to for medical advice. There...

Chicken Dishes Back On Airline Menus

... all-time favourite 'egg curry' on certain routes, airline caterers have substituted poultry products with mutton, lamb and fish. Some airlines asked their caterers to revise the menu while those like Chef Air and Taj voluntarily stopped supplying chicken. "We were serving mutton, fish and seafood to some ...

Deep Vein Thrombosis Risk Increased During Long Travel

... under the 1929 Warsaw Convention on which all the airline regulations are based. A four-year legal chase by the victim and other family members finally ended up in favor of the Airline Company. At least with such studies highlighting the ill health effects of long travel, may be it is time to reframe or ...

Bird Flu Likely To Reduce World Energy Demand

...) in 2003 had led to a sharp reduction in civilian airline schedules in Asia as demand for tourist and business travel declined. Goldman Sachs did not expect bird flu to have any significant impact on demand for precious or industrial metals unless it developed into a global pandemic and damaged world econo...

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