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Airbus looks to the future with hydrogen planes

Image copyright Airbus Aerospace giant Airbus has unveiled plans for what it hailed as the first commercial zero-emission aircraft. It said its hydrogen-fuelled passenger planes could be in service by 2035. Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury said the three ZEROe concept designs marked “a historic moment” for commercial aviation sector”. The use of hydrogen had “the potential to significantly reduce… Read more →

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Belfast’s Tribeca – bright future or historic mistake?

Image copyright Castlebrooke Investments Image caption The proposed development would reshape more than 10 acres of Belfast city centre Belfast’s North Street has seen better days. At its junction with Bridge Street, many of the buildings are abandoned, boarded up and covered in graffiti. For more than 20 years, the street has featured in plans to regenerate this area of… Read more →

Rhondda ex-mining village looks to forest for its future

Image copyright Mike Erskine Image caption Ian Thomas from social enterprise Welcome to the Woods hopes taking charge of the forest will build local wealth A former mining village has been awarded nearly £250,000 to develop Wales’ first community ownership project. The Skyline project wants to take charge of about 1.5 sq miles (4 sq km) of forestry around Treherbert,… Read more →

What sort of future does the conference industry have?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Virtual reality is likely to play a bigger role in future conferences “I’m devastated,” says Mike Walker, managing director of MGN Events. The company went from generating millions of pounds in revenue to near zero in just weeks, because of lockdowns. “Over 10 years of hard work building the company up from nothing, reinvesting… Read more →

Rishi Sunak’s ‘Kickstart’ jobs scheme: Back to the future?

Image copyright PA Media When Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his £2bn “Kickstart” jobs scheme this week, for some it sounded strangely familiar. Those of a certain age may remember the Future Jobs Fund – the scheme set up by then-Labour Prime Minster Gordon Brown and Chancellor Alastair Darling in 2009 in reaction to the global financial crash. Like the current… Read more →

Coronavirus: Budget airline AirAsia’s future in ‘significant doubt’

Image copyright Getty Images The future of Asia’s biggest budget airline, AirAsia, is in “significant doubt”, auditor Ernst & Young has said. Shares in the Malaysian-based airline fell by more than 10% on Wednesday after being halted earlier in the day. The airline’s founder and chief executive is tycoon Tony Fernandes, who also co-owns Queens Park Rangers (QPR) football club… Read more →

US beekeepers fear for their future

Image copyright Pamela Parker Image caption The price of honey on US shelves has almost doubled over the past 10 years Skyrocketing demand for honey has meant that prices in the US have almost doubled over the past decade – so why are American beekeepers struggling to make ends meet? David Bradshaw has been a beekeeper for almost half a… Read more →

Bombardier: The future of aerospace in Northern Ireland

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bombardier has announced 600 job losses at its Northern Ireland operations Three weeks ago a fire broke out at Bombardier’s main factory in Belfast. It was quickly brought under control with no injuries and little damage. But an aircraft factory going up in flames feels like a metaphor for an entire industry. Last week, Bombardier… Read more →