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UN-backed tsunami warning system passes first test

The first test of the communication network of the United Nations-backed tsunami early warning system for the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean was carried out successfully today, paving th

First test of UN-backed tsunami warning system to be held next...

Thirty-one countries are set to take part next week in a United Nations-backed test of the tsunami early warning system in the North-Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and connected seas, which have

EasyJet to test volcanic ash detection system

LONDON, England - British budget airline easyJet is preparing to test a volcanic ash detection system on a research aircraft, it says.

American Airlines first to test streaming inflight entertainment

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, today secures another industry first.

Second Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental begins flight test

EVERETT, Wash. - The second Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, RC021, successfully made its first flight today. The airplane completes the two-airplane test fleet for the 747-8 Intercontinental.

Sixth Boeing 787 makes first flight

EVERETT, Wash. - The final Boeing 787 Dreamliner to join the flight test fleet made its first flight today from Paine Field in Everett, Wash.

Volcanic ash detectors to be tested by EasyJet, Airbus

Low-cost British airline easyJet PLC unveiled plans Friday to test an infrared system's ability to detect volcanic ash clouds.

Cape Town Stadium to stage final test event

Cape Town Stadium will host a final test event for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, when four national under-20 teams take part in the Cape Town International Challenge on April 10.

New Cape Town Stadium gets its first test

The first referee’s whistle will soon announce the opening of Cape Town’s R4,5 billion stadium when it hosts its inaugural soccer game, a face-off between Ajax and Santos, Cape Town’s leading PS

First test flight of 787 Dreamliner postponed

Boeing announced today that first flight of the 787 Dreamliner will be postponed due to a need to reinforce an area within the side-of-body section of the aircraft.

Flexible dining is coming to Celebrity Cruises

It's official: Beginning in September, Celebrity Cruises -- one of the last mainstream strongholds of traditional dining -- will test out "Celebrity Select," a new flexible dining program.

Southwest to begin testing in-flight Wi-Fi

Southwest Airlines, a pioneer in no-frills flying, said Monday it will begin testing in-flight Wi-Fi Internet.

Production resumes on Boeing 787 Dreamliners

EVERETT, WA - Production of Boeing 787 Dreamliners resumed yesterday with the join of the fifth airplane designated for flight test.

Continental Jetliner to test biofuels

Continental Airlines next week could become the first U.S. airline to demonstrate passenger jets can fly on a special blend of algae, the jatropha weed and jet fuel.

Air New Zealand tests jet with biofuel

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A passenger jet powered in part by vegetable oil successfully completed a two-hour flight Tuesday to test a biofuel that could lower airplane emissions and cut costs, Air N

Space tourism aircraft makes maiden test flight

A carrier aircraft designed to be the first stage of a commercial spaceline system made its maiden test flight today at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

Continental to test flight powered by biofuel

HOUSTON - Continental Airlines Inc. said Monday it will test the use of a biofuel blend to power one of its jetliners on a flight that won't carry any passengers.

‘Mystery Shoppers’ to test tourist industry standards

In a bid to find out what quality of customer service the tourism industry is really offering, Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett will deploy snoops to several attractions over the next six weeks.

Final tests for tourist balloon

Devon's newest tourist attraction has been undergoing final tests before it is opened to the public.The 25m-high (82ft) balloon is designed to fly 122m (400ft) above the ground, carrying 30 tourists at a time.It is tethered at Torre Abbey Gardens in Torquay but opponents want it moved, claiming it is too near the road.